The new Jaguar F-Type SVR, the
fastest series production Jaguar vehicle ever, has been put through its first
high speed test drive with Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez at the wheel. On
a closed highway in the Nevada desert, home to the world renowned Silver State
Classic Challenge road race, the actress pushed the F-Type SVR Coupe to its top
speed with the speedometer indicating 201mph (323.478kmph) - a personal top speed for the star.
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Michelle Rodriguez said:
"Driving this car was insane! I've now broken my personal speed record in
the beautiful Jaguar F-Type SVR. Reaching 201mph felt amazing, the car drove
really smoothly, all my corrections were minimal, I was super focused, and it
really reacted in all the right ways. I don't think I'd ever go this fast
without a professional driver seated next to me, but oh man, it was an
"I've always wondered
what it was like to travel faster than my top speed of 140mph and, outside of
the Autobahn, it's impossible for me to do it safely anywhere else and safety
is most important to me. It was refreshing to be able to take myself beyond my
limitations, going that fast is a big responsibility but the experience in this
car was more graceful than anything I've felt before."
Developed by Jaguar Land Rover
Special Vehicle Operations to be lighter, quicker, faster and more powerful
while remaining useable day-to-day, the F-Type SVR elevates the F-Type model
range as the ultimate Jaguar sports car.
John Edwards, Managing
Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said: "Building
upon the award-winning F-Type was a challenging objective. Everything in terms
of handling, design, sound and performance had to be taken to a new level, and
is what the new F-Type SVR delivers. It is a 200mph supercar, but above all one
that is designed to be driven every day."
The F-TYPE SVR is the first
Jaguar SVR and fastest F-Type ever. Acceleration from 0-60mph takes just 3.5
seconds, and, in coupe trim, the new Jaguar joins an elite club of cars capable
of accelerating to 200 mph(1,2).