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Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 confirmed for Australia

Jaguar has revealed a special edition of the F-Pace SVR inspired by the XJR-9 racer, winner of the 24 Hour of Le Mans in 1988.

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Jaguar has just revealed a limited edition version of the high-performance F-Pace SVR SUV –with 20 examples set to be available in Australia.

Dubbed the Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988, this limited edition model pays homage to the XJR-9 racer which won the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans.

A total of 394 examples are going to be produced, which correlates to the number of the laps the Jaguar Le Mans racer did in 1988.

Orders are open now at specialist Jaguar SV dealers, with the first Australian deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The 2023 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 is priced from $189,531 before on-road costs, which is almost $45,000 more expensive than the regular F-Pace SVR.

It’s powered by the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine producing 405kW of power and 700Nm of torque. This is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.

Jaguar claims the F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.0 seconds and has a top speed of 286km/h.

This special edition F-Pace SVR has been designed by its personalisation division SV Bespoke and it has “an emotive specification, inspired by Jaguar’s rich racing heritage”.

A unique specification includes a specially-formulated Midnight Amethyst Gloss exterior paint colour which is exclusive to the Edition 1988.

According to Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) Creative Director Richard Wooley, more than 40 variations of the deep exterior paint colour were assessed to create the desired depth of colour.

Other bespoke features include 22-inch Champagne Gold Satin forged alloy wheels, Sunset Gold Satin interior and exterior detailing, a ‘One of 394’ SV Bespoke commissioning graphic, and “subtle” SV and Edition 1988 branding on the illuminated sill plates and dash.

There’s also a sliding panoramic glass sunroof, heated and ventilated front performance seats, semi-aniline Ebony leather upholstery, open-pore carbon fibre interior finishes, head-up display, and a wireless phone charger as standard.

There’s an exterior black pack fitted as standard which puts gloss black finishes on the side mirror caps, brake calipers, wheel centre caps, and the letter R on the SVR badging.

Just like the regular F-Pace SVR, this special edition receives the latest version of the Pivi Pro infotainment system which has Amazon Alexa integration. In the F-Pace range the central infotainment touchscreen measures 11.4 inches.

The infotainment system now also has what3words integration too, which means that navigation destinations can be set using unique three-word strings that correspond to precise 3 metre square locations.

This special edition model, just like all other Jaguar models, is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. There’s also five years of roadside assistance.

Jaguar also offers a five-year service package for F-Pace SVR owners which is priced at $3750.

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 will be presented alongside the Le Mans-winning XJR-9 racer on SVO’s display at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is running from June 8 to 12.

It will also be shown off at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 23 to 26.

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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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