By Stewart Smith on 2016-03-24 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Fast and Furious
Jaguar hits 201mph
THE new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR, the fastest Jaguar ever, has been put through a high speed test drive with Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez at the wheel.
On a closed highway in the Nevada desert, home to the world's fastest road race, the Silver State Classic Challenge, the actress pushed the car to its top speed with the speedometer indicating 201mph - a personal top speed for her.
Michelle 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 incredible feeling."
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 is Jaguar's ultimate performance vehicle.
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 all-weather 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, with a top speed of 200mph for the coupe.
It is priced from £110,000 for the coupe and £115,485 for the convertible.
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