2023 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 is a Love-Letter to Motorsport
Meet the 2023 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 and while the name is a bit of a mouthful, it comes with a distinct motorsport-inspired design that harks back to the British marque‘s glory days in Le Mans. The special edition SUV pays tribute to the number of laps completed by the winning XJR-9 LM at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1988 and there are only 394 examples of this F-Pace available worldwide.
Related: Check out our review of the 2021 F-Pace SVR right here.
Identifying one on the road won’t be an issue with an eye-popping paint scheme consisting of a ‘specially-formulated Midnight Amethyst Gloss paintwork’, ‘Champagne Gold Satin’ 22-inch forged alloy wheels and Sunset Gold Satin exterior and interior detailing.
That said, the purple colour has a dark undertone and appears black until sunlight is bestowed on it. The gold accents match well with this distinct hue and appear on the right side of good taste. This is also one of the few cars aside from the Subaru Impreza that seems to carry gold wheels quite well. Being an SVR, the quad exhausts poking out at the back do reveal that it isn’t your usual diesel F-Pace and instead packs in a 550PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine. That’s enough to send this SUV from 0-100km/h in just 4.0 seconds while reaching a top speed of 286km/h.
This special edition further gets a Sunset Gold Satin Jaguar leaper and script on the tailgate along with a laser-etched Edition 1988 logo being seen on each of the front wing panels. Inside, you get carbon fibre trim, semi-aniline leather upholstery and even more Sunset Gold Satin detailing across the dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift paddles and the seats.
Being the latest iteration of the F-Pace, the standard kit on offer is generous as it includes everything from the latest Pivi Pro infotainment system to a panoramic sunroof, a head-up display and Amazon/Alexa integration. The Jaguar F-PACE SVR Edition 1988 will be showcased alongside the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9 at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Expectedly, the price for getting one of these on your driveway won’t be cheap as the list price has now ballooned to nearly $200,000- a hefty increase over the standard F-Pace SVR. However, as is with these things, the exclusivity and the motorsport link will ensure it in becoming a collector’s item in the years to come.
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