Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division is known to make your everyday cars pure scorchers and after the F-Type and the Range Rovers, it is now the XE which is getting the special treatment. We had spotted the car earlier as well and this time, it sports different wheels and a few changes compared to the stock car.
The XE SVR will be powered by the insane 5.0-litre supercharged V8, the SVO’s favourite engine. Whipping at least 500bhp of power from it, the XE SVR will look into biting the performance sedan pie dominated by the Mercedes C63 AMG and the BMW M3.
In its four-door glory, the rear-wheel drive eight-speed XE might become one of the fastest luxury cars. There is also the Project 8, based on the XE and we are not yet sure if it’s the SVR or a blown out version of the XE SVR.
Looking at the prototype, it seems that Jaguar has almost reached the end of its development phase with the large air intakes visible in spite of the camouflage on the front bumper. The red brake callipers show the added stopping power and the quad exhausts in the back would sing the best of the V8 harmonies.
The XE SVR might debut at Frankfurt, the last of the European big-ticket Auto Shows and it certainly be a befitting showstopper.