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    • Test results for the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible - 0-60 in 3.4, 1/4 mile in 11.7@122, 4104 pound curb weight

      The SVR update for the Jaguar F-Type coupe and convertible models added power and stripped weight. Well, at least in theory it was supposed to strip some weight. For some reason this F-Type SVR Convertible comes in 30 pounds heavier than an F-Type R convertible.


      Oh well, yet another manufacturer weight loss claim that is not worth the paper it is printed on. There is an optional carbon ceramic brake system that will save some weight for $12k. Yes, 4104 pounds is heavy but the all wheel drive system certainly does its job.

      0-60 comes by in only 3.4 seconds. 0-100 takes 8.0 seconds flat. The 1/4 mile takes 11.7 seconds at 122 miles per hour. Pretty nice for the long in the tooth 5.0 liter supercharged V8 they bumped up to 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.

      This Jag may not be the lightest, fastest, or best handling but it certainly is a very nice combination of the three. It pulls 1.02g on the skidpad. That is an unheard of number for a Jaguar. It certainly is nimble for the 4100 pound curb weight.

      Car and Driver claims it is not really all that quicker than the F-Type R all wheel drive convertible they tested and considering the difference is only 25 more horsepower on paper it would be difficult to pick this up anyway. Weather alone can influence the numbers. Maybe throw both cars on a dyno and really see?

      Is the car worth a $20k premium over the F-Type R? Not really. If you put a premium on performance go for aftermarket upgrades and save the cash. The interior and aerodynamic changes are nice the reality of the situation is this is not enough of an upgrade for the money. They should have at least massaged the supercharger a bit more.


      Specifications

      VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door convertible

      PRICE AS TESTED: $132,233 (base price: $129,795)

      ENGINE TYPE: supercharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

      DISPLACEMENT: 305 cu in, 5000 cc
      POWER: 575 hp @ 6500 rpm
      TORQUE: 516 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

      TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

      DIMENSIONS:
      WHEELBASE: 103.2 in
      LENGTH: 176.2 in
      WIDTH: 75.7 in HEIGHT: 51.5 in
      PASSENGER VOLUME: 52 cu ft
      TRUNK VOLUME: 7 cu ft
      CURB WEIGHT: 4104 lb

      C/D TEST RESULTS:
      Zero to 60 mph: 3.4 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 8.0 sec
      Zero to 130 mph: 13.4 sec
      Zero to 150 mph: 19.0 sec
      Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.8 sec
      Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.2 sec
      Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.7 sec
      Standing -mile: 11.7 sec @ 122 mph
      Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 195 mph
      Braking, 70-0 mph: 146 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.02 g

      FUEL ECONOMY:
      EPA combined/city/highway: 18/15/23 mpg
      C/D observed: 16 mpg
      C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 26 mpg
      C/D observed highway range: 480 mi

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Test results for the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible - 0-60 in 3.4, 1/4 mile in 11.7@122, 4104 pound curb weight started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 10 Comments
      1. 93siro's Avatar
        93siro -
        How the hell an aluminum body/chassis with this size weighs as much as their XJ is beyond me.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Pig or not, I still love the F-Type. Gorgeous and they sound mean AF from the factory. Click here to enlarge

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        The exhaust note on these is spectacular.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 93siro Click here to enlarge
        How the hell an aluminum body/chassis with this size weighs as much as their XJ is beyond me.
        +1

        991.2 Carrera S cabriolet weighs 3,500lbs

        http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...ic-test-review

        Different strokes for different folks but i know which one I would get....
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        +1

        991.2 Carrera S cabriolet weighs 3,500lbs

        http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...ic-test-review

        Different strokes for different folks but i know which one I would get....
        In all fairness, the C4S is over 3,700lbs (more apples to apples). Having said that, the F-Type is still porkier. If you're going for performance, the 991.2 is the better option. If you're going for more exclusivity, looks, sound, perhaps even value, etc then it's a tougher choice.

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        the C4S is over 3,700lbs (more apples to apples)
        I haven't seen a weight that high for a C4S cab.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I haven't seen a weight that high for a C4S cab.
        Porsche doesn't spec it, so I used the 991.2 Turbo's weight from a test. Should be similar.

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        Porsche doesn't spec it, so I used the 991.2 Turbo's weight from a test. Should be similar.

        -Rich
        No C4S cab here but: http://www.porscheboost.com/content....-RS-comparison

        Carrera S cab is 3500. C4S coupe is the same.

        I saw a Targa (all of them are all wheel drive) in the 36XX range. I haven't seen 37XX yet but maybe.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No C4S cab here but: http://www.porscheboost.com/content....-RS-comparison

        Carrera S cab is 3500. C4S coupe is the same.

        I saw a Targa (all of them are all wheel drive) in the 36XX range. I haven't seen 37XX yet but maybe.
        Like your article says - AWD is a 300lb weight penalty. With a C2S Cab weighing 3,500lbs it's not a big stretch to think a C4S would be 3,700+.

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        Like your article says - AWD is a 300lb weight penalty. With a C2S Cab weighing 3,500lbs it's not a big stretch to think a C4S would be 3,700+.

        -Rich
        Agreed. I just want to see someone weigh it as I saw a Targa 4S weighing in at 36XX and it should be heavier than the C4S I would think. The amount of fuel is enough to push it to 37XX it looks like:

        Click here to enlarge