The range-topping SVR version of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe has been caught on camera while performing intense testing rounds on the Nordschleife.

The range-topping SVR version of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe has been caught on camera while performing intense testing rounds on the Nordschleife.

Jaguar's test driver seems to be pushing the prototype to its limits to make sure the most hardcore F-Type ever will be worthy of the "SVR" badge which is destined to be used from now on only on the strongest version of a model within the JLR world. Sources close to the Gaydon-based automaker are indicating it will have more than 600 bhp (447 kW) squeezed from the familiar V8 5.0-liter supercharged engine.

All that power will be channeled to both axles with help from a revised variant of the 8-speed Quickshift gearbox. The added punch combined with a more aerodynamic body (including fixed rear wing) and possibility a weight loss will enable the F-Type SVR run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in less than 4 seconds taking into account the F-Type R Coupe AWD needs 4.1 seconds for the same task. Consequently, top speed will likely go beyond the R's electronically-governed 186 mph (300 km/h).

Jaguar will roll out the F-Type SVR next year in both coupe and convertible body styles, with an official reveal likely set for March at the Geneva Motor Show.

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