Our spies have sent us the first batch of images with the Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible.

Our spies have sent us the first batch of images with the Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible.

We have seen the F-Type SVR testing several times but only in coupe guise and now its soft top sibling has joined the action ahead of an expected official launch in the first half of next year. Developed by JRL's Special Vehicle Operations, these two will sit on top of the range and are expected to come exclusively with an all-wheel drive configuration and the 8-speed Quickshift automatic transmission.

You will be able to tell these two apart from the lesser F-Type models by the beefier body which will be even more aggressive than the R and will include a massive rear wing together with enlarged air vents. Powering the F-Type SVR duo will be a higher specification V8 5.0-liter supercharged engine pushing out more than 600 bhp (447 kW). The added oomph will likely be matched with a bigger set of bigger brakes and there will also be a stiffer and lower sports suspension to make the car even more agile.

Taking into account the F-Type R AWD Convertible needs 3.9 seconds for the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) journey, expect the SVR to complete the task in approximately 3.7-3.8 seconds while the top speed should increase beyond the R's 186 mph (300 km/h).

Our guess is Jaguar will bring both coupe and convertible F-Type SVRs to the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016, but an online reveal will obviously occur sooner than that.

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