New Jaguar F-Pace SVR Version 1988 Tributes to Le Mans-Winning XJR-9 LMK


The Jaguar F-Pace SVR is already a great SUV but the British automaker has just unveiled a limited-edition version called the 1988 version. Limited to just 394 instances worldwide, this particular F-Pace SVR has been brought to life. By the automaker’s SV Bespoke section.

The limited edition F-Pace SVR pays homage to the race-winning Jaguar XJR-9 LM from 1988 Le 24 Hour. That car completed 394 laps of the circuit during the event, so why only 394 examples of the 1988 version would be produced.

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All examples are bathed in the same Midnight Amethyst Gloss Paintwork and sit on a set of 22-inch imitation alloy wheels finished in champagne gold satin. Each F-Pace SVR version includes a 1988 Sunset Gold Satin Jaguar badge and tailgate script, each front wing panel has a laser-aided version 1988 logo and gloss black finish across the wing mirror cap, brake caliper, wheel center cap. And ‘R’ on the SVR badge.

The distinctive features continue in the cabin of the powerful SUV. For example, all 394 instances will be furnished with semi-aniline ebony leather upholstery and will feature detail sunset gold satin across the dashboard, steering wheel, paddle shifter and front seat. The Jaguar has a satin black badge on the steering wheel while applying the fine SV Bespoke and version 1988 branding to the illuminated tradeplate and dashboard.

“The design of the F-PACE SVR version 1988 was inspired by the legendary Jaguar Endurance Racing Car,” said Richard Ully, Creative Director of Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations, about the limited-edition SUV. “Midnight Amethyst Gloss Paintwork looks black until its amethyst undertones are exposed to the bright sun, emphasizing the dynamic exterior of the SVR. To achieve this dramatic ultra metallic gloss finish, we evaluated more than 40 variations to create the desired color depth. “

The F-Pace SVR version 1988 is mechanically identical to the standard model. As such, it is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 550 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. This month’s Le Mans 24 Hours will feature the SUV alongside the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9.

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