jaguar Ftype SVR opinions?

jaguar Ftype SVR opinions?

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barriejames

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673 posts

117 months

Saturday 12th January
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Hi All just wondered what current thinking is on Ftype SVR models? I have a gen 1 v10 Manual right now and am looking at moving on. These FTypes start around 70k now and I guess whilst the R8 probably won't drop now I am a bit concerned the jag will shed 1000s even for these special models?

akadk

684 posts

117 months

Saturday 12th January
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A normal R is pretty much the same.

If you bought a SVR for £70k, I’d budget to lose at least £20k

barriejames

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673 posts

117 months

Saturday 12th January
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That was my early thoughts which I can live with if it holds around 50k SVR is quite a different package than the r if you like goodies and carbon etc

m4tti

4,182 posts

93 months

Saturday 12th January
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Stick with R8. The F-type looks like an old foggies car what ever body kit they chuck on it.

barriejames

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673 posts

117 months

Saturday 12th January
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my Mrs said that!! I'm 55 though so knocking on myself. love the r8 still but I do like the SVR in French blue and if I found a really hi Spec one I could be tempted. you can get these to over 150k new if you hit lots of options
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m4tti

4,182 posts

93 months

Saturday 12th January
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barriejames said:
my Mrs said that!! I'm 55 though so knocking on myself. love the r8 still but I do like the SVR in French blue and if I found a really hi Spec one I could be tempted. you can get these to over 150k new if you hit lots of options
Listen to the home boss hehe

barriejames

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673 posts

117 months

Saturday 12th January
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she hated the R8 to begin with tbough but soon warmed to it. To be honest if I took her advice on any financial matters I wouldn't be in an R8 ... likely catching a bus

cayman-black

7,528 posts

154 months

Sunday 13th January
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Very nice those SVR,s. Sound epic as well.

akadk

684 posts

117 months

Sunday 13th January
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They honestly are not much different

Carbon ? You can have all the same carbon on a R ... and it’s cheap, mostly carbon skinned plastic items.

The Blue is Ultra Blue, metallic....French Racing is flat and they last did that on the R-S models.

barriejames

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673 posts

117 months

Sunday 13th January
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only difference for me would be seeing an svr and thinking why didn't I get that. It's top model snobbery I guess but I always try to get the top model of the range with anything I buy. yes it's a waste of money which I can't explain. Thanks for the heads up in the exact blue colour. looking around it's hard to find a carbon brakes well specd coupe.

cayman-black

7,528 posts

154 months

Tuesday 15th January
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akadk said:
They honestly are not much different

Carbon ? You can have all the same carbon on a R ... and it’s cheap, mostly carbon skinned plastic items.

The Blue is Ultra Blue, metallic....French Racing is flat and they last did that on the R-S models.
I agree with barrie
I must be honest if i was buying the Jag the R would not get a look as it would have to be the SVR or nothing. It is the most special model.

MHT223

141 posts

146 months

Tuesday 15th January
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I did 2000 miles to and from the Belgium Grand Prix (and a bit of touring) in 2017 swapping between an SVR and an R8 V10.

Loved the R8, the F-Type SVR wan't really for me. Great tourer, decent luggage space, epic sound but I couldn't help but think I'd rather have the R and keep the cash. It's really loud and shouty, but really didn't feel great at high speed on the autobahns. Just had a look at the used price differential, and there's not as much in it versus the R or R Dynamic now, but same still stands.

If you want every to know when you turn up to places and turn and look get the SVR, if you're not an attention seeker I'd go for the R.

Edited by MHT223 on Tuesday 15th January 09:33

Gameface

7,010 posts

15 months

Tuesday 15th January
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Is the SVR the one with the absolutely awful boot spoiler?

NewNameNeeded

2,243 posts

163 months

Tuesday 15th January
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barriejames said:
Hi All just wondered what current thinking is on Ftype SVR models?
Moving on do soon?!!??!?? Have you driven an F Type? I did a few laps earlier this year in an R, and passenger laps in an SVR.

Lovely sound
Felt more tourer than sports car
Felt nowhere near as special, or as capable as my R8.

They're really good looking, but I was a bit disappointed if I'm honest.

Happy shopping!

barriejames

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673 posts

117 months

Tuesday 15th January
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no not moving on for a while but the Ftype was on the list not driven one. Still adore the R8 every time I back it out the garage.

jakesmith

3,211 posts

109 months

Wednesday 16th January
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If you think the Jag sounds epic, try a sports exhaust on our Lambo derived V10
If you have any concerns about depreciation the V10 manual R8 is the one to keep
In your position if you're serious & good to go - see if they will give you a proper test drive or lend you one. Or maybe hire one for a weekend? The £500 it will cost is nothing compared to what you'd lose on a newer Jag


barriejames

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673 posts

117 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Good call I may try that it's mainly a visual thing I'm not so concerned about outright grunt etc but love sound. I'm not sure anything in the price range will have the R8 allure as I still love it a lot but they are a little dated inside now even with top quality extended leather etc

Edited by barriejames on Wednesday 16th January 20:07

barriejames

Original Poster:

673 posts

117 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Good call I may try that it's mainly a visual thing I'm not so concerned about outright grunt etc but love sound. I'm not sure anything in the price range will have the R8 allure as I still love it a lot but they are a little dated inside now even with top quality extended leather etc

Edited by barriejames on Wednesday 16th January 20:08

akadk

684 posts

117 months

Wednesday 16th January
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I’ve owned several R8’s and several F-TYPE R’s

Overall, I preferred the F-TYPE R

I personally prefer the looks of the original R vs the SVR, and prefer the RWD manic character as it puts hairs on your chest.

barriejames

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673 posts

117 months

Wednesday 16th January
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akadk said:




I’ve owned several R8’s and several F-TYPE R’s

Overall, I preferred the F-TYPE R

I personally prefer the looks of the original R vs the SVR, and prefer the RWD manic character as it puts hairs on your chest.
Great feed back just I am going to need to test in the flesh