jaguar Ftype SVR opinions?

jaguar Ftype SVR opinions?

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akadk

690 posts

118 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Make sure you put the F into full Dynamic mode on the slider, and drive on the paddles.

PHOENIXUK

2,146 posts

140 months

Thursday 17th January
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Surprised MOD'S hasn't moved this thread yet.. smile Just upgraded my Z4M and bought a 12 month old SVR convertible, beautiful car throughout, (Full carbon packs, inside and out,++ in total £135K) pick it up tomorrow, hopefully the 200 mile ride home will end without to much buyers remorse..... Agree on that rear spoiler, luckily it is an option and this car does not have it...

Edited by PHOENIXUK on Thursday 17th January 11:25

jakesmith

3,488 posts

110 months

Friday 18th January
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PHOENIXUK said:
Surprised MOD'S hasn't moved this thread yet.. smile Just upgraded my Z4M and bought a 12 month old SVR convertible, beautiful car throughout, (Full carbon packs, inside and out,++ in total £135K) pick it up tomorrow, hopefully the 200 mile ride home will end without to much buyers remorse..... Agree on that rear spoiler, luckily it is an option and this car does not have it...

Edited by PHOENIXUK on Thursday 17th January 11:25
WOW didn't realise they went that expensive, that puts it into competition with some very serious metal indeed. Gutsy buying one of those new! Enjoy your new motor. Seems like a logical upgrade to the Z4M, similar layout etc.

PHOENIXUK

2,146 posts

140 months

Sunday 20th January
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No I did not buy new that was just the list price 🤪
My car is 1yr old with 6000 miles, Jaguar took the pain not me...😀
Only really drove it home so far, which was a 200 mile slog up the A1 on a Friday afternoon.... only good bits of that drive were the upgraded Meridian stereo and the 33mpg average... in normal mode the suspension was nowhere near as stiff as I expected (hadn’t driven one before) really comfortable, 4hr non stop after the services was no issue.

bennno

5,726 posts

208 months

Sunday 20th January
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MHT223 said:
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
I went one step further and found a rwd F Type V8S, berserk car to drive, reasonably understated, can be remapped to SVR power levels.Or to 675bhp with a new pulley, downpipe and remap if 500hp in something not much bigger than an MX5 is insufficient.

Tail happy, super quick, much faster in reality than its on paper 0-60 time - which is simply traction constrained!

£118k new, £42k with 15k miles on the clock from a main dealer with a 2 year Jaguar warranty.


Edited by bennno on Sunday 20th January 09:17

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akadk

690 posts

118 months

Sunday 20th January
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The V8 S at launch was £78k, nowhere near £118k

After 12 months they could be had for a nice discount.

But at £40k, good spec, miles, condition they represent a stunning bargain.

I drove one to Barcelona via the Pyrenees and over to Nice and back via the Alps.

Gibbo205

2,173 posts

146 months

Sunday 27th January
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I've had my SVR for 14 months, its a stunning car, but I am now ready to try next thing, so its for sale:
https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

Best looker for sale right now if you ask me, but I am bias. wink

When buying this I was also looking at AMG GTS and R8 V10 Plus.

The R8 V10 Plus is a more capable car and the sound oh my, but unfortunately it was too planted and not as much fun at legal speeds.
The AMG GTS I simply did not get on with, looked a bit bland, interior was stunning, but it felt a bit disconnected and numb.

I then drove the F-Type SVR and its a proper fun car, has a British muscle car feeling and though in right hands its as capable as an R8 V10 or GTR you need to take a brave pill as it feels very alive and oversteers on command and easily, especially in dynamic mode which shunts 90% of power to rear. Even in wet mode which locks 50/50 power split it will still oversteer if you mash the throttle.

Its huge fun at road speeds, incredibly capable in all weather and I've no idea how Jaguar made the ZF8 gearbox so responsive and quick in it.

I took mine to Santa Pod and ran an 11.1@126mph, bear in mind the SVR has no launch control so thats the performance you can achieve everytime from a set of lights with ease even in the wet.

Great car, I am only selling as am looking at a GT3 or Huracan for next car.

barriejames

Original Poster:

673 posts

118 months

Sunday 27th January
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stunning car it has a the parts I like too. Great write up on the svr thanks

Gibbo205

2,173 posts

146 months

Sunday 27th January
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barriejames said:
stunning car it has a the parts I like too. Great write up on the svr thanks
Yeah I added the ceramic style wheels as it came with the grey forged wheels originally which I also still have, but the ceramic wheels look way better, also PS4S are much better than the Pzero PZ4 tyres the SVR's come with.

My car is in lightest possible specification:
Carbon roof
2PC brake disc, 1kg lighter than ceramics
All carbon packs

I am open to offers if your interested. smile

barriejames

Original Poster:

673 posts

118 months

Monday 28th January
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Your car would for the bill but I really need dealer facilities and would like much lower miles as i,m a 3k a year guy so that's about 9 years for me on the SVR


Yeah I added the ceramic style wheels as it came with the grey forged wheels originally which I also still have, but the ceramic wheels look way better, also PS4S are much better than the Pzero PZ4 tyres the SVR's come with.

My car is in lightest possible specification:
Carbon roof
2PC brake disc, 1kg lighter than ceramics
All carbon packs

I am open to offers if your interested. smile
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Roof down

134 posts

65 months

Monday 28th January
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My goodness you want a ugly Jag instead of your stunning R8, I have to say mad.
Jags are going to be worthless, yours will always find a buyer , just my tuppence worth, jags land rovers are cheap and nasty, and don’t shout one iota of quality.
The last great jag was the 3.4 in the sixties, apart from the E type of course.

barriejames

Original Poster:

673 posts

118 months

Monday 28th January
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I hear you I know it seems at odds against my instinct but those svrs look hot. The R8 I love and might well keep but I think it's a bit strong to say an svr is nasty

mwstewart

5,333 posts

127 months

Monday 28th January
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akadk said:
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.
Ditto. A very pretty car in non-SVR guise.

DjSki

922 posts

134 months

Monday 28th January
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An SVR will keep losing cash much more than your R8. Maybe a better option would be the standard R? Would still lose cash, just less?


Gibbo205

2,173 posts

146 months

Monday 28th January
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barriejames said:
Your car would for the bill but I really need dealer facilities and would like much lower miles as i,m a 3k a year guy so that's about 9 years for me on the SVR


Yeah I added the ceramic style wheels as it came with the grey forged wheels originally which I also still have, but the ceramic wheels look way better, also PS4S are much better than the Pzero PZ4 tyres the SVR's come with.

My car is in lightest possible specification:
Carbon roof
2PC brake disc, 1kg lighter than ceramics
All carbon packs

I am open to offers if your interested. smile
Fair enough, mine is just well run in. smile
My car is still under Jaguar warranty until end of this year, which can be extended so you still have dealer facilities in that respect.

If you mean finance wise, well talk to Oracle and Magnitude they can do PCP rates with a balloon between 5-6% APR which are as good and generally better than dealer can offer on a sued car.

Otherwise check out Jaguar approved, they do have a couple of nice blue ones with carbon packs, but no carbon roof, both cars are 88k and very nice. smile

Gibbo205

2,173 posts

146 months

Monday 28th January
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DjSki said:
An SVR will keep losing cash much more than your R8. Maybe a better option would be the standard R? Would still lose cash, just less?
I purchased my SVR last December for 80k, at the same time an R8 V10 Plus S-Tronic was 80-90k, cheapest ones around 75k.
A year later and I've seen some R8 V10 Plus S-Tronic sell for late 50's and mid 60's, SVR's typically trading between 65-70k for the less desirable specification.

If anything they both depreciating at similar levels, the SVR has one big thing going for it, far few numbers on the road and production no doubt set to end this year as the contract with Ford ends for the engines.

DjSki

922 posts

134 months

Tuesday 29th January
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Gibbo205 said:
I purchased my SVR last December for 80k, at the same time an R8 V10 Plus S-Tronic was 80-90k, cheapest ones around 75k.
A year later and I've seen some R8 V10 Plus S-Tronic sell for late 50's and mid 60's, SVR's typically trading between 65-70k for the less desirable specification.

If anything they both depreciating at similar levels, the SVR has one big thing going for it, far few numbers on the road and production no doubt set to end this year as the contract with Ford ends for the engines.
The OP has a gen 1 v10, so assumed the value of it started with a 5, so think what I said stands, non?

Gibbo205

2,173 posts

146 months

Tuesday 29th January
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DjSki said:
The OP has a gen 1 v10, so assumed the value of it started with a 5, so think what I said stands, non?
I was talking newer stuff, I cannot see gen1 V10's dropping much sub 40k, I am shocked they are down to 45k for a V10 manual to be honest, I'd gamble in the long term they will be worth money now manual is no more and when that V10 NA comes to end they will boost in value.

akadk

690 posts

118 months

Tuesday 29th January
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A RWD R Coupe at £4Xk will be a very safe to put your money.

550PS 5 star car.

A SVR @ £80k will be an alternate to setting fire to £20 notes

barriejames

Original Poster:

673 posts

118 months

Tuesday 29th January
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I like that analogy!!! think you could be right too