In the same month that the F-Pace SUV became the fastest-selling Jag of all time, the F-Type has breached supercar territory. In SVR form, the competent sports car now boasts a top speed of 200mph and a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds. These figures are delivered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 boasting 564bhp and 516b ft, mated to an eight-speed automatic, driving the rear wheels most of the time but with torque sent forward as needed.
So just what does an SVO badge buy you over the competent F-Type R? Well, you get an aerodynamics package for less lift and drag that includes a new front bumper, splitter, flat undercarriage, rear venturi and active rear wing that rises at 70mph. Together, they form most of the exterior styling revisions.
You can specify a carbon pack with huge carbon ceramic matrix (CCM) calipers and carbon-fibre roof panel, which will bring the weight loss over the R version up from 25kg to 50kg; we tried out the CCM brakes on a circuit outside Barcelona and their capacity to soak up energy without fade is superb.