The order books have been opened on Jaguar's all-new F-Type SVR before it makes its global debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
The model marks a number of milestones for the British company, namely being the first to be produced under the carmaker's Special Vehicle Operations division, and also the fastest F-Type to be made, with a claimed top speed of 200mph.
Designed to be lighter, quicker, faster and more powerful than the existing F-Type, the SVR model boasts an advanced aerodynamics package, with a front bumper and splitter, flat underfloor, carbon-fibre active rear wing and rear venturi reducing lift and drag. In all, this results in a 50kg weight saving over even the sportiest standard F-Type.
The coupé, which will cost from £110,000, boasts 0 to 60mph acceleration in just 3.5 seconds, while figures for the convertible, which will cost £115,485, have not yet been released. Both variants will feature Jaguar's supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, which develops 575PS and 700Nm.
The SVR will receive performance-tuned versions of the driver aids that feature in its standard sibling, including electric power-assisted steering, adaptive dynamics, torque vectoring, dynamic stability Control and all-wheel drive systems.
The automatic-only sports car will feature wider tyres on lightweight 20-inch forged wheels, along with an uprated chassis that allows it to perform exceptionally on both the track and the road.
A unique titanium and inconel exhaust system will result in a further weight saving, and 'deliver an even more purposeful, harder-edged sound'.
Commenting on the model, Jaguar's director of Design, Ian Callum said: "The purity of the F-Type's form is something truly special, but in designing the new F-Type SVR we had the opportunity to create something even more dramatic. Every additional form, line or component is there for a reason, and contributes to the car's increased performance as well as its presence."