On a closed highway in the Nevada desert, home to the world’s fastest road race the Silver State Classic Challenge, Rodriguez pushed the car to its top speed with the speedometer indicating 201mph—a personal top speed for the actress.
“Driving this car was insane,” she pronounced. “I’ve now broken my personal speed record in the beautiful Jaguar F-TYPE SVR. Reaching 201mph felt amazing, the car drove really smoothly, all my corrections were minimal, I was super focused, and it really reacted in all the right ways. I don’t think I’d ever go this fast without a professional driver seated next to me, but oh man, it was an incredible feeling.”
Jaguar’s ultimate performance vehicle, the F-TYPE SVR was developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations to be lighter, quicker, faster, and more powerful while remaining useable day-to-day. Acceleration from zero–60mph takes just 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 200mph for the Coupé
“I’ve always wondered what it was like to travel faster than my top speed of 140mph and, outside of the Autobahn,” Rodriguez continued. “It was refreshing to be able to take myself beyond my limitations, going that fast is a big responsibility but the experience in this car was more graceful than anything I’ve felt before.”
“Building upon the award-winning F-TYPE was a challenging objective. Everything in terms of handling, design, sound and performance had to be taken to a new level, and is what the new F-TYPE SVR delivers. It is a 200mph all-weather supercar, but above all one that is designed to be driven every day.”
Customer deliveries of the F-TYPE SVR will begin from Summer 2016, priced from $125,950 for the Coupe and $128,800 for the Convertible. For more information visit the official Jaguar website at www.jaguarusa.com.
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