Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 confirmed for Australia

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Jaguar will build just 394 examples of its racing-history-inspired F-Pace SVR Edition 1988, with 20 units destined for Australia.

A special new version of the V8-powered Jaguar F-Pace SVR has been revealed, inspired by the racing success of the British marque.

The Edition 1988, the first limited edition of Jaguar’s range-topping SUV, features unique styling details over the standard SVR, including gloss-purple paint, gold 22-inch forged alloy wheels and gold exterior and interior detailing.

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Other touches include an Edition 1988 logo on the rear of the car, ebony leather upholstery and carbonfibre finishes inside.

Just 394 examples will be made worldwide – the number of laps completed by the Jaguar XJR-9 M to win the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours. Jaguar has confirmed 20 units will make it to Australia, priced from $189,531 plus on-road costs. The first Australian deliveries are expected in Q4, 2022.

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In the UK and Europe, the Edition 1988 has a circa $35,000 premium over the SVR on which it’s based. It houses the same 404kW supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine.

The special edition of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 rival will be displayed at the Le Mans 24 Hours next weekend and at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June.

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Mark Turner, commercial director of Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations, said: “Since its introduction in 2019, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR has established itself as a highly characterful and rewarding high-performance car.

“Pairing these qualities with a level of SV Bespoke personalisation and exclusivity never offered before on F-Pace makes the Edition 1988 an even more captivating proposition.

“With strictly limited availability, we’re confident this will quickly become the most sought-after F-Pace SVR yet.”

The Edition 1988 will arrive just a few years before Jaguar will become an all-electric luxury brand from 2025.

Not much is known about the new Jaguar EVs, but the firm has confirmed that they will sit on a bespoke platform called Panthera. Their designs will also be radically different from all Jaguar models past and present.

Will Rimell

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