2023 Jaguar F-Pace Special Edition Celebrates Racing Heritage, Costs Six Figures
You’ll be able to identify the new 1988 SVR Edition by its exclusive Midnight Amethyst Gloss paint, which Jaguar says appears to be black until a bright light illuminates the SUV. 22-inch Champagne Gold forged aluminum wheels are standard for this special-edition F-Pace model, along with Sunset Gold Satin and Gloss Black interior and exterior details. Jaguar also equips this model with the SVR Black Pack.
Naturally, the “Edition 1988” emblems appear both on and inside the vehicle, and an interior graphic will remind you that the 1988 Edition is one of only 394 ever made.
What’s under the hood of the 1988 F-Pace SVR Edition?
Jaguar introduced the F-Pace SVR in 2019, when the SUV received a substantial refresh to fill in the gaps and extend the life of the model. A supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 550 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, and Jaguar claims the F-Pace SVR will accelerate to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 178 mph. All-wheel drive is standard and is required to get all of the SVR’s power to the ground.
Are there any other changes to the F-Pace 2023 lineup?
Jaguar reports that it has added new navigation capability to the ’23 F-Pace. The What3words system is integrated with the Pivi Pro infotainment system, allowing you to navigate to specific geographic locations by entering three words associated with a specific 10 square foot part of the planet.
What’s the point of this? Some places don’t have street addresses, so if you need to find someone or something in a very specific location, or get help from roadside assistance or emergency responders when you are in the middle of nowhere, What3words can help you.
Jaguars are synonymous with style and design, and these characteristics largely define the 2023 F-Pace. It is one of the most attractive vehicles in its class and, like so many other Jags of the past, the F -Pace is aging gracefully. Plus, it’s sized in a happy medium between typical compact and midsize luxury SUVs, making it appealing to people who want a little more passenger and cargo room without too much extra bulk.
As for the new Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 2023, its role is to draw renewed attention to the F-Pace as Jaguar prepares for the company’s upcoming switch to electric vehicles. Is it expensive? Yes. But for Jaguar buyers who want an exclusive model with a gasoline-powered supercharged V8 engine before the company’s entire lineup goes electric, the new 1988 edition is probably worth the price.