On the finish of final month, Jaguar hit the ‘Delete’ button on almost ten years of Instagram posts, changing them with three photographs of the Jaguar XJR-9 endurance racer that gained the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans. We made two conjectures as to what it may imply, the primary being, “a limited-edition model of an current automotive impressed by the XJR-9 might be across the nook.” And right here we’ve none aside from a limited-edition model of an current Jaguar, known as the F-Tempo SVR Version 1988. Created by the SV Bespoke division with assist from Particular Automobile Operations and the design staff, that is the Jaguar’s first restricted version F-Tempo; the model will make simply 394 of them for international consumption, celebrating the variety of laps the XJR-9 accomplished throughout its win at La Sarthe.
The adjustments are beauty, sadly, which implies no 7.0-liter V12 up entrance. The usual supercharged 5.0-liter serves right here, making the usual 550 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. It seems extra sinister than ever, although, hidden behind Midnight Amethyst paint and a set of 22-inch Champagne Gold cast alloy wheels. If that weren’t sufficient to announce itself, there are additionally Sundown Gold Satin accents that distinction with the usual Black Package deal, such because the Version 1988 badging on the fenders, leaper badge in again and tailgate script. A silver “SV Bespoke commissioning graphic” informs that every mannequin is “One among 394.”
Inside, occupants discover extra Sundown Gold on the steering wheel, shift paddles, instrument panel and ventilated Efficiency Seats. They’re offset by semi-aniline leather-based in every single place, and carbon fiber trim finishers. Jaguar mentions as effectively that it is included what3words navigation into the Pivi Professional infotainment system. A mix of three phrases identifies three-square-meter blocks (32.3 sq. ft) all over the world, the phrase “echo.twin.papers” offering instructions to the Empire State Constructing, as an example.
The F-Tempo SVR Version 1988 begins at $111,150 after the $1,150 vacation spot cost, a $23,400 surcharge over the bottom F-Tempo SVR.
Now we wait to seek out out about our second surmise for the model — a return to old-school competitors with an endurance racing program. It is unlikely for tens of tens of millions of causes, however we might like to see the cat again at that French nation home with Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Lamborghini and Porsche.