New York City's Park Avenue Tunnel was closed off to the public as British car manufacturer Jaguar showcased the distinctive sound of the new F-TYPE SVR ahead of the 2016 New York International Auto Show [NYIAS].
Along with its performance and handling, the F-TYPE's visceral sound is one of the most celebrated features of Jaguar's highly successful sports car. The tunnel, which passes under seven blocks of the iconic Park Avenue area in Manhattan and is 422 metres long, provided a unique environment to experience the distinctive, purposeful, and harder edged sound delivered by the F-TYPE SVR.
Key to the new car's phenomenal sound is its Titanium and Inconel exhaust system. This enhances the F-TYPE SVR's high performance character still further. As part of the New York demonstration, Jaguar used a custom technology specially adapted to respond specifically to the exhaust note of the F-TYPE SVR. As the car powered through Park Avenue tunnel, a series of specially installed lights changed colour from white to Jaguar Red in tandem with its increasing acceleration.
The F-TYPE SVR also features the latest evolution of Jaguar's 5.0-litre supercharged V8 to deliver increased engine output and the ultimate in performance and driver reward.
The F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar SVR and the fastest F-TYPE ever with a top speed of 200mph. It has been developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations to be lighter, quicker, faster and more powerful while remaining tractable and useable day-to-day.