Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988, a tribute to Le Mans winning XJR-9 LM

By Gokul, 03 June 2022

Only 394 units of the Edition 1988 will be made as the XJR-9 LM won in Le Mans after 394 laps

Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988

In an effort to pay tribute to the Jaguar XJR-9 LM which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1988, Jaguar, through its Special Vehicles Operation (SVO), has unveiled the F-Pace SVR Edition 1988.

Limited to only 394 units, the F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 comes in a specially-formulated Midnight Amethyst Gloss paintwork, and rocks a set of Champagne Gold Satin 22-inch forged alloy wheels, Sunset Gold Satin exterior and interior detailing, and a ‘One of 394’ SV Bespoke commissioning graphic.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988

In case you're wondering why 394, it is actually the number of laps that were completed by the winning XJR-9 LM at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1988.

In addition to the F-Pace SVR Black Pack components fitted as standard on the Edition 1988, the Gloss Black finishes are extended to the door mirror caps, brake calipers, wheel centre caps and the letter 'R' on the SVR badging.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988

Further enhancing the interior of the F-Pace SVR which incorporates open-pore carbon fibre finishers, is the semi-aniline Ebony leather upholstery and exclusive Sunset Gold Satin detailing across the dashboard, steering wheel spokes, gear shift paddles and the heated-and-cooled front performance seats.

The Jaguar leaper and horn ring on the steering wheel receive a Satin Black finish, while subtle SV Bespoke and Edition 1988 branding on the illuminated treadplates and dashboard, completes the package.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988

Powered by Jaguar’s 550 PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine, the F-Pace Edition 1988 is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 286 km/h.

Other goodies include a sliding panoramic roof, a head-up display, and the latest connectivity technologies including wireless device charging and Amazon Alexa integration.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988

That said, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 will be presented alongside the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9 on Special Vehicle Operations’ display at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans which will take place from 8-12 June. 

The model will also make its dynamic debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 23rd of June.

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