The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR arrives with more torque, allowing the performance crossover to accelerate more quickly and hit a higher top speed. To maximise the extra grunt, there's a revised front end that reduces body lift by 35 percent.

The F-Pace SVR's 5.0-litre supercharged V8 continues to pump out 542 bhp (405 kilowatts), but the torque output grows to 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-metres), rather than 502 lb-ft (680 Nm) previously. The eight-speed automatic transmission's torque converter is now the same unit as on the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 saloon.

Gallery: 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

The extra twist and a new Dynamic Launch function allow the speedy crossover to reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) in 3.8 seconds, instead of 4.1 seconds before. The top speed is now 178 mph (287 kph), which is just a bit faster than the earlier 176 mph (283 kph) maximum velocity.

The SVR doesn't just use the opportunity to update the F-Pace to improve its powertrain. Tweaks to the power steering provide greater immediacy when cornering. The brakes have new pads and gain an Integrated Power Booster that allows for shorter pedal travel. The adaptive damping setup has a smoother ride at low speeds.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Nose
2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR
2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR: First Drive
2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Aesthetically, the updated F-Pace SVR doesn't look too different. In front, the headlights are skinnier, and there's new trim around the corner inlets in the fascia. While the changes are small visually, Jag says there's improved cooling for the powertrain and brakes.

Inside, there's now an 11.4-inch infotainment display to replace the previous 10-inch screen. The new unit supports over-the-air software updates. There's also a stumpy, new gearshift, rather than the previous handle-shaped design. The steering wheel gets a zinc-alloy material for the shifter paddles. The driver still looks at a 12.3-inch digital instrument screen.

The new Jaguar F-PACE SVR is priced from £77,595 OTR in the UK and is available to order now.