Michelle Rodriguez Drives New 200 MPH Jaguar F-Type


March 24, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on March 24, 2016

Michelle Rodriguez Drives New 200 MPH Jaguar F-Type

  • Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez reaches an indicated 201mph in the new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR(1,2); her personal top speed in the fastest series production Jaguar vehicle ever
  • F-TYPE SVR from Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations combines reduced drag and enhanced high-speed drivability(4) with the award-winning design of the F-TYPE

The new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR, the fastest series production Jaguar vehicle ever, has been put through its first high speed test drive with Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez at the wheel.

On a closed highway in the Nevada desert, home to the world renowned Silver State Classic Challenge road race, the actress pushed the F-TYPE SVR Coupe to its top speed1 with the speedometer indicating 201mph(2) – a personal top speed for the star.

Michelle Rodriguez said: “Driving this car was insane! I’ve now broken my personal speed record in the beautiful Jaguar F-TYPE SVR. Reaching 201mph felt amazing, the car drove really smoothly, all my corrections were minimal, I was super focused, and it really reacted in all the right ways. I don’t think I’d ever go this fast without a professional driver seated next to me, but oh man, it was an incredible feeling.”

“I’ve always wondered what it was like to travel faster than my top speed of 140mph and, outside of the Autobahn, it’s impossible for me to do it safely anywhere else and safety is most important to me. It was refreshing to be able to take myself beyond my limitations, going that fast is a big responsibility but the experience in this car was more graceful than anything I’ve felt before.”

Developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations to be lighter, quicker, faster and more powerful while remaining useable day-to-day, the F-TYPE SVR elevates the F-TYPE model range as the ultimate Jaguar sports car.

John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said: “Building upon the award-winning F-TYPE was a challenging objective. Everything in terms of handling, design, sound and performance had to be taken to a new level, and is what the new F-TYPE SVR delivers. It is a 200mph supercar, but above all one that is designed to be driven every day.”

The F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar SVR and fastest F-TYPE ever. Acceleration from 0-60mph takes just 3.5 seconds, and, in coupe trim, the new Jaguar joins an elite club of cars capable of accelerating to 200 mph(1,2).