Having some fun with a British V-8 sports car.
The Jaguar F-Type brought the British company into the 21st century with its sports cars. Everything from the construction, powertrain, and design got the modern touch while keeping the classic British character. Performance also plays a big role in the sports car from the V-6 models all the way up to the mighty SVR. The German team at B&B Automobiltechnik have taken all the V-8 beasts to a new level of tire-shredding power.
Starting with the Jaguar F-Type V8 S model and on-up, B&B Automobiltechnik developed a number of tuning stages that utilize both mechanical and software upgrades. A smaller supercharger pulley helps to generate more boost pressure while machined air intake and manifold guides bring in air more freely. A software ECU tune makes it work all together in a viscous harmony. Each upgrade package also comes with a transmission software tune to accommodate for the added power.
Sitting at the bottom of the B&B Automobiltechnik food chain is the Stage 1 Jaguar F-Type V8 S that sports a healthy 550 horsepower and 501 lb-ft. of torque. In Stage 2, the V8 S sees an increase to 600 horsepower and 546 lb-ft. of torque, which is good enough for a 3.6-second 0-62 mph sprint and an 11.5-second 0-124 mph run. Top speed also grows to over 186 mph.
Next up is the Jaguar F-Type R that B&B Automobiltechnik applied a similar formula for performance. The Stage 1 kit leads to a 585 horsepower and 531 lb-ft. of torque output. In Stage 2, power grows to 625 horsepower and 575 lb-ft. of torque, which is good enough for a 0-62 mph sprint of 3.5 seconds, 11.2-second 0-124 mph time, and top speed over 199 mph.
The top predator in the lineup is the Jaguar F-Type SVR upgrade kit from B&B Automobiltechnik. The hardcore performance-tuned model created by Jaguar’s skunkworks program gets even better thanks to the German tuners. In Stage 1, only the ECU is tuned, which results in 600 horsepower and 546 lb-ft. of torque. In Stage 2, the mechanical upgrades are added for a total of 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of torque. That boost in output can send the F-Type SVR to 62 mph from rest in just 3.2 seconds while 124 takes just 10.5 seconds to reach. Top speed is also over 199 mph.
But power is only part of the equation with the B&B Automobiltechnik Jaguar F-Type models. Three suspension options are available starting with the basic sport springs that reduce ride height by 20 mm up front and 15 mm at the rear. An adjustable coilover kit is also available that gives drivers the ability to reduce ride height from 5- to 30 mm. Customers that want the best driving experience can opt for the B&B/KW Variant 3 coilover suspension that allows for a range of parameters to be fine-tuned for a specific situation.
Sitting right next to those suspension upgrades will be new B&B Automobiltechnik high-performance brakes with a maximum front disc size of 396 mm and have enough clearance for the factory 19- and 20-inch wheels.
Although the brakes are in development, the Jaguar F-Type can be equipped with B&B Automobiltechnik 9.0 x 21 and 10.5 x 21 alloy wheels with 255/30 ZR21 and 295/25 ZR21 tires. Optional wheel spacers that extend the front and rear tracks from 30- to 40 mm are also available.
The B&B Automobiltechnik range of upgrades is available for all Jaguar F-Type models except the specified engine upgrades. Each upgrade can be purchased separately or as a complete package.
B&B Automobiltechnik Jaguar F-Type Specifications
Jaguar F-Type V8 S:
Stage 1: 550 horsepower / 501 lb-ft.
Stage 2: 600 horsepower / 546 lb-ft.
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.6 seconds
Acceleration 0-124 mph: 11.5 seconds
Top Speed: Over 186 mph
Jaguar F-Type R:
Stage 1: 585 horsepower / 531 lb-ft.
Stage 2: 625 horsepower / 575 lb-ft.
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.5 seconds
Acceleration 0-124 mph: 11.2 seconds
Top Speed: Over 199 mph
Jaguar F-Type SVR:
Stage 1: 600 horsepower / 546 lb-ft.
Stage 2: 640 horsepower / 590 lb-ft.
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.2 seconds
Acceleration 0-124 mph: 10.5 seconds
Top Speed: Over 199 mph
Wheels. Tires, and Suspension:
Front Wheels: 9.0 x 21
Rear Wheels: 10.5 x 21
Front Tires: 255/30 ZR21
Rear Tires: 295/25 ZR21
Suspension Options: Sport springs, height-adjustable coilovers, or B&B/KW Variant 3 adjustable coilovers.
Wheel Spacers: 30- to 40 mm
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Source: B&B Automobiltechnik