Watch Michelle Rodriguez Hit 201 MPH in a 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR
"The Fast and The Furious" star tops the big 200 mph.
Jaguar is quite proud of the 200-mph top speed of its new F-Type SVR. To give the car a proper introduction, Jaguar brought in actress Michelle Rodriguez to hustle the SVR up to the big 200.
To do this safely, Jaguar shut down a long straight stretch of highway in Nevada, and then turned the wheel over to Rodriguez. While she made a name for herself in the The Fast and the Furious film franchise, she doesn't have much real-time experience with speeds this high. "The fastest I've ever taken a car is 140, 145 mph," she said in a statement.
With an open strip of tarmac, and a professional driver riding shotgun, Rodriguez points the Jaguar's nose toward the horizon, and mats the throttle. At the end of the run, the bright orange supercoupe breached 200 mph for a top indicated speed of 201 mph.
To reach such high speeds, the SVR needs serious power. It packs the same supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 as the regular F-Type R, with power boosted up to 567 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Numerous modifications were made to the SVR over the regular R, including a new front fascia, a new rear wing, and a new titanium exhaust.
Take a look at Michelle Rodriguez's 200-mph run in a 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR in the video below.