Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

Debbie Harris's 1969 Grand Prix

2021 October
of the Month

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, where we keep the memory of Pontiac alive with great discussion, maintenance tips, restoration/modification progression "blogs" and help from professional & DIY mechanics. Also, wonderful competitions that occur regularly. Please register for an absolutely free account to join in!

Car and Driver: Tunnel of Loud: We Assault NY’s Park Avenue Tunnel in the 575-hp Jaguar F-type SVR [Video]


Recommended Posts



Jaguar is keenly aware of the power of theater. Witness the various vents and shifters that rise from the interiors of its cars and the crackling, spitting, quite-insanely loud exhaust blare of its F-type.


So it should come as no surprise that, in conjunction with the North American debut of the 200-mph F-type SVR model at the New York International Auto Show, Jaguar went big on spectacle. The company closed down the Park Avenue Tunnel (near Car and Driver’s ancestral home of the One Park Avenue building) and allowed journalists to take a couple of rip-snorting runs through the tunnel in convertible SVRs. Each of the cars was mounted with various cameras and microphones to produce the movie-trailer-like video you see here. (If the intro doesn’t make you say, “In a world . . .” in that movie-announcer voice, then you’re not paying attention.)


Jaguar fitted the tunnel, which is only about 1600 feet long, with lighting that turned from white to red in response to the exhaust wail of SVR’s titanium exhaust. We weren’t able to gather any driving impressions of the 575-hp SVR other than to note that it is indeed quick and nearly painfully loud as noise bounces around the tunnel in a swirl of aural violence.




Somehow, despite the elaborate staging of the event, the video’s audio track fails to capture the full rage of the exhaust. It is positively, ear-woundingly aggressive. It does not purr, it does not rumple. It’s a constant explosion.


We’ll have to wait another couple of months to bring you a proper review of the car, along with instrumented test data on this fastest-ever Jag. For now, enjoy the show:






Read Full Article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.