Everyone’s trying to do the right thing these days, whether it’s being a little more eco conscious in their shopping, eating a little less meat in their diet or getting up off the couch for some fresh air and exercise. Same goes for cars, with the waves of apparently virtuous hybrids and electric cars hitting showrooms promising you mobility and a clean conscience.

Every now and then, though, you just want to cut loose and enjoy a bit of excess. Have that extra slice of chocolate cake with a dollop of whipped cream and all the trimmings. Face down the disapproving stares and just savour the guilty pleasure. In automotive terms that’s exactly what the Jaguar F-Pace SVR is. Nobody needs a luxury SUV with a supercharged V8 engine of course. But, having driven it, Rory has to face the fact he really, really wants one in his life.

Not hard to figure out why either. While there are plenty of performance SUVs out there Rory reckons the big Jaguar has a certain something about it that makes it capable of more than just straight-line speed. And that sporting heritage the brand stands for more than survives the transition to the fashionable four-wheel drive sector. Let him show you why…

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