SVR no engine covers?

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Following hearing about SAT on a recent post, I was curious to see what else they had. I watched a video on a lovely SVR to note that they do not have engine covers - https://www.sportsandtouring.co.uk/deta ... /#features.

Having purchased a P575, I noted that I do have an engine cover.

Anyone know why the SVR with the same engine requires the cover to be omitted and why overheating isn’t a problem in the P575? Is it something to do with the new styling, larger grille and different position of the bonnet vents that allows the cover to be fitted?

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SVR's never had engine covers. I presumed to save a little weight but others suggest to prevent heat soak after racing and then it sitting still.
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It’s not exactly the prettiest engine to look at, and I can’t answer your specific question, but for the drier weather mine’s always in the garage - it joins the wind deflector that just spoils the look of the convertible and has been in the garage from day one.
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simpleR wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 2:06 pm SVR's never had engine covers. I presumed to save a little weight but others suggest to prevent heat soak after racing and then it sitting still.
But a heat reflective pad is fitted on the bonnet to protect the paint.
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I saw somewhere that it was possible to add the engine cover as an option on the SVR but by default it came without one, just like the Project 7 and Project 8.

IMHO it's just an unnecessary part which just adds to the heat soak of these already very hot running engines. I think its main purpose is sound insulation and possibly some water protection especially on RWD cars.

Mine also lives in the garage and only goes on if I will wash the car, plan to drive in very cold temperatures or if there's a risk that the car will be driven or parked in rain or snow. I've used this approach for years now, also with the XF with the same engine that I had prior to the F-Type.
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MajorTom wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:18 pm
IMHO it's just an unnecessary part which just adds to the heat soak of these already very hot running engines. I think its main purpose is sound insulation and possibly some water protection especially on RWD cars.

Hello,

I also removed the engine cover from my F-Type R V8.
There is some information on the internet about how the heat can be better dissipated without a cover and is good for the engine.

As already written, you should look at how the rainwater drains through the air outlets on the hood.

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