When you have the keys to something like the 2016 Jaguar F-Type SVR, you don’t lament insomnia. You embrace it. When everyone is asleep in their beds, the streets are free of traffic, left lane hoggers, and bicyclists that won’t get out of the way.
The night is not only the perfect time to clear our heads, it is a perfect time to drive for driving’s sake. Insomnia is not a detriment, but a benefit. There’s no pretense of going to and from work, or to the store, it’s just all about driving — just how it should be.
The Jaguar’s supercharged 575-horsepower V-8 inspired us to fully turn the latest bout of insomnia into a positive. After all, it is an impeccable tool for a midnight run, its beautifully shaped haunches glowing in the moonlight while its refined presence sets the streets alight. That body teams up with the Spitfire-esque exhaust note all tempted us to stop tossing and turning, get out of bed, and get behind the wheel.
And so, on that night, we grabbed a couple cameras, the keys to the F-Type SVR, and put together this short film.