Jaguar F-Type Coupe May Still Get R-S and R-S GT Versions
The new F-Type Coupe made its world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the biggest surprise was the addition of a new R version. As the model was powered by the same V-8 engine used in cars like the XKR-S everyone believed that this will be in fact the alternative to the rumored F-Type Coupe R-S.
Well, that’s not true. During the show, Jaguar design director Ian Callum hinted that the new F-Type Coupe will get at least two additional versions, including the more powerful R-S and a track-focused version, just like the XKR-S GT.
According to Callum, "We now have a well balanced model cycle plan for each car, upward, downwards and sideways. With the F-type, the R-S is one of those possibilities." We are not very sure if this can be considered a confirmation, but during the summer it was rumored that the F-Type Coupe R-S will deliver about 700 horsepower. If this will really happen, then the R-S will easily pass the 200 mph barrier.
He did not offered any details on when the two models will arrive, but he did confirm there will be a one-year break between the launches.
Click past the jump to read more about the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.
The new F-Type R Coupe made its world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show as the most powerful version in the current F-Type Coupe lineup.
It is powered by a 5-liter, supercharged V-8 engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds and up to an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph.
Prices will start from $99,000.