The Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé is officially the fastest production vehicle in South Africa. On 28 February 2015, at the Upington Airport, in the Northern Cape, a small group of Jaguar employees gathered to watch the 405kW supercharged V8 coupé being driven into the record books.
“Not only do we say that racing is in our blood – we go out there and prove it,” said Richard Gouverneur, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa. “Aside from being inspired by our history of racing and land speed records, we also wanted to show off the innovation, performance and safety of our vehicles. A car that’s capable of reaching 300km/h safely is many times safer at legal and safe speeds.”