Video: Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Review
When Jaguar first brought the new F-Type Roadster to market last year, we marveled at its beauty; its swooping yet subtle lines that flow into expressive shapes, exuding what a proper gentleman’s roadster should be. Now as the coupe version of the F-Type becomes available, all those same feelings come swelling back, but somehow exponentially more. The coupe’s design seems more true to what the F-Type should have been in the first place. We can’t fault Jaguar for releasing the convertible first, but oh the coupe takes the cake in every way.
Speaking of cake, Alex Goy of XCARFilms draws a simile between the F-Type Roadster and a gooey slice of chocolate cake. The F-Type Coupe, on the other hand, “is like adding a whole ’nother cake on top of that slice. It simply is that awesome.”
Besides making us hungry for cake, Goy‘s positive comments continue throughout his 11-minute review — and for good reason. The F-Type Coupe he pilots is of the R variety, which means it gets the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that makes 550 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 502 pound-feet of torque at a low 2,500 rpm. The ZF-sourced, eight-speed Quickshift transmission directs that feline power to the rear wheels, and with enough traction, will launch the car to 60 mph in just 4 seconds. It’s V-max tops out at a way-faster-than-feasible 186 mph. Meow
As suspected, the masterfully-executed video review is chocked full of raving comments regarding Jaguar’s new “visceral” machine and its decision to make a pair of cars so juxtaposed from the cushy luxo-mobiles in its current lineup.
Click past the jump for more exciting info on the Jag F-Type R Coupe
As mentioned before the jump, the F-Type R Coupe is all sorts of special with a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that makes a tremendous 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. Direct injection? Check. A ZF transmission? Check. Rear-wheel-drive? Check. An active differential? Check. Optional carbon ceramic brakes? Check. Yep, the F-Type R Coupe has all the right stuff for making a legendary sports car.
Considering its beauty, engineering excellence, and performance specs, the F-Type R Coupe seems a bargain at $99,000. Check enough boxes, of course, and you’ll spend a Ford Fiesta’s worth of extra dough customizing the Jag to a higher caliber. If money is a concern, Jaguar does provide the base F-Type coupe for a measly $65,000 and base Roadster for $69,000.