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23 Nov 2013
9:00 am

Jaguar F-type R coupé makes a grand debut

The Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé, which Jaguar believe is their most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar to date has made its debut in Los Angeles.

The F-TYPE Coupé model line-up is headlined by the F-TYPE R Coupé, its 405kW/680Nm 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine enabling acceleration from 0-100km/h in 4.2-seconds, and a top speed of 300km/h (limited). F-TYPE S Coupé and F-TYPE Coupé models complete the range, powered respectively by 280kW and 250kW versions of Jaguar’s 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine, giving 0-100km/h in 4.9/5.3-seconds and top speeds of 260/275km/h.

The F-TYPE R Coupé features Jaguar’s second-generation Electronic Active Differential which works in parallel with a new Torque Vectoring by braking system to deliver enhanced agility and exploitable handling at the limit

F-TYPE Coupé builds on Jaguar’s industry-leading expertise in aluminium delivering torsional rigidity of 33 000 Nm/degree – it is the most torsionally rigid production Jaguar produced so far. The F-TYPE Coupé’s body side is made from a single piece aluminium pressing, probably the most extreme cold-formed aluminium body side in the automotive industry, eliminating the requirement for multiple panels and cosmetic joints. The roof panel itself is available in either aluminium or panoramic glass form. A deployable rear spoiler sits within the tapered shut-line of the F-TYPE Coupé, while slim, wrap-around LED lamps flank a beautifully engineered tailgate, with optional powered open/close functionality.

The F-TYPE Coupé has up to 407-litres of boot space, with the tailgate being available with assisted opening.