2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

Svelte, high performance coupe.

  • Likes
  • Styling
  • performance
  • Dislikes
  • Rear visibility
  • small cabin

The 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe offers a 550-horsepower supercharged V8 along with an electronic active differential, the 8-speed QuickShift transmission and an unquestionably sexy shape. More than just an F-TYPE roadster with a roof on its head, the F-TYPE R Coupe is Jaguar's most serious effort at a series-production, high-performance sports car since the E-Type of 40 years ago.

Starting with an aluminum, high-strength steel and composite monocoque that Jaguar says is their most rigid of any production car to date, the F-TYPE R adds its supercharged V8, an electronic active limited slip differential, and an adaptive damping system capable of adjusting compression and rebound stiffness in half a second.

All this adds up to the fastest production Jaguar ever to lap the Nürburgring, and the first time the British brand has offered serious competition to the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo and Nissan GT-R. Track-bound examples of the F-TYPE R are offered with Jaguar's carbon ceramic brake upgrade, each set of which is bedded-in and tested before it leaves the factory.

The F-TYPE R also features an active rear spoiler, which, thankfully, doesn't spoil the car's shape when standing still. It only rises as you accelerate past 70 mph, then deferentially gets out of the way, like a stage hand, when you slow back down.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000 mile limited warranty, 4-year/50,000 mile 24/7 roadside assistance, first scheduled service complimentary

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Specs

Base Price: $99,000

As Tested: $99,000

  • 16 / 23 mpg
  • EPA
  • 4 sec
  • 0-60
  • 550 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 186 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 5.0-liter DOHC V8 supercharged
  • Horsepower: 550 hp
  • Torque: 502 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • Curb Weight: 3,638 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 103.2 in
  • Length: 176 in
  • Width: 75.7 in
  • Height: 51.5 in
  • Turning circle: 35.76 ft
  • Brakes: F/R: Vented disc/ vented disc with ABS and EBD, preloading optional
  • Suspension: F/R: Ind, upper and lower control arms, adaptive dampers, anti-roll bar/ multi-link, adaptive dampers, anti-roll bar
  • Traction: electronic active differential and yaw control with individual braking, driver selectable winter and dynamic modes
  • 0-60 mph: 4 sec
  • Top Speed: 186 mph
  • EPA City: 16 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 23 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 18 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 2
  • Safety: Front and side airbags, seatbelt pretensioners, dynamic stability control

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