We all have different “dream” cars that we would like to own some day. For most of my life, I’ve always wanted to buy a Porsche 911 if I ever had the money to do so. But there’s one car that I think I like better, and that is the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.
Don’t get me wrong; I still have a soft spot for the 911, but ever since I set eyes on the F-Type R Coupe, I knew I had to have one! And it seems that I am not alone with that thought. The motoring press gasped with awe when they first saw the model getting unveiled. And the public went wild over it too!
If you’re thinking of getting a premium sports car, you might want to buy British and get the F-Type R Coupe! Not sure? Let me help to convince you with these seven compelling reasons:
- It’s a Jaguar
I know I am stating the obvious, but the F-Type R Coupe is a Jaguar! It’s an established car marque, one synonymous with high performance and prestige vehicles. Only discerning motorists would choose a stylish big cat like the F-Type R Coupe. Especially those that want a British designed and built sports car!
- A monster lurks under the bonnet
Not an actual monster, of course. I don’t want you to have sleepless nights! No, the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe has a powerful engine available at your beck and call. As standard, it comes with a 5.0-litre supercharged V8.
You have 548 brake horsepower at your disposal, accessed via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
- It’s fast
As you will have no doubt realised from the last point, the powerful engine means that the F-Type R Coupe is fast! For instance, it will get you from zero to 60 mph in a mere 4 seconds.
- The handling setup is phenomenal
With a heavy V8 up front, you need a suspension setup that can tackle all kinds of driving conditions. Did you know, the active dampers on the F-Type R Coupe adjust themselves around 500 times a SECOND?
- It features an Electronic Active Differential
With a powerful rear-wheel drive car like the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, you need a decent power setup. The “ESD” fitted to the car offers a fine example of torque vectoring. I was lucky enough to try it out at H.A. Fox, and I reckon it’s the best example I’ve seen so far!
- You can rely on the braking system to stop you
When you’re driving the car at high speed, you need to know that you can stop when needed! The good news is that it’s fitted with carbon ceramic brakes as standard.
- You can even adjust the exhaust volume
Do you want your big cat to purr or roar? The choice is yours, thanks to the Active Exhaust Control system! You can select the exhaust note from inside the car. How cool is that?