Jaguar F-Type R Coupe AWD Gets a Grip on Performance

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Jaguar’s hot-selling sports car will gain new capability for the 2016 model year that will significantly improve its performance.

The company unveiled the 2016 F-Type Coupe R with all-wheel drive today in South Africa. The ability to power all four wheels will allow the British sports car to catapult from 0-60 MPH in 3.9 seconds with a top speed limited to 186 MPH. The company didn’t announce full technical details about the car, but said that it plans to increase the number of F-Type models from six to 12 in the 2016 model year because of the new all-wheel drive variants.

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Jaguar also said today that it is entering a partnership with land speed record holders Bloodhound SSC in an attempt to set a new record above 1,000 MPH. The company conducted tests with the new all-wheel drive F-Type Coupe R at the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa driving the new sports car at its limit directly at a jet flying roughly 50 feet above the ground at 500 MPH while communicating through a radio system. The test is necessary to make sure that the team will be able to communicate via radio while attempting to set the new speed record.

The all-wheel drive F-Type Coupe R will make its auto show debut along with complete details about the car later this month in L.A.

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Luke Vandezande
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