Test Driving the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe on Track Highlights its Supremacy
|   Monday, January 13, 2014
The recently unveiled Jaguar F Type Coupe was taken for a test drive and we were lucky to get its top of the line, R variant. This vehicle is powered by a 5.0 liter super charged V8 engine, displacing 542 BHP, while Jaguar has offered optional carbon ceramic brakes on a production vehicle, for the first time here. Even though this vehicle is still in its proto type stages, various aspects are nearing production.

Even though we were allowed just a few laps around the GP Circuit de Catalunya, located in Barcelona, it took a few moments to realize and capitalize on the actual instincts of this vehicle.
Jaguar's F Type vehicles are known for their superb performance, while this Coupe needs no formal introduction. It is one of the smoothest vehicles we have driven in the recent past (and we have driven many) and is undoubtedly included in the list of vehicles, needed to watch out for.

According to Jaguar, their F Type Coupe will be rivaling Porsche's 911 – specifically their 911 Turbo. Hence, the new Jaguar is 80 percent aluminum, which gives it a strong, stiff and light weight chassis. Its body frame is currently one of the stiffest in production. Power steering and suspension settings have been done effectively, to ensure a smooth run on tarmac, while Jaguar claims a significant improvement in handling and overall performance.

Ventilated steel disk brakes are available as standard, even though carbon ceramic brakes are provided as optional. The rise in diameter of the disk is a significant change, while 20 inch rims have been provided to accommodate this change. Jaguar has installed an advanced torque vectoring monitor, which is capable of keeping track of under steer, while enhancing performance on hard braking.

This vehicle gets a second generation R electronic differential, while new software ensures speed and drive quality. The new eight speed transmission system ensures smooth power flow, while a set of road legal, super sticky Continental tires have been provided for enhanced traction and grip. Once you step inside the cabin, this vehicle is every bit a sports car.

Dynamic Drive Control program along with aggressive controls such as steering, engine, damper, exhaust and transmission, ensure optimum software support, reducing the chances of an accident. Electronic controls on this vehicle can be adjusted between immense and simply hilarious. While its electronic stability system is engaged, you will find a hard time sliding this vehicle, even on wet surfaces. However, once it is disengaged, the F Type drifts like none other. Proper gear ratios have been maintained, which makes it a powerful cruiser.

Most cars feel fast, although the F Type's instantaneous torque displacement makes it quick off the line. Weighing approximately 1665 kg, it may not be the lightest vehicle in class, although 502 ft lb of torque keep it powered all through the journey. Priced at £85,000, the Jaguar F Type R Coupe is a one of a kind vehicle and is a potent choice if you are on a lookout for performance and luxury.
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