Jaguar Updates The Bewitching F-Type
The refreshed range goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017
Jaguar Land Rover has officially launched the coupe version of its premium sports car, Jaguar F Type in India. This sophisticated vehicle has made its debut in the country in three trim levels among which, Jaguar F Type R Coupe is the top end variant. This sports car is basically a hard top version of its already existing F Type convertible. However, this top end version comes with a highly powerful 5.0-litre, V8 super-charged petrol power plant that can achieve a top speed of 300 Kmph, while breaking the 100 Kmph mark in just a matter of 4.2 seconds. This high end sports car comes with several advanced aspects including the “R” performance seats in premium leather, Jaguar super performance braking system and torque vectoring system. Apart from these, the company is also offering this trim with advanced driving dynamics including sportshift selector with jet leather, intelligent start/stop function and much more. This fixed top version just does not come with a dynamic appearance, but it also provides a better driving experience in comparison to its convertible version. The manufacturer is offering this advanced sports car with a set of 20-inch turbine silver alloy wheels that gives it a sophisticated look.
Thus newly introduced Jaguar F Type R coupe comes with a world class body design. This coupe looks mostly identical to its convertible version, but its fixed roof gives it more a dynamic look. The front profile comes with a modernistic headlight cluster that is incorporated with LED daytime running lights and projector style xenon headlamps. In the center, the radiator grille is quite large and comes fitted with vertically positioned strip, which is accompanied with a Jaguar logo. The bumper comes with a unique structure that has dual-port air ducts, which surrounds the grille. It also comes fitted with black colored protective cladding that further enhances its front profile. The bonnet has a curved surface that gives an aerodynamic stature to the front profile. On the sides, the wheel arches comes fitted with a trendy set of 20-inch alloy wheels, which gives a sophisticated look to the side facet. On the rear, the taillight cluster is very sleek and is bestowed with LED light pattern. Below this, the bumper comes with a two layered look, which also has quad-exhaust pipes with chrome garnish. The manufacturer is offering this sports coupe in a total of six attractive color shades including Italian Racing Red, Polaris White, Black Amethyst, British Racing Green, Indigo and Fire sand.
The interiors of this sports coupe are absolutely plush and will enchant the buyers as soon as they enter into the cabin. It is a two-seater coupe with performance seats, which are covered with high quality leather upholstery. It comes with 6/6 way adjusting feature along with memory function. These seats are further embossed with the alphabet “R”, which further enhances the classiness inside. Most of the interiors are done up with premium leather upholstery, especially on the door trims, seat fascia and on the console with twin stitching . It also has a flat bottomed “R” steering wheel with 'Ignis' paddles that also has multi-functional buttons mounted on it. What really is impressive about the cockpit is its leading-edge design central console that comes with dark technical weave aluminum with “R” graphic. The company has installed a number of convenience aspects inside the cabin that makes the journey fascinating.
Engine and Performance:
Powering this particular variant is the 5.0-litre, V8 super charged petrol power plant that can displace a mammoth 5000cc . This engine comprises of 8-cylinders, 32-valves and has a direct fuel injection system. It can produce a commanding power of about 542.47bhp at 6500rpm, while generating 680Nm of peak torque at 3500rpm. This torque output is distributed to the rear wheels of the coupe through an advanced 8-speed Quickshift transmission gearbox. This motor enables the vehicle to reach a top speed of 300 Kmph and at the same time it can break the 100 Kmph speed mark in just 4.2 seconds.
Braking and Handling:
This sophisticated vehicle comes with a highly proficient Jaguar super-performance braking system. The company has fitted the front wheels of this coupe with 380mm diameter disc brakes, while assembling the rear wheels with disc brakes of 376mm in diameter. These disc brakes are further accompanied with red-brake calipers that are assisted by dynamic stability control , electronic active differential along with torque vectoring system. On the other hand, this sports coupe comes with a sports suspension system along with adaptive dynamics that enhances the driving dynamics of this vehicle. In addition to these, the company is also offering functions like open differential, jaguar sequential shift steering wheel with one touch paddles dynamic mode and other sophisticated aspects.
The Jaguar F Type R Coupe is the top end variant in its model series and is being offered with some highly sophisticated features. It comes fitted with an automatic climate control system with dual zone control with air filtration and air quality sensor that keeps the ambiance pleasant. It also comes with an interior rear view mirror with automatic dimming effect that offers assistance to the driver. The company is also offering an option to incorporate 14/14 way adjustable seats with a memory pack that adjusts the steering wheel position and exterior mirrors. In addition to these, the company is also offering features like front and rear parking aid with touchscreen visual indicator, panoramic glass roof, rain sensing windscreen wipers , intelligent start/stop function are just to name a few. Not to forget, this top end trim comes with an 8-inch color touchscreen that has Bluetooth telephonic connectivity along with an advanced Meridian 380W sound system with 10 speakers that offers high quality entertainment to the occupants.
The company has not compromised on the most important safety aspects of this coupe, so as to provide unparalleled protection to the occupants. This top end version comes with highly sophisticated features including Jaguar Smart key system with key less start and entry, pedestrian contact sensing with automatically deployable bonnet system and smart airbag system including side airbags along with seat mounted head protection. In addition to these, the dynamic stability control along with limited slip differential system enhances the road safety of the vehicle.
1. Captivating exterior appearance with striking aspects.
2. Safety aspects are at par with other competitors.
1. Price tag is slightly higher than other contenders.
2. Mileage is quite less.
The refreshed range goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017
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