Driving the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
The F-Type has arrived in 542bhp R Coupe form. But do more roof and more power make a better car?
Posted: 11 Mar 2014
But to stop the noise rattling around inside the Coupe's closed cabin, it has more rear-end soundproofing from tyre noise, and its exhaust bypass valves open at slightly different times than the Convertible's do. Seems to work, though a track isn't the best place to find out.
We're confined to a track because this is a prototype, a fact we promised we'd mention. But the engineers say it drives like the production car will. Apparently, the main thing that still needs sorting is the fit of the bootfloor trim. So if you see a photo of the bootfloor, I am contractually obliged to ask you not to cancel your order on account of the imperfect fit of its carpet.