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
Of course, when a journalist has been told there's a difference between a new car and an existing one by earnest engineers, and when that journalist has been dispatched to fill pages of a magazine, there's a natural tendency to talk up the differences. The previous car, up until that point heralded as something exquisite and unsurpassable, is suddenly painted as something old and sloppy and to be driven only by people entirely out of the loop.
But the Jaguar F-Type V8S Convertible isn't that bad, never was - in fact, it's brilliant. It's just that, as we said at the time, it gets a bit antsy at the limit (in a way the lower-powered six-cylinder S doesn't, by the way). The R Coupe is better. Good news is, changes to the diff programming and the torque vectoring will be passed from Coupe to Convertible.