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
There's a carbon-ceramic option for the F-Type R. Recognise it by yellow calipers, different wheels (because the calipers are a different shape as well as colour) and some extra venting in the front splitter. OK, up to speed in this one, and at the end of the long straight, somewhere at 150mph-ish, hit that same braking point again. The pedal firmer at the top, and I need to brace my arms harder against the steering wheel, and... oh... we're down at corner-entry speed and the corner's still some way off. I need to get back on the throttle if I'm not to
crawl into it like a granny. So those things work, then.
And keep working. They also cut 21kg of unsprung weight so should be good for the rough-road ride, but there was no telling on this smooth track.