Jaguar_F-Type_R_frontThe new F-TYPE R 5.0-litre supercharged V8 now generates 423kW and 700Nm of torque; increases of 18kW and 20Nm compared to the previous model.

Mated to a recalibrated Jaguar Quickshift transmission F-TYPE R can accelerate from zero to 100km/h takes just 3.7 seconds, while the maximum speed is electronically-limited to 300km/h.

Combined with a new calibration for the Dynamic Stability Control system, traction and dynamics on all surfaces and in all weathers are designed to maintain the powerful Jaguar’s rear-wheel drive feel and handling balance.

Aluminium double wishbone front and rear suspension and a recalibrated state-of-the-art electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system to provide intuitive responses to the driver’s inputs.


Matched to new springs and anti-roll bars, the chassis is further enhanced by the continuously-variable dampers at the core of Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system.

The tune for the Torque Vectoring by Braking system enables even more precise control of the braking applied to the inner wheels to further mitigate understeer.

Huge 380mm and 376mm front and rear brake discs, the F-TYPE R can be specified with Jaguar’s Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system.

Featuring even larger 398mm and 380mm discs and six- and four-piston monobloc calipers with a distinctive yellow finish, this system delivers exceptional braking performance with outstanding fade resistance.


The specially-developed 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20 Pirelli P Zero tyres are 10mm wider surround 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels in Gloss Black with contrast Diamond-Turned finish and are exclusive to the new F-TYPE R.

Priced at an rrp of $263,300 plus on-road costs the hot new Jag seems sure to grab the dollars of many a rich Jaguar enthusiast.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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