The Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, now with All-Wheel Drive (AWD), has been unleashed in South Africa. Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) is now part of the package and has been fitted to the entire F-Type range. The F-Type R Coupe now achieves 0-100kph in 4.1 seconds before topping out at an electronically limited top speed of 300kph.
“The all-wheel drive F-TYPE joins its land-speed record-setting stable mate as the flagship in the line-up. Drivers will be able to enjoy tremendous amounts of grip in all conditions, without sacrificing the purity of the rear-wheel drive driving experience,” says Lisa Mallett, Marketing and Communications Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa.
Subtle ChangesWith the addition of AWD, the F-Type R Coupe now weighs some 80 kg more and is distinguished by a deeper power bulge in the aluminium clamshell bonnet and new vents are positioned further apart and further forward compared to those of the rear-wheel drive F-TYPE models.
To further improve performance, the AWD system features Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) which provides optimum torque distribution. In normal driving conditions, all torque is sent to the rear wheels. When the system detects that maximum rear traction has been achieved, torque is then sent to the front axle to improve traction.
All F-Type models now feature EPAS and Torque Vectoring by Braking which enhances handling dynamics. Other new changes to the F-Type range include new instrument dials and gauges, as well as an updated infotainment system which now uses SD card-based mapping for the first time.
There's also a Sport Design Pack available which adds exclusive details such as a bespoke splitter, sills and venturi while the Coupe gets a fixed rear spoiler. The F-Type Coupe can also be had with a carbon-fibre roof option which weighs only 4.25 kg and comes with a high-gloss lacquer finish.