Jaguar F-Type R Coupe 5.0 Review
He-Man's battle cat

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
28 Dec 2014


Let’s a do a little revisiting shall we? We absolutely LOVED the Jaguar F-type Roadster we drove back in January this year. And we have a few reasons to justify that. For one, it’s the most gorgeous automobile we’ve seen this year (ok, it’s second now that we’ve seen the Coupe). Not just gorgeous, it’s nudie mag seductive to the point that we feel a little stirring in our loins every time we look at it.

That and the fact that it is the loudest car out of the box from the factory without the supercar price tag. It’s a sweet marriage of good looks and orgasmic heavenly tunes. What more could you ask for? Of course, having Kate Upton in the left passenger seat wouldn’t hurt either. Just saying.

So it’s the perfect sports coupe then?

Ok, so it isn’t quite as planted as we’d like and the rear seems more interested in breaking out than staying true. But we gather Jaguar tuned it more for hooning than lap times. But now with the new Coupe, Jaguar seems to have sorted that tail out.

For now at least, it seems the F-type is the closest we’ll get to supercardom with the brand. Of course tears have been shed with the news of the C-X75 going into cryostasis but the F-type is proof that the brand hasn’t completely slacked off on the performance front. 

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Engine Capacity 5000cc Supercharged
Engine Type V 8
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Bore x Stroke (92.5 x 93.0)mm
Power 543bhp @ 6500rpm
Torque 680Nm @ 3500rpm
Power to Weight 329.1 bhp per ton


Acceleration 4.2s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 300 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 9.0 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type FR
Steering Hydraulic


Body Type Coupe
(L x W x H)
(4470 x 2042 x 1321) mm
Wheelbase 2622 mm
Kerb Weight 1650 kg
Boot Capacity 320 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs