Unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Jaguar F-Type R Coupé is the
most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever.
Jaguar wanted to impress the assembled 500 journalists, celebrities and customers at an exclusive reveal event. They were placed on a special grandstand after which the F-Type R Coupé appeared and accelerated towards them before it passed under their grandstand into a hidden tunnel at full throttle.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar said: "Creating a sports Coupé is the purest of design tasks, and also the most challenging; get it right and aesthetically the result will be as dynamic as the car should be rewarding to drive. In F-Type Coupé, I believe we've got it right."
"The dramatic debut of the 550-hp F-Type R Coupé in Los Angeles this evening - possibly the most dynamic reveal of a car ever - underlines its performance credentials."
F-Type R's Exterior Design
The F-Type R Coupé embodies the uncompromised design vision of the stunning Jaguar C-X16 concept sports coupé that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, its dramatic cabin-rearward stance being defined by three heartlines. The first two heartlines - shared with F-Type Convertible - form the muscular front and rear wings, the third heartline being the sweeping Coupé roof profile which provides an unbroken silhouette while emphasizing the visual drama of the tapered cabin sitting between powerful rear haunches.
A deployable rear spoiler sits within the tapered shut-line of the F-Type R Coupé, while slim, wrap-around LED lamps flank the tailgate, with optional powered open/close functionality.