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The ultimate grip of all-wheel drive as standard equipment is a key feature of Jaguar’s new high-performance F-Type R Coupe. It’ll be unveiled Nov. 19 at the Los Angeles auto show along with the V-6 S and F versions of the British automaker’s sleek F-Type convertible. With a 550-horsepower supercharged V-8, the R coupe starts at $98,895, including the destination fee.
On November 19, 2014, Jaguar plans to unveil the 2016 F-Type R Coupe at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Jaguar has transformed the sleek car that set land speed records to include standard all-wheel drive (AWD). The addition of AWD represents the start of a design partnership between Jaguar and Bloodhound SSC, which is a British company that wants to raise the land speed record to over 1,000 miles per hour. The 2016 version of the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe should reach 60 miles per hour within four seconds. Jaguar integrates Intelligent Driveline Dynamics technology into the mechanical design of the F-Type R Coupe to enhance traction on all types of road surfaces.
The Collaboration to Set Land Speed Records
Jaguar equips the 2016 F-Type R Coupe with the same radio equipment found inside of the Bloodhound SSC. Test drivers ran the F-Type R Coupe at the highest speeds towards a jet that flew 500 miles per hour at 50 feet off the ground. The combined closing speed was nearly 700 miles per hour.
Driven to Performance Perfection
The inclusion of the AWD drivetrain is just one of several performance enhancements that have industry experts eagerly anticipating the unveiling of the Jaguar announcement in Los Angeles. Jaguar plans to increase the number of Jaguar F-Type trims from six to 12 during the 2016 model year, all of which Jaguar should present to the press on November 19. Vehicle Line Director Ian Hoban recently stated, “Our target with engineering the all-wheel-drive F-TYPE was to maintain the engaging rear-drive character that’s so important to Jaguar sports cars, yet offer even greater dynamic capability.”
The Jaguar press conference announcing the debut of the 2016 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe starts at 2:40 PST on November 19. Land speed record holder Andy Green plans to attend the press conference to explain the details of the technical partnership between Jaguar and the Bloodhound SSC program. Jaguar expects to ship the 2016 F-Type R Coupe to Jaguar dealerships beginning sometime during the spring of 2015.