Estimated at £35,000 - £40,000
Registration No: NL15 RYF
Chassis No: SAJAC63H9FMK11068
MOT: May 2023
The Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is one of the most desirable contemporary sports cars around; arriving less than a year after the convertible F-Type launched to the world, and in the process became the most potent, most performance orientated F-Type ever to grace the roads. For a sports car, the F-Type comes with a surprising list of powertrain and drivetrain options, with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, manual transmission and automatic transmission and V6 and V8 models all being available. However, the F-Type R Coupe’s set-up puts the emphasis strongly on performance. At launch, Jaguar claimed that the F-Type Coupe takes things to the next level. No pressure, then. But with graceful lines and muscular rear haunches that blend seamlessly into the curved roof, the Coupe looks just as stunning as the soft-top, and more. The tinted glass of the optional panoramic roof runs in a beautiful arc from the windscreen to the base of the E-Type-inspired tailgate, while the deployable spoiler is neatly integrated into the boot.
The F-Type R is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 producing 542bhp and 680Nm of torque. The colossal power allows the Jag to sprint forward from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds before charging on to a limited top speed of 186mph – figures which put it up against some very serious ‘supercar’ rivals. Floor the throttle and there’s a deep rumble and a surge of acceleration, and the R squirms as the tyres struggle to put down all that power. It’s an intense experience, and anyone who believes a dual-clutch gearbox is the only choice for sports cars should just try the F-Type’s excellent eight-speed auto. As you’d expect, the R has been tuned to cope with the extra performance. The rigid Coupe body has allowed engineers to increase the suspension spring rates front and rear, while the adaptive damping has been – in engineering speak – optimised, delivering the bravado of a muscle car with the style, comfort and agility of a thoroughly modern 21st century sports car.
Finished in the striking combination of ‘Ultimate Black Metallic’ with matching Black leather upholstery, ‘NL15 RYF’ was specified to a particularly high standard when new. This included a carbon-fibre exterior styling package, complemented by carbon-style central stripes to the seating. Riding on 20-inch split rim sports alloy wheels, shod with new Pirelli P-Zero premium tyres; this ‘super coupe’ is further enhanced by a tinted glass panoramic roof. Powered by the flagship 5.0 litre V8 engine allied to eight-speed automatic transmission (with F1-style paddles), this 542BHP model has covered a modest 46,800 miles from new. The Jaguar has recently benefited from an oil and filter change and was serviced by Main Dealers Guy Salmon of Stockport during 2015, 2017 and 2018.
A rare and highly desirable modern classic, this appealing low-mileage Jaguar should offer a great contemporary investment opportunity. Described by the vendor as being in “Excellent” condition with regards to all aspects of the aesthetics and mechanicals, ‘NL15 RYF’ is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, two book packs, including handbook and official service history print-out, warranty cards and much more.
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