Jaguar confirmed the launch of a new all-wheel-drive variant of the F-Type R Coupe in conjunction with a major partnership with a major partnership with British World Land Speed Record Team, the Bloodhound project. Jaguar F-Type R AWD is the company’s link to the effort that aims to break the 1,000 mph barrier on the ground.
So on the surface of the same Hakskeen Pan desert in the Northern Cape of South Africa where Bloodhound tests their SSC, Jaguar revealed the all-wheel-drive F-Type R; a car that is capable of mind-boggling performance.
Jaguar F-Type R AWD is for those who prefer dynamic stability to a loose back-end and enjoy straight-line speed more than drifting around every corner. With the 550 horsepower output of the V8 engine distributed between all four wheels, the F-Type AWD can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 186 mph flat out.
Set to debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 Jaguar F-Type R AWD is not the last derivative of this successful nameplate. Next year the F-Type range will offer 14 different variants.
Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar said: “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 result is a controllable, exploitable and blisteringly fast performance car in all weather and road conditions.”