A Jaguar F-Type R AWD coupé boasting 650bhp and a top speed of more than 200mph has been revealed by vehicle tuning and design company VIP Design.
The overhaul of the all-wheel-drive F-Type derivative has been created to showcase a new tuning and design package that VIP Design is offering.
The London-based company claims its revamped version - called the VIP Design F-Type Project Predator – has a lower (but as-yet unspecified) 0-62mph time and a top speed in excess of 200mph.
In comparison, the standard £91,680 F-Type R AWD coupé produces 542bhp from its 5.0-litre V8 engine, can sprint from 0-62mph in 3.9sec and has a top speed of 186mph.
The claimed power output for F-Type Project Predator even surpasses the 567bhp of Jaguar’s most powerful official derivative, the F-Type SVR coupé.
VIP Design has made changes to the engine including high-flow air filters, an uprated supercharger pulley and engine software remapping. According to the company, the changes “deliver hugely dramatic power delivery across the whole rev range”.
The F-Type R AWD coupé’s suspension has been lowered by 30mm and harder, stronger suspension components, joints and rubbers have been fitted.
A revised manifold-back exhaust system can be switched between two sound levels. VIP Design managing director Paul Busby said: “The exhaust was not deep enough, more of a shriek than a V8 rumble. The VIP Design F-Type Predator changes all that; the full manifold-back high performance exhaust system is switchable, allowing different levels – loud and really loud.”
VIP Design has also made a number of cosmetic tweaks to the F-Type R AWD coupé, including bonnet vents, front and rear splitters and a rear diffuser all made from carbonfibre. Prospective owners can also choose from 24 alloy wheel designs.
The package of changes, priced from £12,600, can be fitted to an existing F-Type R at VIP Design’s studio in Warwickshire. The company has focused on the V8 engine so far, but is now considering a similar package for V6-powered F-Type derivatives.
VIP Design is a collaboration between Paramount Performance, a company that has carried out Jaguar styling conversions since 1986, and ECU remapping specialist Viezu Technologies.