This test mule was spotted testing at the Nürburgring
This is believed to be the hot F-type R version of the forthcoming Jaguar coupé
The F-type R is expected to headline the coupé range
The car is expected to be powered by the 542bhp V8 engine
We've known for some time that a hotter version of the F-type was planned
A standard version of the F-type coupé was also recently spotted testing
The F-type R is supposed to invoke the spirit of the XKR-S GT
Carbon-ceramic brakes are also fitted to this test car
High-output V8 engines have been tested by Jaguar in the past
The F-type R will lead the new coupé range of F-types
The coupé range should be revealed by the end of the year
Prices have not yet been revealed
The Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, set to go on sale in 2014, has been spotted testing.
This test mule, caught at the Nürburgring, is understood to be one of the first F-type R coupé test cars. The F-type R is expected to be the initial flagship model in the new F-type coupé range, which is expected to be revealed before the end of the year.
Power for the F-type R is reported to come from the latest 542bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine that has been fitted to a number of recent performance Jaguars. Carbon-ceramic brakes also look set to be at least on the options list, given the fact that they’re fitted to this test car.
We've known for some time that a hot version of the F-type was on the development list at Jaguar, and that the car would attempt to invoke the spirit of the XKR-S GT. Engineers first experimented with the high-output V8 engines marked for use in the F-Type coupé when developing that car.
A standard version of the F-Type coupé was also recently caught testing, with our first images revealing the car to be almost identical to the original C-X16 concept shown by Jaguar.