Jose Mourinho takes delivery of new Jaguar F-TYPE
First UK customer specification F-TYPE R Coupe
The new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe has now began production at Jaguars manufacturing facility in Castle Bromwich Birmingham. Two Jaguar manufacturing employees presented new Jaguar UK Ambassador and sporting icon Jose Mourinho with the first Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe specified for a UK customer.
José Mourinho’s new F-TYPE R Coupé was personalised according to the exacting tastes of football’s master tactician. Specification highlights of Mourinho’s F-TYPE R Coupé include Stratus Grey Metallic exterior paint, 20-inch Gyrodyne Black and Diamond Turned Wheels with Red brake calipers, Panoramic Glass Roof and a 12-speaker Meridian Surround Sound System. Speaking at the handover event, José Mourinho said “I am very proud to now own the new F-TYPE R Coupé. It was an honour to receive this spectacular sports car from the gentlemen responsible for building it and I would like to thank the Jaguar team at Castle Bromwich for producing such a wonderful car.”
The new F-TYPE R Coupé is the ultimate expression of Jaguar sports car DNA, and joins a Jaguar product line-up which now features R or R-S-branded products across every nameplate in the Jaguar model range. To mark the first deliveries to customers of the new F-TYPE R Coupé, Jaguar has launched a network of twenty specialist R Performance Centres at selected dealerships across the UK. Jaguar dealerships throughout England, Scotland and Wales now offer customers specialist product knowledge and aftersales care, dedicated to Jaguar cars wearing the famous ‘R’ badge.
Jaguar UK Marketing Director Ken Forbes said “The Jaguar R brand is iconic, having shot to fame when XJR-9 won the Le Mans 24 hours race in 1988. Now we have a full range of visually dramatic, dynamically rewarding performance cars and a specialist network of retailers to bring customers closer to these products. As well as offering outstanding support to buyers and owners, later this year we’ll be introducing a selection of circuit-based driving activities for Jaguar ‘R’ product customers, meaning they will be able to explore the limits of their car and driving skills in a safe and exhilarating environment.”
Jaguar dealers in the UK are also able to offer expert guidance to the recently-launched R-Sport trim option, which is available across the XF range. The R-Sport package of design and performance enhancements is now available to order with a highly efficient version of Jaguar’s 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine, which produces just 129 g/km CO2.