Jose Mourinho will be the first for the new Jaguar F-TYPE
Delivery in March 2014
Jose Mourinho is the new Jaguar UK ambassador and will be the first customer to take delivery of the new F-TYPE Coupe next month. The official launch of the new F-TYPE Coupe will take place this week in Canary Wharf, London.
Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director Jeremy Hicks said “I am really excited to be officially presenting the new F-TYPE Coupé in the UK for the first time. This sports car is as important to the Jaguar brand as it is spectacular to drive. Jaguar is a brand with great momentum, launching many exciting new products. We are developing a new advanced aluminum architecture that will be the basis of a range of highly efficient, yet high performance sports and luxury Jaguar cars in future. We now employ more than 26,000 people in the UK across Jaguar Land Rover. These are all positive signs for our business, our people and our customers. With the F-TYPE Coupé, our designers and engineers have created the ultimate expression of Jaguar DNA; beautiful design combined with immense dynamic performance. I am sure all our customers will be as excited as our new ambassador José Mourinho at the prospect of driving the new F-TYPE Coupé.”
The Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé is the most dynamically capable, performance-focused production Jaguar ever, with a model line-up headlined by the 5.0-litre V8 supercharged 542bhp F-TYPE R which is capable of 0 to 60mph in 4.0-seconds and reaches a top speed of 186mph (limited). The new Jaguar F-TYPE is priced from £51,235 for the 3.0-litre V6 supercharged 335bhp F-TYPE Coupé (0-60mph in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 161mph), the F-TYPE Coupé S is £67,500 for the second V6 in the range, offering 375bhp (0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 171mph) and other specification enhancements and the F-TYPE R Coupé is £85,000.
The range-topping F-TYPE R Coupé features a bespoke suspension set-up and new dynamic technologies. These include a second-generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD) and for the first time on a Jaguar Torque Vectoring by braking, these systems working in parallel to provide immediacy of response and exploitable handling. The EAD system automatically redistributes engine torque between the rear wheels to ensure excellent on-the-limit control, while Torque Vectoring by braking intelligently applies precisely metered braking force to the inner wheels as necessary during cornering to enhance agility. Sports suspension with Adaptive Dynamics damping and Configurable Dynamic Mode further enhance the F-TYPE R’s immediacy of response, providing an exhilarating and involving driving experience.