The ballsy new 2014 Jaguar F-type R coupe takes on the Porsche speed glory- what will be the outcome?
Does the 2014 Jaguar F-type R coupe have what it takes to take on the 911 Turbo, £50,000+ more expensive? Just on looks I’d say yes..
The first thing to understand is that the new Jaguar F-type R coupe truly belongs in this kind of company. When the convertible arrived last year, we fretted about its pricing proximity to the Porsche 911 and its distance from the Porsche Boxster. Our fondness for Jaguars V8-engined roadster is a matter of record, but having it go toe to toe with a Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet would be folly.
This car is exceptionally beautiful. That must be agreed before we go anywhere. The proportions, very slightly fudged in the convertible, are now exquisite. Were this a beauty contest and it will be for some the winner could easily have been [...]
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