The F-Type Coupe R, takes things to another level, with an electronic active differential and configurable dynamics, which lets the driver tweak the steering, gear changes and throttle mapping. The electronic differential works really well in the F-Type R, providing plenty of grip, while a torque vectoring system provides independent braking for each wheel to improve responsiveness. A switchable exhaust system is also fitted, which unleashes a thunderous howl from the quad tailpipes.
The F-Type R’s brakes, meanwhile, are the largest available in the range, at 15-inches. Both the R and S models have the option of carbon brakes, with better stopping power and reduced weight by 21kg.
The interior of the F-Type R Coupe is comfortable and modern, with the option of leather sport seats and configurable ambient lighting. Navigation, parking sensors and an eight-inch touchscreen are included as standard, while the intelligent dashboard design makes it easy to operate the majority of the controls. Admittedly, the touchscreen feels a tad dated, but this is a small criticism in what’s otherwise a good cabin.
As an all-rounder, the F-Type R Coupe is one of the best sports cars money can buy. It’s great fun to drive and also has a useable boot, with 407 litres, which is enough to carry two sets of golf clubs. Unlike some of its rivals, the Jaguar is easy to drive at low speeds and is also narrow enough to fit into most parking spaces. The V8 is the pick of the bunch, but the V6s are also extremely good, especially with adaptive dampers.