Published on November 7th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
JAGUAR F-TYPE COUPE SPORTS CAR LAUNCHED IN MALAYSIA
Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the exclusive importer of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in Malaysia, today launched the new all-aluminium Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé, the most dynamically capable, performance-focused sports car that Jaguar has ever produced.
At the official launch of the sports car at its new dual-brand city showroom at Menara Worldwide, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia announced that the stunningly beautiful addition to the Jaguar stable will be available in two variants — F-TYPE R and F-TYPE S.
The range-topping F-TYPE R Coupé is powered by Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine in 550PS/680Nm tune, delivering acceleration of 100 km/h in 4.2-seconds, and a top speed of 300 km/h (electronically limited). It is priced at RM1,158,888 in Peninsular Malaysia (on the road, excluding insurance).
Meanwhile, the F-TYPE S Coupé, powered by Jaguar’s 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine with a maximum power output of 380PS and torque of 460Nm, takes only 4.9 seconds to complete the 0 – 100 km/h sprint and can reach a top speed of 275 km/h. It retails at RM899,888 in Peninsular Malaysia (on the road, excluding insurance).
Both the F-TYPE R and F-TYPE S feature Jaguar’s eight-speed close-ratio Quickshift transmission which is optimised for sporting performance, with full manual sequential control from the central SportShift selector or steering wheel-mounted paddles.
Based on the stunning Jaguar C-X16 concept sports coupé that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé’s body side is made from a single piece aluminium pressing, resulting in a lightweight yet extremely strong bodyshell. It is probably the most extreme cold-formed aluminium body side in the automotive industry, eliminating the requirement for multiple panels and cosmetic joints.
For more information on the latest Jaguar models available in Malaysia, please go to www.jaguarmalaysia.com.