It's no secret that Jaguar is working on a fixed-roof version of the F-Type roadster, but now it looks like it's also developing a high-performance model for said coupe. Captured sharpening its claws at the Nürburgring, this F-Type Coupe prototype could very well be an R-S or even a more track-ready R-S GT variant.

Our biggest clue suggesting the latter are its massive brake rotors with bright-yellow calipers – similar pieces are also found on the recently introduced XKR-S GT. This would make sense, since a report in May said that Jaguar is looking to create a full line of R-S GT models in a similar fashion as the Mercedes-Benz AMG Black Series. Missing from this prototype, though, are the telltale aero add-ons we saw on the XKR-S GT – go-faster bits like the latter's front fascia winglets and rear wing, though this model is obviously still being developed. Regardless of what this new grippier, quicker kitty is called, we say "Yes, please."


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      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honestly, I haven't turned an eye towards a Jaguar in years. It became this stuffy old brand that was most recognized for dirty old S types with 20 inch chrome rims riding around town. Now this car... simply gorgeous. Its really a great looking sports car. The right amount of "normal" with the perfect amount of "exotic". Really hope the cx16 car's hybrid aspirations can translate into something eco friendly and premium.
        EvilTollMan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        " The right amount of "normal" with the perfect amount of "exotic". "" I like this quote..not too overstyled, an inoffensive design, but simply unforgettable and outstanding.
      Golam
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please Jaguar, give us a manual transmission, reduce the weight by 200 pounds, and in V8s move more weight to the rear, for an even better weight distribution. Even the roadster is really stiff, and the hydraulic steering is quite heavy and beefy, if not super communicative, but very direct and linear. Pedal feel is great, throttle response instantaneous, and the shifts are super quick, wish there was rev matching though. Jaguar why not inline engines instead of V6s, and probably even turbos, especially for saloon cars like XF and XJ and upcoming XS. Also bring out an SUV, look at Porsche's sales, most of their growth has been based on Cayenne not 911. Sell the SUVs to soccer moms and give us more F type.
      Victor
      • 1 Year Ago
      The F-type beats any car out there in terms of beauty. Aston, Bentley and so on cost twice the money but can never give you that special F-type feeling.
      Classic_Engr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice brakes. Now please please offer it with an optional manual transmission.
      Steveo
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car is amazing. I had a chance to drive one and I was very impressed. The whole car is great! Fit and finish, performance, technology. Ohh and the sound!!!! Yeeeeay
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hate what safety regs have done to sports car styling.
      Brex
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was excited about the F-Type when it was first announced but after seeing one at the dealership, I came away feeling pretty ho-hum. I know they are not in the same category, but when I look at a Vantage, I come away smitten and googly eyed. The F-type didn't move me. And based on the paucity of comments here, others might feel the same.
        Golam
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brex
        This guy is either blind or simply lying. I have also been to the dealership recently in rockville, and this car is not your classic looking jag, this car looks brutal. Big haunches in the back, aggressive front fenders and a high gaping mouth, it is not a low slung car, it is a broad shouldered thug of a car. Go check it out if you guys get some time, this car actually gave me shivers, just so aggressive and manly, unlike the xk which is somewhat feminine. This guy is probably speaking based on his assumptions, have seen the vantage too, and that car actually looks much smaller than the F type, F type for some reason looks really wide and big, actually looks much bigger than a 911, even though it is probably only couple inches longer.
      nocommie11
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's nice, but not 80k nice, it should have been 40-50k at the most... it's basic technology, basic engines and power, ok styling.
        Golam
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        Thank goodness most of the autoblog readers are intelligent enough to ignore your diatribe and buffoonery.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Launch it in America as the FR-S lol.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice.
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