2016 Jaguar F-Type R Wants To Lure You Away From That New V8 Mustang

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Photo: Garage Kept Motors
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Jaguar may have pulled the plug on the F-Type, sending it off last year with the ZP Edition, which is the brand's last internal combustion-powered sports model, but countless copies live on, and some of them are looking for new homes.
Case in point, meet this 2016 Jaguar F-Type R, which comes to the second-hand market with two keys and the usual lecture. The car is said to have been "meticulously maintained" over the years, and it's ready to hit the road again in the possession of its next owner.

It has 27,727 miles (44.622 km) under its belt, and that's very good for an eight-year-old sports car designed to compete against the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT and Porsche 911. It has a white exterior with a few black touches, comes with black SVR alloys and red brake calipers, and it's an appealing proposal as far as the visuals are concerned.

The cockpit is not bad either, as it still looks very good. It features black leather upholstery with white stitching, additional premium materials, and a generous equipment list. It also sports a tailgate opening into a generous (for a sports car) cargo area, which makes it suitable for the occasional supermarket run.

2016 Jaguar F\-Type R
Photo: Garage Kept Motors
Jaguar offered the F-Type with different engines over the years, and since this is an F-Type R, it packs the supercharged 5.0L V8. It produces 542 hp (550 ps/405 kW) and 502 pound-foot (680 Nm) of torque, enabling the car to reach 62 mph (100 kph) in roughly four seconds, which is respectable for an eight-year-old sports model.

No relatively modern Jag is going to come cheap, especially a performance-oriented one with lots of premium features, and the same goes for this F-Type R. The vehicle is in stock at Garage Kept Motors, with the vendor stating that it accepts pre-purchase inspections by appointment. So, how much will it cost you to drive it home? Try $57,900.

That's brand-new Ford Mustang GT money. Actually, it is more than you would have to pay for a fresh-off-the-lot pony car from the Dearborn company, as the base V8-powered model, whose 5.0L naturally aspirated V8 engine produces up to 486 hp (493 ps/363 kW) and 415 lb-ft (563 Nm) of torque, starts at $41,960, before destination and dealer fees. The Premium trim level is some $5,000 pricier, and the current range-topper, the Dark Horse, comes from $58,185 and has 500 hp (507 ps/373 kW) and 418 lb-ft (567 Nm).

Should you want to buy this 2016 Jaguar F-Type R or view more images of it, then you must access this link. But if you had a $60k budget for a fun ride, would you really blow it on this one?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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