First Jaguar F-Type R First Real-World Spotting in Dubai

If you haven’t seen the brand new Jaguar F-Type in “flesh and blood” after it’s debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, you might want to go on a vacation to Dubai. Yes, the sexy new coupe was recently photographed there, about three weeks ago and it sure made and impression.
Jaguar F-Type R Coupe in Dubai 3 photos
Jaguar F-Type R Coupe in DubaiJaguar F-Type R Coupe in Dubai
The bloody red car was actually the range-topping R version of the F-Type Coupe that's easily identified from the fact that it comes with carbon ceramic brakes.

Other than that, this car burns the streets with its 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine, the one borrowed from the XKR-S and XFR-S, and manages to reach 60 mph (96km/h) in just 4 seconds. At 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque, this is easily the most powerful and fastest F-Type model.

But the real story here is not the power or the acceleration, it's the exclusivity. This is the first real world spotting of the F-Type Coupe and the car even has license plates, so it's been registered.

We've got a little something extra over the photos we got from Autogespot. A film posted not three days ago show the very same car has just been tested by a publication called WheelsMagTV, meaning this is likely a press car.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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