2016 Jaguar F-Type R
Jaguar’s take on the retro movement was to recapture the original E-Type’s signature elements, the sculpted tail-lights, long-nose-short-tail proportions, sumptuous interior and gorgeous detailing, and wrap those is a modern, safe and extremely capable platform. The pinnacle of that endeavour was surely the R version which, with its supercharged power, bigger brakes and aggressive wheel and tyre package was the flagship of an already imposing dynasty.
This particular example carries a 2016 build-plate, with very few kilometres and presents as new. It has also been the subject of a major option-box ticking project by the original owner who specified a high level of equipment including rarely seen touches like the carbon-fibre wheel-spokes, Meridian stereo system and more. The classic white exterior is simple but elegant and the interior is a lush mix of deep red leather and metallic-finish highlights.
Performance is a given with the 404 kW supercharged V8, teamed to an eight-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels (as, according to Jaguar folklore, only a proper gentleman’s sports car should be).
Features include: HID headlights, red leather trim, parking sensors, keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate-control, stop-start, paddle-shifters, navigation, reversing camera.