Jaguar is adding all-wheel drive to its 2016 F-TYPE R Coupé, part of a range-boosting move that will see variations on the popular model double to twelve. Set to debut officially – along with the rest of the new lineup – at the LA Auto Show later this month, the new F-TYPE R will be good for 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, Jaguar says, and then romp on to a top speed electronically-limited to 186 mph. The big news, though, is the extra traction, which Jaguar tested by taking the new coupé to the Hakskeen Pan in South Africa and pointing it at a jet.
It wasn’t just to make good photos – though the sight of a bright red Jaguar next to a jet flying 50 feet above the ground is pretty impressive – but to test out the radio system that Bloodhound SSC plans to use in its 1,000 mph+ car.
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