I had a fun week exploring California in the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. This monster, with 550 HP, is a beautifully engineered blend of ferocious performance, sumptuous luxury and elegant style.

Jaguar F-Type Coupe
The car looks great from any angle, here’s a side profile in fron of Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara
Jaguar F Type luggage space
Although not huge, the rear hatch area easily holds enough luggage for two people on a weekend adventure

Jaguar InterContinental Mark Hopkins
The lines remind me of the classic E-Type, here the car is shown at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins in San Francisco
Jaguar F-Type R
The F-Type R offers the perfect combination of luxury and exhilirating performance.
Jaguar racing brakes
The car I drove had the options Carbon Ceramic Matrix braking sytem

Jaguar FType Coupe interior
The interior is a luxurious space, yet still a serious driver’s coupe. Note the 200 MPH speedo and the 7,000 RPM redline
Jagusr FType R Coupe
The car responds beautifully to all driving conditions, whether on the freeway or in downtown San Francisco
HID headlamps
It’s all about the details, these are the F-Type’s Bi-functional HID headlamps