What’s better than a 550-horsepower V8 screaming under heavy throttle? Experiencing the soundtrack with the top down. That’s the promise of the Jaguar F-Type R Convertible, whose 5.0-liter V8 and standard all-wheel-drive make it a standout performer in the F-Type lineup. Only the SVR can outrun it, with the R clocking 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph.
The car has a wealth of standard features. Inside we find things like leather, power seats with heating, and sport seats. With a nod to performance, the R comes with 20-inch wheels, a quad exhaust, and LED lighting all around. Advanced safety features are on board too, and include lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and emergency braking. A 10-inch screen lives in the dash and runs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Navigation and a Meridian sound system are also standard.
The F-Type R Convertible competes with the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, Porsche 911 Cabriolet and BMW M4 Convertible with pricing starting at $104,900.
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