Jaguar debuted the R-Coupe at the 2002 New York International
Auto Show. The R-Coupe was was the first complete vehicle
developed under Ian Callum, appointed as Jaguar's design
director in 1999. The car was created to demonstrate the
future design direction of Jaguar under this new leadership.
The Jaguar R-Coupe is a luxury 4 door coupe with almost
identical front end features to the Jaguar
R-D6 concept shown a year later. For the R-Coupe concept
Jaguar challenged their designers to create a car capable
of carrying the marque from a niche manufacturer into
the mainstream market, while representing the company's
The Jaguar R-Coupe has some similar styling details to
some of the 2005 and 2006 Jaguar products, namely the
2006 XK, which shares a similar styling detail on on the
front arches, just behind the wheel.
The contemporary yet classic lines of the Jaguar R-Coupe
were influenced by Jaguar's from the '50's and '60's,
the grille and headlight configuration being the most
Inside the R-Coupe warm colors are combined with wood
and leather to provide a luxurious interior, an essential
ingredient for any jaguar model. The dashboard and instrument
panel have a distinctly retro vibe, but the use of a sequential
paddle shift gearbox, integrated voice-controlled telematics
system and personalised environmental controls quickly
remind you this was a pretty advanced concept.
Although there is no chance of production itself, the
Jaguar R-Coupe was based around a realistic 4 seat package
and V8 powertrain.
Similar and related vehicles:
Jaguar AL Coupe