Jaguar R Coupe
The proportions and stance of classic Jaguars from the 1950s and 1960s inspired the look of the R-Coupe, where strong, geometric forms underpin the cars flowing lines. Exterior detail is restrained but picks up characteristic Jaguar design cues, such as the front grille and the flowing curve of the side windows. An interesting detail is the fender air vent in the shape of the British flag.
The cars warm and rich interior puts a contemporary twist on the use of wood and leather, to create a luxurious environment influenced by the latest trends in furniture and interior design. Wood veneer sweeps right round the cabin, leather covers the floor as well as the seats, and many jewel-like details are silver-plated.
With the R-coupe we have the ability both to explore and to display our future design philosophy for Jaguar, says Ian Callum, Jaguars design Director. Concepts cars like this provide an incomparable opportunity for us to try out new ideas and to experience them in a full-size, three-dimensional format. Were looking forward to learning a great deal from the reactions of the public too.
The R-Coupe is not intended for production, but it embodies themes and ideas that may find their way into future Jaguars. The concept is not based on current or proposed Jaguar chassis, though it is constructed around a realistic four-seater package and a V8 powertrain.