Jaguar has announced the implementation of an all-wheel drive system for the F-Type range.

Jaguar has announced the implementation of an all-wheel drive system for the F-Type range.

There were rumors about an AWD F-Type and now Jaguar has made the news official and they say the F-Type R Coupe can sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.9 seconds which makes it 0.1s quicker than its rear-wheel drive sibling while the top speed has remained the same at an electronically-capped 186 mph (300 km/h).

Coinciding with the all-wheel drive F-Type launch is Jaguar's announcement to collaborate with the British World Land Speed Record Team. The technological partnership between Jaguar and The Bloodhound Project aims to establish a land speed record of more than 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h) in 2016 to take down the current record of 763,035 mph (1,227 km/h) established back in 1997 by Andy Green in a Thrust SSC who will also get to drive the Bloodhound Supersonic car.

Getting back to the AWD F-Type, the range will be introduced on November 19 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Jaguar says next year the model family will be expanded from 6 to 14 members and among these will probably be versions equipped with a manual gearbox as well as a four-cylinder Ingenium engine.

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