In 2013 Jaguar revealed a new model. It was the Jaguar F-type. Back when it came out, it was a hit with car enthusiasts. It had a nice sounding engine and it put down fairly decent numbers. Now this model is their top of the line sports car and it has some strong numbers to back up its position at the top. This year the shoot out is between the 2016 Jaguar F-type R and the all-new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-S.
The Jaguar F-type R is known for its aggressive design and it mean exhaust notes. These exhaust notes are produced by a 305 cubic inch, supercharged V8. At 6500 rpms this engine is able to put down 550 hp, which will help you get to a limited top speed of 186 mph. At 3500 rpms the engine is able to produce 502 lb-ft of torque. This will launch you to 60 in just 3.4 second and keep you going through the quarter mile in 11.7 seconds. With Jaguars efforts to lighten the vehicle with an all aluminum chassis, the car can stop you from 70 mph to 0 in just 137 feet.
The all new AMG GT-S is sporting a very similar engine but the sound has since changed from the adored AMG sound. In recent years, with restrictions from the government, engine have had to reduce their displacement and supplement with supercharged or turbochargers to gain back the power. As far as performance is concerned, this was probably for the best. That being said, I know I personally miss the sound of a naturally aspirated 6.3L behemoth hiding under the hood of almost any AMG with the “63” badges on it. This is not to say that the engines don’t still sound nice but they aren’t the same.
Now back to the numbers. The AMG GT-S is able to produce 503 hp using a twin turbo V8 that is linked to a 7 speed transmission. At 1750 rpms this engine can create up to 479 lb-ft of torque. This number is extremely impressive compared to the F-type R because you do not need to wind the engine up in order to release all that power. The AMG will get you to 60 in just 3.5 seconds, 2 tenths of a second behind the F-type. After that, the AMG, according to the numbers, should take off. It will beat the F-type by 2 tenths of a second in the quarter mile and while the Jaguar will run out of steam at 186 mph, the Benz will keep going until it gets to 193 mph. When it comes to braking, the AMG will get you from 70-0 in 141 feet and handle the skid pad up to 1.05 g’s.
Lets take a look at the numbers side by side and then you can decide which vehicle you like more.