APR 22nd 2014

‘The Special One’ picks out special F‑Type R Coupe

Now he just needs to pick out some new strikers…

Chelsea Football Club’s self-styled ‘Special One’ and official Jaguar UK ambassador José Mourinho, has taken delivery of his very own F-Type R, which we’re told is the first of its type to be specified for a UK customer. Retail prices for the Coupe R start at £83,340 and it is almost certain to bring much happiness. Whereas top-notch strikers currently start at about £25m, and carry no such guarantee. Bargain! Somewhat surprisingly perhaps, he avoided selecting a hue similar to that of the club he manages, and opted instead for Stratus Grey Metallic paint and some rather handsome 20in Gyrodyne Black and diamond-turned wheels. The footballing mastermind further personalised his 542bhp coupe with a panoramic glass roof and a 12-speaker Meridian sound system for when he’s in the mood to drown-out the epic noise from the snarling V8. Although why anyone would want to lessen the cabin intrusion of one of the best-sounding exhaust notes out there, we’re not quite sure… The man himself says: “I am very proud to now own the new F-Type R Coupé. It was an honour to receive this spectacular sports car from the gentlemen responsible for building it and I would like to thank the Jaguar team at Castle Bromwich for producing such a wonderful car.” Jaguar also used the high-profile delivery to publicise the launch of 20 specialist ‘R Performance Centres’ to offer specialist knowledge and after sales care for customers whose cars bear the increasingly-famous ‘R’ badge. mourinhojag2

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