2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Here Comes Mr. Obnoxious
September 16, 2014
No, that's not what they say about me when I stroll into the Edmunds office. Okay, maybe it is, how would I know? I do talk a little louder than most, and sound travels well across our open floor plan. My therapist says I shouldn't look at this as a bad thing, instead telling me, "You liven the place up for them, Mike."
But there's no question you can say "Here comes Mr. Obnoxious" when the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe drives by.
A friend and I were heading out to get some ice cream the other day, I was going maybe 10 mph in the complex parking lot before backing off the throttle for a stop sign.
"Crackle, pop, bang!" the Jag F-Type R sound show began. She looked over at me and said, "Oh my gosh, you love this car, don't you?"
Yeah, I kinda do. And yes, maybe I am a bit obnoxious. But the Jag sounds so fantastic, even if the exhaust noise is a bit over-tuned and overly-contrived.
But unless it's 5 a.m. and I don't want to roust the neighbors, my index finger somehow always seems drawn to the "loud exhaust" button on the center console.
So far, I have yet to tire of the Jag's constant commotion. Not exactly minding the power and speed, either.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 6,667 miles