2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Makes Every Drive an Adventure
October 17, 2014
It was a great plan. At least I thought it was. Take my girlfriend in the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe over the Ortega Highway to the Lookout Roadhouse for a Sunday morning breakfast.
And drive. The Ortega is a dang good canyon road, even though its abundance of high-speed sweepers makes it better on a sportbike than a car.
But when we got to the start of the Ortega on the San Juan Capistrano side, we were immediately turned around by a CHP officer. The road was closed due to a bad accident.
Beyond feeling horrible for anyone involved/affected by the accident, and making us stop and think and remember just how precious life is, we still had a hot Jag that needed driving. And we needed food. So we took a drive across Santiago Canyon Road to Silverado Canyon and made tracks for the Silverado Cafe.
Now these two roads aren't anything like the Ortega, driving-wise, but at least you're still out in the country with little traffic to speak of. And here's the real point: This Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, with its hot-rod engine, crazy-loud exhaust and fantastic handling, makes even more mundane drives like this into adventure-filled fun-fests. Just the sound alone makes the car a hoot every time you step on the gas pedal. Not to mention how stinking fast it is.
Plus, it looks amazing. I'm not usually a big fan of orange (even though I own a KTM dirt bike). But this is a gorgeous car.
Turns out the Silverado Cafe makes a good breakfast, too.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 9,429 miles