2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Some of the Shine Is Wearing Off
October 2, 2014
In this case, I mean it quite literally. Take a look at the shift paddles in our 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. They're losing their orange.
Actually, they're losing their Ignis Metallic Orange. That's the official name of the color used on the shift paddles. It's also used on the start button and the toggle switch for dynamic mode. The idea was to highlight all the controls that help give this car a little extra when you want to drive hard.
I like the idea behind this splash of color, but seeing it rubbing away on the edges of the shift paddles is a little disappointing. Not only does it look shabby, it exposes the fact that behind that glittering orange sheen, the paddles are made of white plastic. This is probably the case in more instances that we know, but it's never fun to be reminded of it.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor