The top-of-the-range 2016 Jaguar F-Type R coupe will feature the company's Instinctive AWD system as standard, paired with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics stability control. Meanwhile the whole F-Type lineup will grow from six versions to twelve.

Purists can put down the pitchforks though, as Jag's AWD system in the XF and XJ has "almost a full rear bias under normal driving conditions, but it can divert up to 50% of the power to the front wheels when needed," which MotorWeek seemed to think made up for the perfect compromise between rear and all-wheel-drive.

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"Our target with engineering the all-wheel-drive F-TYPE was to maintain the engaging rear-drive character that's so important to Jaguar sports cars, yet offer even greater dynamic capability."said Jag's Vehicle Line Diretor Ian Hoban.

The 2016 F-Type R AWD will do 0-to-60 in 3.9 on to with a limited top-speed of 186 MPH.

Jaguar will reveal the entire new range of F-Type derivatives at the LA Auto Show on November 19th.

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