Porsche 911 Carrera S vs Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

The latest Porsche 911 Carrera S has a smaller engine that's bolstered by a turbo, while the Jaguar F-Type R CoupΓ© boasts a supercharged V8. But which is best?

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Porsche 911 Carrera S following Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

Our verdict

The Porsche 911 is quite simply the better sports car. It’s faster down the straights and through the corners, while being more entertaining when you want it to be and just as hassle-free to live with the rest of the time.

Yes, the new turbo engine doesn’t sound quite as frenetic as the one it replaces, but it brings better performance and lower CO2 emissions – and that’s a pretty good trade-off. Mind you, we think you’d have a similar amount of fun in the significantly cheaper and less ballistically quick Carrera.

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1st – Porsche 911 Carrera S PDK

For Stunning performance; brilliant handling; quality interior

Against Road noise; standard equipment

Verdict A better all-rounder than ever, and that’s saying something

Rated 5 out of 5

Read the full Porsche 911 review

2nd – Jaguar F-Type R CoupΓ©

For Gorgeous-sounding engine; entertaining handling; well equipped

Against Limited traction; so-so interior quality; low-speed ride

Verdict Good fun, but cheaper F-Types make more sense

Rated 3 out of 5

Read the full Jaguar F-Type CoupΓ© review

Also consider:

Specifications: Jaguar F-Type R CoupΓ©

Engine size 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol

List price Β£87,060

Target Price Β£79,995

Power 542bhp

Torque 502lb ft

0-60mph 4.3sec

Top speed 186mph

Fuel economy 25.7mpg (True MPG)

CO2 emissions 255g/km

Specifications: Porsche 911 Carrera S PDK

Engine size 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-6 petrol

List price Β£88,245

Target Price Β£88,245

Power 414bhp

Torque 369lb ft

0-60mph 3.5sec

Top speed 190mph

Fuel economy 36.7mpg (govt)

CO2 emissions 174g/km

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