Jaguar Reveals F-Type Coupe in Los Angeles
It’s been no secret that a coupe variant of the Jaguar F-Type would soon be offered. And despite tight lips by Jaguar over the design of the F-Type coupe, we knew all along it would follow in the lines of the gorgeous C-X16 concept car from 2011.
Yet, even knowing all of this, we find ourselves surprised by the sheer elegance of the recently revealed F-Type coupe. If the F-Type roadster is a 10 on the sexy scale, then the coupe brings it up to 11.
Not unlike the F-Type roadster, the coupe will offer three powertrain choices. But while the base and S models mirror the roadster with their supercharged V6 engines pumping out 340- and 380-horsepower respectively, the top dog F-Type coupe eschews the “V8 S” label in favor of an “R” badge.
With the new badge comes 55-additional horsepower, bringing the supercharged V8’s horsepower count up to 550.
While the base F-Type and F-Type S coupe will start at some $4,000 less than their roadster counterparts, the F-Type R will command a $7,000 premium over the F-Type V8 S Roadster. But this is merely the price you pay for performance, as the F-Type R can manage a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds on the way to a 186 mph top speed.
With available carbon-ceramic disc brakes and a choice between an aluminum or glass roof, the F-Type coupe melds performance and style together in an entirely unique and compelling way.
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