When the Jaguar F-Type was originally unveiled, we fell in love instantly. It was as if somebody threw the best of both classic and modern sports cars into a blender. The result was something beautiful which sounded incredibly badass.
Jaguar have now unveiled its twin, the F-Type Coupe.
It doesn’t just have a permanent roof, but it claims the title of being the most capable and performance-focused Jaguar to date.
The impressive top of the line model for the F-Type Coupe is the F-Type R Coupe. Under its hood there is a 404kW/680Nm 5.0litre V8 supercharged engine. This thrusts the car from 0-100km/h in 4.2seconds and pushes the car all the way to an electronically limited speed of 300km/h.
In the new F-Type R Coupe, there are some nice features that should make this handle like a dream. This includes Jaguar’s second-generation Electronic Active Differential which teams up with the Torque Vectoring system to help you find the limit in the most humane way possible.
Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover said that the ‘F-Type Coupe provides its driver with a unique sports car experience. It combines seductive design with cutting-edge technology and performance which is truly breathtaking’.
We totally agree about the design! The drive? We’ll have to decide on that later…
Don’t worry, if the F-Type R Coupe sounds like it might be a little extreme for you. There is more ‘sedate’ versions including the F-Type S Coupe and the F-Type Coupe which give you 280kW or 250kW version of the already well performing V6 supercharged engine.
Regardless of which model you opt for – we’re assuming you’re now wanting to put in an order – you will have power put through the rear wheels with Jaguar’s eight-speed ‘Quickshift’ transmission with full manual sequential control via flappy paddles on the steering wheels.
However, if you are more traditional you are also able to use the central ‘SportShift lever’ to change gears too.
We were really excited when we learned that the F-Type Coupe will be on sale here in Australia. The bad news? We will have to wait until Q3 2014 for its release.
In regards to pricing, we will have to also sit tight on that. Though we expect it to sit close to or around that of the F-Type convertible.