Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe
It has been a long while in the making, and ever since the Jaguar F-TYPE was originally released people have been asking when the Coupe would follow. Now our prayers have been answered and last night after the media fanfare we now associate with a new Jaguar, the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe was finally revealed in all it’s glory to a packed crowd in LA.
To look at the all new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe is very much Ian Callum (director of design) and you would be forgiven for thinking Aston if viewing from select angles, although this is very much all Jaguar and all F-TYPE. That nose is instantly recognisable and of course that famous rear is still there in all of it’s glory.
Three models will be available in typical Jaguar fashion:
- Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe
- Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe S
- Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe R
The flagship and ultimate driving machine is the F-TYPE R Coupé, and features the same V8 supercharged engine from the droptop and will hit 60mph in 4 seconds before continuing on to a staggering 186mph thanks to the all aluminium body. Starting at £85,000 it may be a bit much for some, and two lower range models will also be available at launch. The entry level Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe starting at just over £50,000 and features the 3 litre V6 with a 0-60mph time of 5.1 seconds, or the mid-range (and we are sure most popular) Jaguar F-TYPE S Coupe coming in at £60,000 and 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 171mph.
Handling will be very much F-TYPE and we really see no reason to change that. At pace and when really driving you will struggle to find a more balanced and ultimately fun car on the road today, yes it’s not really built for cruising and at times it can be a little rough, but we hope that wasn’t why you bought your F-TYPE in the first place. However we do hold out a glimmer of hope for a slightly softer ride in the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe with the advanced suspension dampening.
The all new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe is sure to stir the waters again, and after the money spent during the last 12 months in Jaguar’s marketing department, it is sure to make a huge impact when released next year. Let’s just hope the Coupe will actually fit golf clubs in the boot this time, and not just state it!