Jaguar finally reveals F-Type Coupé


Jaguar finally reveals F-Type Coupé

After many months of teaser images and furtive clues, Jaguar has finally revealed full details and images of its F-Type Coupé – and what a stunner it is!

Styling has remained extremely close to the C-X16 concept of 2011, which can only be a good thing – but the big news is what's under the skin.

With the F-Type Coupé, Jaguar has also debuted its new F-Type R, which will feature the same 543bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8 that fits under the bonnet of the scorching XFR-S.

That'll mean the R Coupé will be able to bellow its way to 60mph in a blistering four seconds dead, and go on to an electronically-limited top speed of 186mph.

It'll also feature an electronic limited-slip differential, torque vectoring, stiffer spring rates, adaptive damping, and a host of other technical wizardry that Jaguar says will make it the pinnacle of the R Performance range.

There'll be two other models in the line-up, though – the standard F-Type Coupé, which will be powered by the F-Type roadster's 335bhp supercharged V6, and the F-Type S Coupé, which will take its 375bhp supercharged V6 from the V6 S version of the drop-top.

Prices will significantly undercut convertible versions, though, starting at just £51,235 for the base model.

The S Coupé will cost £60,235, while the full-fat R Coupé will come in at £85,000.

And as per its roadster counterpart, each Coupé will feature Jaguar's version of the tried-and-tested ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox

More power and reduced prices won't be the only things the Coupé can offer, though. Jaguar says the F-Type Coupé is the stiffest car it's ever produced, with a torsional rigidity of 33,000 Nm/degree.

That should mean it'll offer even better handling than its sibling.

And with a 407-litre boot that features a power-assisted tailgate, the Coupé addresses one of the biggest criticisms of the soft-top: its pokey luggage space.

There's no word yet on when the F-Type Coupé will be available to order, or when deliveries will start, though we expect that to be early in 2014.

Jaguar F-Type Coupe revealed at last

Jaguar F-Type Coupe revealed at last