The new Jaguar F-type Coupe is headlined by the 404kW, 680Nm R model. A supercharged 5.0-litre V8 powers the stunning F-type Coupe R to 100km/h in 4.2-seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 300km/h.
This performance places it above the F-type V8 S Roadster that uses the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 to produce 364kW.
Below the R, the F-type Coupe range mimics the bottom end of the Roadster lineup with two supercharged V6 models. The F-type Coupe is powered by a 250kW, 450Nm version of the 3.0-litre V6, while the S Coupe uses the same engine in a higher state of tune for 280kW and 460Nm.
All engines are backed by ZF’s eight-speed torque converter automatic.
[blockquote cite=”Ian Callum, Director of Jaguar Design”]The purity of the C-X16 concept has been retained without compromise; the F-TYPE Coupé’s long bonnet, low roofline and tapering cabin inspires me every time I see it[/blockquote]
The Coupe is visually faithful to the CX-16 concept car seen at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show. According to Ian Callum, Director of Jaguar Design, “Creating a sports Coupé is the purest of design tasks, and also the most challenging; get it right and aesthetically the result will be as dynamic as the car should be rewarding to drive. In F-TYPE Coupé, I believe we’ve got it right.”
It certainly is a stunning car, and the F-type Coupe can be ordered with either an aluminium roof or the panoramic glass pictured. All F-type Coupes feature an alloy body structure and Jaguar is claiming torsional rigidity of 33,000Nm per degree – more than any other Jaguar production car.
Boot space, a major criticism of the F-type Roadster, is “up to” 407 litres and according to Jaguar, can accommodate two sets of golf clubs. The hatchback is available with optional power operation.
The F-type Coupe will go on sale in Australia during the third quarter of 2014 with pricing and final spec levels to be announced earlier in 2014.