The new Jaguar F-Type Coupe has been officially unveiled and will be available in three version – F-Type R, F-Type S and F-Type – with prices starting from £51,235.
The Jaguar F-Type Coupe is powered by a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 developing 340PS and 450Nm of torque, and can propel the coupe from 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 161mph.
The F-Type S takes it power from a tuned version of the same engine. Now developing 380PS and 460Nm, the F-Type S achieves the same sprint in 4.8 seconds and carries on until 171mph.
The range-topping F-Type R, however, uses Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8. Kicking out 550PS and 680Nm, it can hit 60mph from rest in just 4.0 seconds, and carry on accelerating until its electronically-limited 186mph top speed.
All engines drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed Quickshift transmission, with the F-Type R making use of an Electronic Active Differential (EAD) which works in conjunction with a new torque vectoring system.
Light-weight fade-resistant Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes are available as an option on the F-Type R and S.
Unlike the Porsche Cayman, Jaguar have kept the pricing of the tin-top below that of the soft-top model.
The F-Type Coupe starts at £51,235, £7,285 less than the F-Type Convertible. Similarly, the F-Type S starts at £60,235 – again, £7,285 below the convertible equivalent. The range-topping F-Type R, meanwhile, is priced at £85,000.
The F-Type Coupe’s aluminium body-shell is said to be the most rigid of any production Jaguar. The body side is made from a single aluminium pressing, for instance, and this elimination of the need for multiple panels and joins leads not only to exceptional stiffness, but also purity of design with no need for unsightly body seams.
The roof is available as either an aluminium or panoramic glass panel, while the tailgate is available with the option of power operation. A rear spoiler sits within the shut-line of the tailgate, and rises automatically at speeds above 70mph to reduce lift by up to 120kg. It lowers again once speed drops below 50mph.