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The new Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Jaguar F-Type S Coupe_03The all-new Jaguar F-Type Coupe made its global motor show debuts in both Los Angeles and Tokyo. Jaguar’s expertise in aluminium technology has enabled the design vision for the F-Type Coupe to be delivered in a lightweight yet extremely strong bodyshell. Torsional rigidity for all F-Type Coupé variants is 33,000 Nm/degree – greater than in any previous production Jaguar – this rigidity providing the basis for excellent dynamic attributes.

The F-Type Coupe’s body side is made from a single piece aluminium pressing, probably the most extreme cold-formed aluminium body side in the automotive industry, eliminating the requirement for multiple panels and cosmetic joints. The roof panel itself is available in either aluminium or panoramic glass form. A deployable rear spoiler sits within the tapered shut-line of the F-Type Coupe, while slim, wrap-around LED lamps flank a beautifully engineered tailgate, with optional powered open/close functionality.

The Jaguar F-Type Coupe is available in three version; F-Type R, F-Type S and the F-Type. The range-topping Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is powered by Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine in 550hp/680Nm tune, delivering acceleration to 60mph in 4.0-seconds, and an electronically limited top speed of 186mph. To deliver assured, progressive handling in line with its 550hp output, the range-topping F-Type R Coupe features a bespoke suspension set-up and new dynamic technologies. These include a second-generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD) and – for the first time on a Jaguar – Torque Vectoring by braking, these systems working in parallel to provide immediacy of response and exploitable handling.

The Jaguar F-Type Coupé is powered by Jaguar’s 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 340hp/450Nm tune, and is capable of 0-60mph in 5.1-seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 161 mph. Standard features include Dynamic Mode, sports exhaust – both V6 models use twin, centrally-mounted tailpipes – sports suspension and Jaguar’s Performance Braking system (354/325mm discs front/rear) with silver calipers. The F-Type Coupé is fitted as standard with 18 inch Vela wheels, partial leather/Suedecloth sports seats and a leather steering wheel with black paddles.

The F-Type S Coupe, powered by Jaguar’s 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 380hp/460Nm tune is capable of 0-60mph in 4.8-seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 171 mph. It features Dynamic Mode, Dynamic Launch, Active Sports exhaust, sports suspension with Adaptive Dynamics, Jaguar’s High Performance Braking system (380/325mm discs front/rear) with black calipers and a mechanical limited-slip differential. The F-Type S Coupé is fitted as standard with 19in Propeller wheels, partial leather/Suedecloth sports seats and a leather steering wheel with Ignis paddles.

Every Jaguar F-Type Coupe model utilises Jaguar’s eight-speed close-ratio Quickshift transmission which is optimised for sporting performance, with full manual sequential control from the central SportShift selector or steering wheel-mounted paddles. F-Type R and F-Type S Coupe models also have the option of Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes which offer absolute consistency of performance and excellent fade resistance, as well as a total unsprung-weight saving of 21kg.

 

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