The top-of-the-range of the new F-Type Coupe is the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe powered by Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8 all-aluminium engine. It delivers 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque. The Jaguar F-Type R Coupe can accelerate 0-60mph in 4.0-seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 186mph.
The 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 two-seater Jaguar SS100 was powered by a 2.5-litre straight-six engine. The engine was based on a Standard Motor Company unit. It was greatly improved by consultant engineer Harry Weslake, who converted it from side to overhead valve operation. The engine produced 100 horsepower, which provided sporty performance for the Jaguar SS100’s lightweight body.