Competes with: Porsche 911, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi RS 5
Looks like: A proper Jaguar coupe with all the right curves
Drivetrain: 340- or 380-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6; 550-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8; eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2014
The F-Type convertible may have debuted first, but it was merely a tease for the gorgeous F-Type coupe Jaguar revealed this week at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. We couldn't help wonder, nor could our readers, how soon the coupe would debut after the convertible. From our first impressions, it seems like the wait was worth it, though we already had a hunch of what to expect based on Jaguar's C-X16 concept from a few years ago to which the production version stays faithful.
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The F-Type convertible already impressed us with its dedicated sports-car athleticism. The coupe takes the F-Type's sports-car commitment to the next level as the automaker says it's the most torsional rigid production Jaguar ever. With all that rigidity, Jaguar deemed it a perfect fit for the F-Type coupe's range-topping F-Type R with 550 horsepower. The R is now the most powerful F-Type, adding 55 horsepower over the convertible's most powerful F-Type V8 S. The F-Type R coupe is good for zero to 60 mph in an estimated 4.0 seconds.