By on November 19, 2013



Ahead of its debut at both the Los Angeles and Tokyo Auto Shows, Jaguar has unveiled the F-Type Coupe, with a 550-horsepower F-Type R as the flagship.

Carbon ceramic brakes are an option, while a stiffer suspension, electronic differential and a torque vectoring system add to the mix. Also available are the V6 models, producing 340 and 380 horsepower respectively, and featuring all of the same equipment as the V6 convertibles. The V8S trim will not be available on the coupe. V6 coupes will be $4,000 less than their droptop counterparts, while the F-Type R will start at $99,000.


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16 Comments on “Jaguar F-Type Coupe Gets Faster “R” Model...”

  • avatar
    The Heisenberg Cartel

    Dat ass…

    Actually, never mind. This thing could look like a Suzuki x90 and I would still want one for that R-trim V8’s crazed wail. Dat SOUND…

  • avatar

    Dang, they need to stick with the convertible. That is not pretty.

  • avatar

    A Cayman fighter that may just take the crown.

  • avatar

    I hope the panoramic roof is stunning from the inside, because from the outside…

  • avatar

    I want to do naughty things to that car I would hesitate to ask my wife to do, even after a few shots

  • avatar
    Kyree S. Williams

    I had wondered why the previously-nicest F-Type had a sub-500 horsepower rating when other Jaguar/Land Rover products with the supercharged 5.0-liter have had at least 510 horsepower. Lo and behold, they were saving the extra juice for an F-Type R.

  • avatar

    It’s a nice looking car, especially in white IMO. But as mentioned above the panels on the pano roof look – not great.

    Also, too expensive.
    And harsh ride.

    And is it bad that I’m bored with this car already? I was interested in variations of the XK for a long time (more than 2 years). But this, each new thing they produce with it, I’m like meh. I think it’s the exorbitant cost which drives my lack of interest.

    • 0 avatar
      Kyree S. Williams

      No, it’s not bad that you’re bored with the car. I like this car—a lot—but I understand your position. A lot of the allure of certain great cars has to do with how attainable they are (like, for example, the Mustang or the BRZ/FR-S). Seeing a car priced into the stratosphere (the V6 S F-Type at our local mall is commanding $91K, plus fees.) can diminish that’s allure. But if Alfa Romeo can get its upcoming 4C sports car anywhere near the quoted $54K price, it will be one helluva deal for that kind of engineering and driving experience, and probably right up your alley, CoreyDL.

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        Yep, I would probably like that better. I wouldn’t purchase til I was sure Alfa was staying around in the US this time. And it wasn’t going to leak oil all over everything, ha.

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    I don’t get the disapproval this car gets. I mean finally there is a luxury automaker that is somewhat living upto its promise of grace, space and pace. We get a V8 in this era of turbo, small displacement engines that actually sounds like V8s should and then some; we get a car that could actually give a Porsche a run for its money that displays nowhere near Porsche level of greediness and we have people who would rather criticize the sunroof? What – is it hip now to not like sexy cars?

    • 0 avatar
      Kyree S. Williams

      “What — is it hip now to not like sexy cars?”

      Yes, it’s all the rage; hadn’t you heard? Today we’re attacking “Cars That Actually Live Up To Brand Expectations”, but wait until tomorrow when we’ll tackle “Cars That Aren’t As Boxy As An Eighties’ Volvo Wagon And Are Therefore Completely Useless”.

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    Jag is really on a roll with their latest products. Nothing makes me happier than to see them putting out some geniune sports/touring cars. I haven’t lusted after a Jag in at least a decade, this is awesome.

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    I think this car is gorgeous. Too expensive for me, but beautiful.

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    Why anyone would want any buffer between their ears and that soundtrack is beyond me. Softtop please.

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