Jaguar boasts that its new F-Type coupe is the most dynamically capable, performance-focused production Jaguar ever. It has a starting price of €94,820. and the F-Type S coupé starts from €109,570.
The F-Type S coupe and F-Type coupe are powered by Jaguar’s 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engines in 380PS/460Nm and 340PS/450Nm forms respectively, giving 0-60mph in 4.8/5.1 seconds and top speeds of 171/161mph.
The model line-up is headlined by the F-Type R coupe, with its 550 PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine enabling acceleration from 0-60mph in 4.0-seconds, and a top speed of 186mph (electronically limited). It is priced at €161,740.
The all-aluminium F-Type coupe embodies the uncompromised design vision of the award-winning C-X16 concept.
The F-Type R coupe features Jaguar’s second-generation electronic active differential which works in parallel with a new torque vectoring by braking system to deliver enhanced agility and exploitable handling at the limit.
F-Type R and F-Type S coupe models also have the option of carbon ceramic matrix brakes which offer absolute consistency of performance and excellent fade resistance, as well as a total unsprung-weight saving of 21kg.
Every 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.
The F-Type coupe has up to 407-litres of boot space, which Jaguar says, will easily accommodate two sets of golf clubs – the tailgate being available with power assisted opening
Gerard O’Farrell, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Ireland, told the Advertiser: "The F-Type coupe starts at €94,820 and has a very competitive price advantage over the competition. The Porsche 911 Carrera starts at €130,319. The F-Type coupe provides the driver with a unique sports car experience, combining seductive design with cutting-edge technology and performance which is truly breathtaking. It is the definitive sports coupe.”
Jaguar reminds us that the F-Type coupe range complements the existing three-car F-Type convertible model line-up; the V6-engined F-Type (340PS) and F-Type S (380PS), and the 495PS F-Type V8 S.