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The Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe R is one of those cars that garners as much attention when it is parked as it does driving down the street.

29 Oct 2014

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While most automakers launch a coupe first and then a convertible, Jaguar did the opposite.

Introduced at the 2013 Los Angeles Motor Show, the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe is the next chapter in the British marque's sports car renaissance, following less than a year after the successful debut of its convertible version.

We spent some quality time with the F-TYPE Convertible last year, and while that car in both V6 S and V8 S flavours delivered some pretty divine open-top motoring that sought to define future Jaguar cars, we were anxious to get behind the wheel of a F-TYPE Coupe to see if the hard-top's added rigidity will translate to a substantially more capable car.

Quadruple tailpipes hint at the orchestra inside the engine bay

Exterior


If the F-TYPE Coupe was female, it would quite possibly take the crown of the most beautiful and vivacious woman of 2014.

Taking nothing away from the lovely F-TYPE Convertible, the coupe's plunging roofline - accentuated by the beautifully drawn rear glass - and flared hips offer a testosterone boost.


Thanks to a nifty piece of engineering work that makes the roof pillars structural, the F-TYPE Coupe also gets a beautiful unbroken profile.

Complemented by delicate and ravishing lines, this car is extremely capable of grabbing anyone's attention, be it rolling to a stop at the lights or cruising along the streets.

Massive 20-inch wheels sum up the overall sporty package

Measuring 4,470mm x 2,042mm x 1,321mm (L x W x H), the range-topping F-TYPE Coupe R here is 119mm wider and 13mm taller than its equivalent soft-top brethren.

The added dimensions allow the coupe to look more muscular and aggressive yet elegant at the same time, achieving more road presence than the convertible.
Also read our comparison article on:
Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe 2.0 vs Porsche 718 Cayman PDK 2.0
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Car Information

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Price

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Engine Type

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V8 Supercharged

Engine Cap

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5000cc

Horsepower

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405kW (543 bhp) / 6500 rpm

Torque

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680 Nm / 3500 rpm

Transmission

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8-speed (A) Quickshift

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

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4.2sec

Top Speed

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300km/h

Fuel consumption

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9 km/L

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