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LA Motor Show: Jaguar F-Type coupe to cost £7,000 less than convertible

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

JAGUAR’S stunning new F-Type coupe will cost from £51,235 when it goes on sale in the UK in the spring.

The hard-top version of a car that has already taken the motoring world by storm will add a second model variant to the line-up, aimed not just at owners of the Porsche Cayman and even the 911, but also at previous owners of Jaguar’s own XK.

Jaguar has used its media event at the Tokyo motor show to announce full pricing structures, with the entry-level F-Type coupe costing more than £7,000 less than the equivalent convertible.

The price gap is the same between the £60,235 F-Type S coupe and its soft-top counterpart, while there is just over £5,000 difference between the two versions of the range-topping F-Type R.

Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity said: “The F-TYPE R Coupé represents the pinnacle of Jaguar’s R Performance range – its power, performance and immediacy of response will reward the most enthusiastic of drivers while, most importantly, we’ve engineered the chassis to provide exploitable handling that inspires confidence. It’s precise, and it’s fast… a true driver’s car.”

Spring rates have been increased by 4.3% at the front and 3.7% at the rear compared to the convertible S model, making use of the extra stiffness provided by the fixed roof to make the coupe, Jaguar claims, even more dynamically acute than the open-top version.

The coupe also improves on the soft-top’s dismal luggage space. With no space allocated for the roof to retract into, the hard-top is a much more practical proposition.

By Press Association reporter