Jaguar F-Type Coupe revealed – sort ofFri, 03 May 2013
But, as expected, Jaguar are heading full tilt towards a production F-Type Coupe that will follow the lines of the appealing CX-16, as evidenced by the patent image filings (above) acquired by Auto Motor und Sport.
The show an F-Type Coupe that delivers almost all of the style the CX-16 did – just as Land Rover managed when they turned the LRX in to the Range Rover Evoque – which will disappoint no one. In fact, the coupe – with its roof line flowing down from the A-pillar right to the tail – is better looking than the Roadster and more evocative of the E-Type.
Whether Jaguar will deliver the F-Type Coupe complete with side-opening hatch – just like the E-Type – we can’t tell from these drawings, but just about everything else seems to be in place for a potentially more hard-core F-Type, with an F-Type R – with the 550bhp or so the XJR, XFR-S and XKR-S get – a distinct possibility.
But what’s also a possibility is a new entry-level F-Type coupe with the 2.0 litre Si engine Land Rover use in the Evoque, and if the CX-16 is anything to go by we could also see the F-Type Coupe arriving with the option of a KERS hybrid version of the V6 S with an extra 93bhp on tap and performance almost as good as the V8 S, but with stellar mpg.
We could see the Jaguar F-Type Coupe arrive as soon as Frankfurt in September, but we may have to wait until Geneva 2014. But it looks like it will be worth the wait.
By Cars UK