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Jaguar F-Type Coupe to bow at LA Auto Show

Tue, 05 Nov 2013

One of the most fevered rumors in automobildom will be all but confirmed at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, when the Jaguar F-Type Coupe makes its debut.

Remember that the Jaguar C-X16 concept first showed itself in LA back in 2011, and we rather liked that car. The F-Type Coupe, in all of its production-ready glory, will look achingly similar to that concept. "The excitement generated when we revealed the C-X16 concept was terrific," said designer Ian Callum, and while he was "overwhelmed" by the positive response of the convertible, "the purity of creating a coupe is a uniquely satisfying process."

Of the F-Type convertible, we said that driving it imparts "that pure, unadulterated feeling of satisfaction with everything you've just experienced, and everything you've done at this juncture in life in order to experience it." Road test editor Jonathan Wong put it more succinctly, saying, " I would love to see an F-Type coupe that would be lighter without all the associated power roof items. That would really cook."

He'll be keeping his eyes open when the F-Type Coupe bows on November 19th. We imagine that we'll still get an earful, even with a roof over our heads.

About the LA Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show has long served as a spotlight for "green" cars, and a popular place to unveil new hybrid and electric vehicles. We'll have photos, video and complete coverage of all the manufacturer reveals and top news from this year's LA Auto Show right here, so check back often.

By Blake Z. Rong