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Jaguar F-Type Coupe Unveiled at L.A. Auto Show

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As promised, Jaguar took the wraps off the coupe version of its sensational F-Type at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. And if you thought it’s just a normal F-Type with a solid roof, think again. Dynamically, Jaguar F-Type Coupe is in a class of its own; especially as it comes with an R model.

That’s right. Jaguar is also introducing the F-Type R in L.A. with the coupe version. The specs of this hard-core mode are similar to that of the Concept 7 revealed earlier in the year, boasting a 550 PS version of the 5.0 liter supercharged V8 engine in the F-Type S.

The trim levels are a bit different in the F-Type Coupe, as the F-Type Coupe and F-Type S Coupe both get the supercharged V6 engine – with 340 PS and 380 PS respectively – while the only V8 is offered in the R version, which goes from 0 to 60mph in 4.0-seconds, and reaches a top speed of 186mph (limited).

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is not just about raw power, as it also gets a bespoke suspension system with Adaptive Dynamics damping and Configurable Dynamic Mode, second-generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD), and Torque Vectoring by braking. All these will make the R more manageable on the limit, but we have sneaking suspicion they will also take away from the excitement of driving it, giving it a more artificial feel. All F-Type Coupe models feature the eight-speed close-ratio Quickshift transmission which is optimised for sporting performance.

Design-wise, the F-Type Coupe is pretty much identical to the C-X16 concept, and apart from the solid roof, it is also similar to the F-Type Roadster. Advantages of the Coupe include an ample trunk space, easily accommodating two sets of golf clubs, and a power tailgate. And maybe it’s just us, but the Coupe somehow looks sexier than the drop-top version.

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