We reported in detail when Jaguar revealed the new F-Type at Paris in late September 2012. The new Jaguar F-Type resurrected company’s heartland: a two-seater, convertible sports car focused on delivering performance, agility and driving pleasure (remember the E-Type?). We also reported when we got to know that the new Jaguar F Type is headed to India and will be launched in July.
It has now emerged that the British carmaker also plans to soon launch the F-Type coupe variant. Seen here are a few patent leaks of the upcoming body style.
The Jaguar F Type, which is currently available only in convertible body variant, has won many accolades from various publications and experts. The Jaguar F-Type was recently declared as the 2013 World Car Design of the Year. Commenting on this achievement, Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said: ”No design project has given me greater pleasure than the creation of the F-TYPE. It’s a project I’ve looked forward to from the moment I joined Jaguar, and it’s one that’s given my team and I great satisfaction. The F-TYPE is a sports car that is true to Jaguar’s design values – beauty of line and purity of form – and I’m honoured that the World Car of the Year jury has recognised our work with this award.”
The F-Type is powered by a set of petrol engines that will also power the upcoming coupe variant. The V6 engine that powers the Jaguar F-Type V6 S displaces 3.0 litres and is forced fed by a supercharger. The engine has a max power output of 380PS. The F-Type V6 S has an electronically limited top whack of 275 kmph. The Jaguar F Type V8 S is powered by a 5.0 litre V8 supercharged engine that has a max power of 495PS. The more powerful variant has a top whack of 300 kmph. Both the engines come coupled with an 8-speed automatic gearbox that transmits power to the rear wheels.
Also on the anvil is a 2 litre turbocharged petrol engine that will be the entry level engine option. The 4 pot motor will have a max power of 240 Bhp. The F-Type coupe takes design inspiration from the Jaguar C-X16 concept.