In case the 2014 Jaguar F-Type roadster is not quite shapely enough
for you, here is a glimpse of the upcoming coupe version. Caught lapping
the Nürburgring by our spy photographers, this coupe prototype looks
close to production-ready.
The last time we spied an F-Type coupe testing,
it was on public roads. The fact that Jaguar is now lapping this
prototype at the Nürburgring could suggest that engineers are putting
the final touches on the coupe’s handling prowess, especially given the
additional structural rigidity that comes with a fixed-roof compared to a
The 2014 Jaguar F-Type roadster went on sale in the U.S. this year
and starts at $69,895 for the model equipped with the 3.0-liter 340-hp
supercharged V-6. Other models include the F-Type S with a 380-hp
version of the 3.0-liter V-6, and the F-Type V-8 S with a 495-hp
5.0-liter V-8. All three engine options are paired with a ZF eight-speed
automatic. The coupe model should feature these same powertrains, and
even more powerful R and R-S versions are likely within the next year as
well. Although some have maligned the lack of a manual transmission in
this sports car, there is a distinct possibility that a row-your-own
option will be available in the future.
Look for the F-Type coupe to be officially released sometime in early 2014.