The long-awaited and far from unexpected Jaguar F-Type Coupe will make its global debut on at a Los Angeles VIP customer and media event on 19 November. It’s the day before the Los Angeles Auto Show, where it will take centre stage on the Jaguar stand. It will also be displayed concurrently at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The all-aluminum F-Type Coupe range echoes the gorgeous styling premiered in the C-X16 concept (below) first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011. Although launched after the F-Type convertible, both cars were developed side-by-side, with plenty of bespoke engineering in both versions. The teaser image confirmed that the car will have an XJ-style glass roof panel – at least in the top versions.
The car promises to be a faster, more focused drive than the Convertible version, thanks to its lighter and more rigid body. Engine line-up is expected to be the same, too, with a supercharged line-up of V6 and V8 engines.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said, ‘The excitement generated when we revealed the C-X16 concept was terrific; so to now be on the cusp of what I can assure you will be a drama-filled reveal event in Los Angeles for F-Type Coupe is a very significant moment.
‘We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the F-Type Convertible, but for me the purity of creating a sports Coupe is a uniquely satisfying process – and I know that both visually and dynamically, F-Type Coupe raises the bar yet again.’
The F-Type Coupe promises to will deliver in production form the uncompromised design vision of the Jaguar C-X16 Concept and will complement the existing Convertible, winner of the 2013 ‘World Car Design of the Year’ award. The Coupe will go on sale in early 2014.