Jaguar debut of the new F-TYPE Coupe range, including the surprise reveal of the range-topping 550PS F-TYPE R Coupe, in a dramatic high-speed event.
Jaguar celebrated its innovation in design and technology with a highly theatrical and dramatic reveal at Raleigh Studios in Playa Vista, California. The first glimpse the assembled media, celebrities and customers at the exclusive event saw of F-TYPE R Coupe was of it accelerating towards them before it passed under their grandstand at full throttle.
The evening captured the hearts of British and international fans of the brand, including Simon Cowell, Miranda Kerr, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Manganiello, Kelly Osbourne, David Gandy, Yasmin Mills, Jodie Kidd, singer-songwriter Andra Day and, host of CarCast, Adam Carolla, as they celebrated Jaguar’s heritage and the arrival of its all-new sports coupe.
The celebration was led by Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum, who said: “Creating a sports coupe is the purest of design tasks and also the most challenging; get it right and aesthetically the result will be as dynamic as the car should be rewarding to drive. In F-TYPE Coupe, I believe we’ve got it right.”
The all-aluminium Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe model line-up is headlined by the F-TYPE R Coupe, its 550PS/680Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine enabling acceleration from 0-60mph in 4.0-seconds, and a top speed of 186mph (limited). F-TYPE S Coupe and F-TYPE Coupe models complete the range, powered respectively by 380PS and 340PS versions of Jaguar’s 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine, giving 0-60mph in 4.8/5.1-seconds and top speeds of 171/161mph.
The F-TYPE Coupe range complements the existing 2013 ‘World Car Design of the Year’ award-winning F-TYPE Convertible model line-up of V6-engined F-TYPE (340PS) and F-TYPE S (380PS), and the F-TYPE V8 S (495PS).