Jaguar is not messing around with the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe. It goes for the the throat with the F-Type R Coupe. This top-of-the-line R Coupe bypasses the 495 horsepower V8 from the F-Type Convertible V8S, and grabs the 550 HP supercharged 5.0-liter V8 from the XFR-S and XKR-S. It also clears some of the alphabet soup. The R Coupe is supposed to dispatch 0-60 mph sprints in 4.0 seconds, reach a top speed of 186 mph, and start at $99,000. (Food for thought: the F-Type R Coupe will be around 350 lbs lighter than the XKR-S Coupe).
What if you cannot afford a six figure price tag for the R? There is some great news. The supercharged 3.0-liter V6 powered coupes will start at a $4,000 discount compared to their topless counterparts: $65,000 for the base Coupe and $77,000 for the S Coupe. Power outputs and 0-60 mph acceleration times for the V6 Coupes are identical to the Convertibles. Although, the coupes are said to be stiffer, their curb weights are not listed in the press release. You would think they should be lighter than the Convertibles, and this – of course – would make them better track-day tools.
Could this Jaguar Coupe lineup possibly be the best GT / Sports coupe on the market today?
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Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.