Monthly profile of upcoming cars from a luxury brand: this month, the Jaguar F-Type Coupe
Bestowed with the performance capabilities of a full-on race car, the Jaguar F-Type Coupe promises to deliver a perfect blend of speed and luxury. The coupe’s breathtaking design certainly puts it in an elite class of vehicles. Whether you are cruising along the beach strip or enjoying a day at the track, you can expect the Jaguar F-Type to provide hours of fun and entertainment. Let us take a look at what this sensational driving machine has to offer.
Engine & Transmission
The base version of the F-Type Coupe comes equipped with a supercharged 3.0-liter, V-6 engine. With a total output of 340 horsepower, the F-Type can easily race to 60 mph in about five seconds. Despite the car’s abundance of power, it still manages to maintain a fuel economy rating of 28 mph on the highway. All F-Type models come standard with a heavy-duty, eight-speed automatic gearbox.
If you desire a little more muscle under the hood, you can step up to the high-powered S muscle. While the S model uses the same engine as the base F-Type, Jaguar engineers were able to tune the engine to produce a whopping 40 more horsepower.
The king of the F-Type lineup is the blistering R model. Strapped with a supercharged V-8 engine, the R model is able to push out 550 horsepower. The tremendous thrust of the engine allows the F-Type Coupe to reach 60 mph in only four seconds.
The new F-Type Coupe has been engineered to offer outstanding handling on the road. Even the base model features a sports-tuned suspension system. While the performance of the base model is impressive, the S trim’s adaptive suspension system has the ability to automatically adjust itself according to the specific driving environment. The top-of-the-line R model also features a special Electronic Active Differential.
Active Exhaust System
An active exhaust system allows the F-Type to unleash an aggressive roar that causes every onlooker to stand and take notice. This racy exhaust note certainly helps to enhance the overall driving experience.
The Jaguar F-Type is loaded with a number of high-tech features. When not being used, the door handles actually retract to enhance the sleekness of the coupe. If desired, the F-Type can also be outfitted with a beautiful panoramic sunroof. Some of the other luxury appointments include a navigation system, premium audio system, a powered tailgate, and leather seats.