All-New Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé Revealed at High-Speed During Exclusive Los Angeles VIP Event
◾The all-new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé range, led by the high-performance F-TYPE R Coupé model, has made its global dynamic debut at an exclusive VIP media and consumer event on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show
◾The reveal event drew a top entertainment and auto enthusiast crowd 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
◾The new three-model F-TYPE Coupé range is headlined by theF-TYPE R Coupé, its 550PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine enabling acceleration from 0-60 mph in 4.0-seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph (limited)
◾The F-TYPE Coupé range complements the '2013 World Car Design of the Year' award-winning F-TYPE Convertible
◾The F-TYPE Coupé will go on sale from the spring of 2014
This evening saw the global dynamic debut of the new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé range, including the surprise reveal of the range-topping 550PS F-TYPE R Coupé, 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 Coupé 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 coupé.
The celebration was led by Jaguar's Director of Design, Ian Callum, who said: 'Creating a sports coupé 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 Coupé, I believe we've got it right.
'The dramatic debut of the 550PS F-TYPE R Coupé in Los Angeles this evening - possibly the most dynamic reveal of a car ever - underlines its performance credentials.'
The all-aluminium Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé model line-up is headlined by the F-TYPE R Coupé, 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 Coupé and F-TYPE Coupé 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 Coupé 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).
Source - Jaguar
Engine : 3.0 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 340 hp
Torque: 332 ft-lbs
Engine : 3.0 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 380 hp
Torque: 339 ft-lbs
Engine : 5.0 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 495 hp
Torque: 460 ft-lbs
The F-TYPE Coupé will go on sale in spring of 2014.
F-TYPE Coupé to Make Dynamic Debut in Los Angeles
The Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé - the most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever - will make its global debut on 19 November, the eve of the Los Angeles auto show.
The all-aluminium F-TYPE Coupé range will deliver in production form the uncompromised design vision of the acclaimed C-X16 concept, and will complement the existing 2013 'World Car Design of the Year' award-winning F-TYPE Convertible range.
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 Coupé is a very significant moment.
'We've been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to F-TYPE Convertible, but for me the purity of creating a sports Coupé is a uniquely satisfying process - and I know that both visually and dynamically, F-TYPE Coupé raises the bar yet again.'
◾F-TYPE Coupé will go on sale from spring 2014.
◾The F-TYPE Coupé dynamic reveal event will begin at a secret Los Angeles location at c.19:00 PST on 19 November (c.03:00 GMT 20th November).
View the live webcast here: Jaguar LA live broadcast
◾F-TYPE Coupé will be presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 20 November, the Jaguar Land Rover press conference begins at 10:00 PST.
◾F-TYPE Coupé will be presented at the Tokyo Motor Show on 20 November, the Jaguar Land Rover press conference begins 12:15 JST.
◾The Jaguar C-X16 concept made its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2011.
◾The F-TYPE Convertible range was unveiled at the Paris auto show in September 2012 and consists of three models, the V6-powered F-TYPE (340PS) and F-TYPE S (380PS), and the 495PS F-TYPE V8 S.
◾The new F-TYPE Coupé is the most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever
◾The model line-up is headlined by the F-TYPE R Coupé, its 550PS/680Nm 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine enabling acceleration from 0-60mph in 4.0-seconds, and a top speed of 186mph (limited)
◾The F-TYPE R Coupé features Jaguar's second-generation Electronic Active Differential which works in parallel with a new Torque Vectoring by braking system to deliver enhanced agility and exploitable handling at the limit
◾F-TYPE Coupé builds on Jaguar's industry-leading expertise in aluminium delivering torsional rigidity of 33,000 Nm/degree - it is the most torsionally rigid production Jaguar ever
◾The all-aluminium F-TYPE Coupé embodies the uncompromised design vision of the award-winning C-X16 concept
◾F-TYPE S Coupé and F-TYPE Coupé 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
◾A Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system - featuring 398/380mm discs front/rear - is optional on both F-TYPE R and F-TYPE S Coupé models
◾All engines drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed 'Quickshift' transmission with full manual sequential control via steering wheel-mounted paddles or the central SportShift lever
◾The F-TYPE Coupé has up to 407-litres of boot space - easily accommodating two sets of golf clubs - the tailgate being available with power assisted opening
◾The F-TYPE Coupé range complements the existing 2013 'World Car Design of the Year' award-winning F-TYPE Convertible model line-up of F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and F-TYPE V8 S SÚMMARY
The all-aluminium F-TYPE Coupé - the most dynamically capable, performance-focused sports car that Jaguar has ever produced - is available in three versions:
F-TYPE R, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE.
The range-topping F-TYPE R Coupé is powered by Jaguar's 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine in 550PS/680Nm tune, delivering acceleration to 60mph in 4.0-seconds, and a top speed of 186mph (electronically limited).
The F-TYPE S Coupé and F-TYPE Coupé are powered by Jaguar's 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engines in 380PS/460Nm and 340PS/450Nm forms respectively, giving 0-60mph in 4.8/5.1-seconds and top speeds of 171/161mph.
The F-TYPE Coupé embodies the uncompromised design vision of the stunning Jaguar C-X16 concept sports coupé that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, its dramatic cabin-rearward stance being defined by three heartlines. The first two heartlines - shared with F-TYPE Convertible - form the muscular front and rear wings, the third heartline being the sweeping Coupé roof profile which provides an unbroken silhouette while emphasising the visual drama of the tapered cabin sitting between powerful rear haunches.
Jaguar's expertise in aluminium technology has enabled the design vision for the F-TYPE Coupé to be delivered in a lightweight yet extremely strong bodyshell. Torsional rigidity for all F-TYPE Coupé variants is 33,000 Nm/degree - greater than in any previous production Jaguar - this rigidity providing the basis for excellent dynamic attributes.
The F-TYPE Coupé's body side is made from a single piece aluminium pressing, probably the most extreme cold-formed aluminium body side in the automotive industry, eliminating the requirement for multiple panels and cosmetic joints. The roof panel itself is available in either aluminium or panoramic glass form. A deployable rear spoiler sits within the tapered shut-line of the F-TYPE Coupé, while slim, wrap-around LED lamps flank a beautifully engineered tailgate, with optional powered open/close functionality.
To deliver assured, progressive handling in line with its 550PS output, the range-topping F-TYPE R Coupé features a bespoke suspension set-up and new dynamic technologies. These include a second-generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD) and - for the first time on a Jaguar - Torque Vectoring by braking, these systems working in parallel to provide immediacy of response and exploitable handling. The EAD system automatically redistributes engine torque between the rear wheels to ensure excellent on-the-limit control, while Torque Vectoring by braking intelligently applies precisely metered braking force to the inner wheels as necessary during cornering to enhance agility. Sports suspension with Adaptive Dynamics damping and Configurable Dynamic Mode further enhance the F-TYPE R's immediacy of response, providing an exhilarating and involving driving experience.
F-TYPE R and F-TYPE S Coupé models also have the option of Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes which offer absolute consistency of performance and excellent fade resistance, as well as a total unsprung-weight saving of 21kg.
Every F-TYPE Coupé model utilises Jaguar's eight-speed close-ratio Quickshift transmission which is optimised for sporting performance, with full manual sequential control from the central SportShift selector or steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The F-TYPE Coupé range complements the existing three-car F-TYPE Convertible model line-up; the V6-engined F-TYPE (340PS) and F-TYPE S (380PS), and the 495PS F-TYPE V8 S.
'With F-TYPE Coupé, the Jaguar engineering team has exceeded our considerable target of building a car that delivers even more driver reward than the acclaimed F-TYPE Convertible. Engineering an exceptionally rigid all-aluminium Coupé body structure was the key to achieving this, as it's the fundamental basis for enhanced dynamic attributes. The result is that the F-TYPE Coupé is the most dynamically capable and involving Jaguar we've ever built.'Source - Jaguar