Jaguar PH launches F-Type Coupe

Check it out at Jaguar's BGC showroom
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Sep 25, 2014
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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Jaguar PH launches F-Type Coupe

Jaguar Philippines has launched the F-Type Coupe, nearly a year after the F-Type Convertible was launched in the country.

Like the roadster, the F-Type Coupe makes extensive use of aluminum, giving the car an "uncompromised design aesthetic while delivering the fundamental dynamic attributes of low mass and an extremely rigid body." This is said to make the F-Type Coupe the most torsionally rigid production car the British carmaker has ever built.

More than just a hardtop version of the F-Type Convertible, the F-Type Coupe is also available with a panoramic glass roof panel, which, bonded into the main roof structure, retains the same torsional rigidity as that of a model with an aluminum roof.

To keep the F-Type Coupe's roofline low and sleek while giving it the optimum amount of interior space, Jaguar utilized a high-strength, hydro-formed aluminum alloy beam that runs from the front of the A-pillar through to the back of the D-pillar, through the door opening line and back to the rear-quarter window. A rear spoiler resides within the tapered shut-line of the tailgate, which then rises and exerts 120kg worth of downforce when the F-Type Coupe reaches 110kph and then lowers when the speed drops below 80kph.

The F-Type Coupe is available with either a V6 or V8 engine. The F-Type S Coupe has a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that produces 380hp and enables the car to sprint to 100kph in 4.8 seconds before reaching its 275kph top speed. The F-Type R Coupe is powered by a 550hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8, can reach 100kph in 4.0 seconds, and has an electronically limited top speed of 300kph.

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Although Jaguar Philippines did not reveal the price tags of the F-Type Coupe, executive director Marc Soong told TopGear.com.ph that it "falls within the price range of the Porsche Cayman."

Interested buyers may check out the car at the Jaguar Lifestyle Center in Bonifacio Global City.

 


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