The Jaguar F-Type coupe has been revealed in a series of patent images, giving us our best look yet at how it will look when it reaches showrooms in the near future.
The images – accessed by German enthusiast website Auto Motor und Sport – are believed to show the F-Type coupe in near-production form.
The Jaguar F-Type coupe represents a subtle evolution of the C-X16 concept that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, and mirrors the final design of the F-Type roadster – the international launch of which is taking place this week in Spain.
The F-Type coupe retains the classic sports car lines of the roadster, and is arguably even more elegant thanks to its roofline that flows seamlessly from the top of the A-pillars to the tip of the tailgate.
The roof tapers inwards at the rear, emphasising the coupe’s haunches and adding extra muscularity to its design.
There’s no indication yet if the rear glass will be side-hinged as in the C-X16 concept or attached more conventionally.
Quad tailpipes suggest the vehicle in the patent images is the flagship Jaguar F-Type V8 S, which is powered by a 364kW/625Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8. The 250kW/450Nm F-Type V6 and 280kW/460Nm F-Type V6 S will sit below it in the line-up as in the roadster range, while Auto Motor und Sport believes a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine will also be added at the entry end of the line-up.
The Jaguar F-Type coupe is expected to join the roadster in the iconic British brand’s new-generation sports car range from 2014, potentially undercutting the soft-top’s $139,000 starting price.