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Jaguar F-Type coupe revealed in patent images

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.
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The images – accessed by German enthusiast website Auto Motor und Sport – are believed to show the F-Type coupe in near-production form.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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