Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé Debut Scheduled for Tonight
Hold on to your hats, ladies and gents. The Los Angeles Auto Show is almost here. And tonight, on the eve of the first show in the season of American auto displays, Jaguar is hosting the all-new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé debut at a secret location but also publicly via a live stream online.
The magic happens tonight at 7:45 p.m. PST, so all you East Coasters better stock up on caffeine if you want to make it through. However, most technical details (like what this baby can actually do) haven’t yet been released—and won’t be until the actual Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé debut. They really know how to leave us hanging, eh?
So what do we know about the F-TYPE Coupé ahead of its unveiling? According to Jaguar, the all-new coupé is meant to be the embodiment of superlatives: the most performance-focused and the most dynamically capable Jaguar ever to make it into production. The coupé model, which is based on the C-X16 concept of September 2011’s Frankfurt Motor Show, will go on sale in spring of next year.
The newest Jaguar does have a sister model already in production: the F-TYPE Convertible, which made its debut at last year’s Frankfurt show. The F-TYPE Convertible is available in three models: the F-TYPE (340PS) and the F-TYPE S (380OS), both of which are powered by a V6; and the F-TYPE S (495PS), which is powered by a V8.
“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,” commented Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar. “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.”
You can check out a gallery of the new model below, ahead of the official Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé debut tonight. The photos were released by Jaguar and, to be fair, are really all just the same photo with slight body color variations and background color changes—but exciting nonetheless. Enjoy!
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