Jaguar F-Type Coupé is finally out with a bang; or a throaty vroom that would still be reverberating in and around Raleigh Studios at Los Angeles. Keeping with the dynamic and performance-focused character of the car, Jaguar unveiled the new 550 PS F-TYPE R Coupé by accelerating it into the grandstand with the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 at full song. It was as dramatic as it could be without killing the invited guests. And it being Los Angeles nobody was expecting anything subdued.

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This new F-Type ‘R’ Coupé delivers 542hp/680Nm of punch and is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in a heart pounding 4.0-seconds. To keep it from flying off and landing on the moon the top speed has been electronically limited to 300 km/h.

The F-Type Coupé line-up comprises of the F-Type ‘S’ Coupé and the F-Type Coupé models. Both these models come equipped with equally willing, if not as powerful, 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engines. The ‘S’ Coupé does the 100 in 4.8 seconds and the smallest sibling does it in 5.1 seconds. Both these cats have a top speed of 275 km/h and 260 km/h respectively.

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The Jag’s full manual eight-speed close-ratio Quickshift transmission has been optimized for sporty performance and comes equipped with a SportShift selector or steering wheel-mounted paddles.

To rein in all those crazy horses, one has the option of prepping his F-Type ‘S’ and ‘R’ with Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system that features 398/380mm discs at the front and the rear.

The lightweight yet extremely strong all-aluminium body is a gem to look at and one could well-neigh run out of adjectives to describe the finish and the seductive curves on the car. The new Jag carries forward the finesse of the award-winning F-TYPE Convertible model line-up and design vision of the stunning Jaguar C-X16 concept sports coupé, which was showcased at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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The looks, the poise, the go…Jaguar-Land Rover has definitely succeeded in creating something immortal, even in the longer lifespan of things metallic. The new F-Type Coupé will be around and remain very much desirable for a very-very long time period indeed.

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– by Sufi


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