Jag F-Type Coupe Super Bowl Ad

I don’t want to turn this site into a bunch of Super Bowl ads, but Jaguar sent me a nice email pointing this one out, and given it’s very British flavo(u)r and the awesome sound of the Jag engine, it was just too much to ignore. Turning the volume up would be a good option

Jaguar F-Type Coupe Released

Jag F-Type Coupe RAnd the big surprise right out of the gate (given we all knew it was going to look absolutely drop dead gorgeous) is that Jaguar have the good sense to release the R model up front with the expected V6 and V8 S versions. There’s going to be more pics and details released this week at the auto show (not just the bits and pieces that came out last night for the VIP party release), but the important things to note are – released for sale in the US in Spring 2014, and watch this video (preferably with the sound turned way up).

Jag F Type Coupe Rear

Update:
And now we have the full press release, with the important details being prices 🙂 Porsche is going to be fretting a little given the reviews the new 911 has been getting and this model coming right inbetween prices for that and the Cayman S (with the necessary option boxes ticked)

F-TYPE Coupe $65,000
F-TYPE S Coupe $77,000
F-TYPE R Coupe $99,000

At a glance details from Jaguar:

  • Originally penned as the C-X16 concept car by Ian Callum, the F-TYPE Coupe brings that concept car design to reality
  • The new F-TYPE Coupe model line-up is headlined by the F-TYPE R Coupe, with a 550hp 5-liter supercharged V8 engine, enabling acceleration from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph (limited)2
  • The F-TYPE Coupe is built on a rigid bonded and riveted all-aluminum platform
  • Second-generation Electronic Active Differential3and All-new Torque Vectoring system3 to deliver enhanced agility and handling at the limit
  • V6-powered models complete the range, powered by 380hp and 340hp 3-liter supercharged V6 engines, giving 0-60 mph2in 4.8/5.1 seconds and top speeds of 171 and 161 mph respectively
  • An optional Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system – featuring 398/380mm (15.7/15-inch) discs front/rear will be available after introduction
  • ZF Eight-speed ‘Quickshift’ transmission with full manual sequential control via steering wheel-mounted paddles or the central
  • SportShift lever
  • The F-TYPE Coupe has ample trunk space – easily accommodating two sets of golf clubs – with an available power assisted tailgate
  • The F-TYPE Coupe complements the “2013 World Car Design of the Year” winner, the F-TYPE Convertible
  • The F-TYPE Coupe range adds to the existing three-car F-TYPE Convertible model line-up; the V6-engined F-TYPE (340hp) and F-TYPE S (380hp), and the F-TYPE V8 S (495hp), which launched last year

Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Jaguar F Type Coupe Almost announced, or more correctly put, the announcement of the announcement has been released. But it’s going to be pretty good looking I imagine, and combined with the decent reviews the convertible has had, is probably one of the most anticipated releases of 2014.

“The Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe will make its global debut on November 19 at a Los Angeles VIP customer and media event, the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show, and on the show floor on November 20 at the Los Angeles and Tokyo Motor Shows.

The all-aluminum F-TYPE Coupe range will deliver in production form the uncompromised design vision of the Jaguar C-X16 concept, and will complement the existing F-TYPE Convertible, winner of the 2013 ‘World Car Design of the Year’ award. The F-TYPE Coupe will go on sale in North America in spring 2014.”

Lana Del Rey Music Video or a Jag F-Type Ad?

I’m not sure, but I don’t think I care too much. Either way it’s a goodie

Jaguar F-Type – First Review (kind of)

So the first couple of Jaguars are out in the wild, and if you didn’t hear the rumblings and grumblings last week on Twitter from various car journalists, they’re not allowed to drive it. But they are allowed to sit in the passenger seat while a Jaguar paid professional gives them a blast around the British countryside. I guess they’re still fine tuning everything before the official versions go out, so this is a way to keep the excitement going while that happens. Or something. Jag F-Type Road

So the nice guys over at Top Gear have their first “review” from the non-steering wheel side. As you can imagine, it’s tough to get a really good feel for how the thing drives without being in control of the bits that make it steer, stop and go, but the summary is it’s a little harder core than they were expecting (in a good way). Hop over and check it out for yourself.

Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar have officially launched the much anticipated F Type – their little 2 seater convertible sports car. It comes in 3 engine flavors – 3 litre Supercharged V6 (first seen in I think in the recent update to the Jag XJ over in the UK if I’m not mistaken – it got great reviews) in both 340 and 380 bhp tune, and a supercharged V8 pushing out 495 bhp. Pricing in the US (without any options) are $69k, $81k and $92k respectively. That puts it into some pretty high territory, and looks like it might price it significantly above the new Porsche Boxster base prices – of course, things can change dramatically depending on which option boxes you check. Latest reports are that it will be available next summer (2013) as a 2014 model, so get yourself down to your Jag dealer quickly if you fancy one.

 

Cars I Dream of Owning – Jaguar XJR

There are some cars that have occupied my thoughts for many years. Some are obvious (Ferrari anything, Porsche 911 GT3 etc), and some not quite so much. This one is probably in the second category given I’ve never actually owned any sort of large car before (current M3 is probably the biggest I’ve had). But, there was something about this supercharged V8 that was light enough to still handle that got my imagination. And being an ex-pat, it’s almost compulsory for me to dream wistfully of the good old jags from my youth, obviously encased in British Racing Green and driven by either Morse or Arthur DailyThe other draw to this car is it’s probably the last true old school looking Jag. Now they’ve gone all futuristic on us (and not complaining – glad they finally got the balls to make some big changes, and having been treated to one of the Jag driving events they all drive well), there’s isn’t much chance of something looking quite so stately and classically understated again. Rumor has it the build quality on the later versions was pretty impressive as well, although it’s a Jag and I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, so I find that hard to comprehend. Maybe one day I’ll treat myself to a little car russian roulette for a summer, and see if I can pick one up on the cheap for a couple of months of driving pleasure. Stay tuned.

Jaguar F Type Release at Paris Motor Show

Looks like the price might push it about the Boxster S, which could be a tough sell? But her, first Jag two seater convertible since the E-Type.