Jaguar's new F-TYPE Coupe makes its Australian debut this week, following the new hardtop’s Los Angeles unveiling in November last year.
Joining the Roadster that hit Australia last July, the Coupe kicks off from $119,430 - cutting the cost of entry into the F-TYPE club by nearly $20,000.
The range opens with the 250kW supercharged V6 Coupe, followed by the more powerful 280kW V6 S Coupe at $152,300 and the range-topping 404kW 5.0 litre V8 R Coupe.
That flagship model is also the most powerful option across the entire F-TYPE range, with the top roadster - the V8 S - producing ‘only’ 365kW.
Of course, as a significantly more powerful option, the V8 R is now also the most expensive model in the line-up, priced at $219,600 - compared to $201,945 for the V8 S Roadster.
Jaguar claims a 5.3 second 0-100km/h time for the entry Coupe model, while the V6 S cuts that run to 4.9 seconds. Top speeds are listed at 260 and 275km/h respectively.
Climb into the hero V8 R, however, and Jaguar says you’ll hit 100km/h in a much sharper 4.2 seconds.
The R model also claims a rapid 80-120km/h time of just 2.4 seconds, on its way to a 300km/h top speed.
Standard features with the F-TYPE Coupe include bi-xenon headlights and LED tail-lights, auto wipers and lights, heated and folding door mirrors, a retractable rear wing, cruise control with speed limiter, keyless entry and start, and powered front seats.
There's also an eight-inch colour display with sat-nav and bluetooth audio/phone connectivity, a 380W Meridian sound system and a five-inch display in the instrument cluster.
There's also a space-saver spare wheel and a tyre repair kit.
The base V6 get twin centre-mounted exhaust tips, an open diff and the 'Performance Braking System', while the V6 S gets an upgrade to a limited-slip differential and the 'High Performanc Braking' system.
V8 variants get twin corner pipes, an active electronic differential and the 'Super Performance Braking System' with red calipers.
Standard rolling stock with the entry V6 is 18-inch rims, while the V6 S gets 19-inch rims.
The R models upgrade to 20-inch wheels and also get a unique suspension tune and torque vectoring, an active exhaust with selectable modes, and raised bonnet vents.
Options include digital radio ($600), tyre pressure monitoring ($750), powered tailgate ($1100), blind-spot monitoring and closing vehicle sensing ($1500), digital TV ($1500), panoramic glass sunroof ($2000), 770W Meridian sound ($6900) and carbon-ceramic brakes with yellow calipers, new-design 20-inch alloys and stainless steel pedal covers ($17,360).
Watch for TMR's F-TYPE Coupe review this week.
PRICING (excludes on-road costs)
- F-TYPE Coupe - $119,430
- F-TYPE Coupe S - $151,830
- F-TYPE Coupe R - $219,130