The purity of the C-X16 concept has been retained without compromise; the F-Type Coupé's long bonnet, low roofline and tapering cabin inspire me every time I see it." Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.
Let's talk sketching. Jaguar says the design of the Coupe is defined by three key 'heartlines', that visual message beginning with the grille.
"It is from the twin 'shark gill' openings that sit either side of the grille that the essential first heartline - which mirrors the design of the F-Type Convertible - flows and begins to take shape. Running up through the headlamp, and accentuated by the LED 'J blade' daylight running lamps, the line then arcs up over the front wheelarch before dropping elegantly as it runs through the door, washing out into the muscular rear haunch.
The Coupé's second heartline, also shared with the Convertible, begins at the rear edge of the door, swelling outwards and upwards to create a visually strong wheelarch, emphasizing the car's rear-wheel drive layout, before dropping vertically through the tail lamp.
The third heartline forms the Coupé's dramatic, cabin-rearward, sweeping roof profile. Providing an unbroken silhouette, it highlights the visual drama of the tapered cabin nestled between the powerful rear haunches. The distinctive side window graphic, finished as standard in bright aluminum, accentuates both the compactness of the car and the roof profile."