Spyshots: Jaguar F-Type Coupe Getting Ready for 2014 Launch

2014 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 11 photos
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Show this heavily camouflaged picture to any 10-year old kid and he will tell you it's a Jaguar. That's because the F-Type is probably the first really cool Jag in a very long time.
The XF is a car for rich accountants, the XJ one for a prime minster, this is what everybody likes and wants. It took them a very long time to put it into production, maybe longer than it should have, but it's hear, and we've already enjoyed the F-Type.

It was built to rival the Porsche 911, yet unlike the 911 it was offered first as a roadster. Jaguar did the same with the E-Type back in the day and with the XK more recently. It's their way, but we would rather have a roof over our heads.

Reports suggest the F-Type Coupe will be revealed just at the right time, early next year, most like at January's Detroit Auto Show.

This isn't simply a transformation from soft-top to hard-top. It's more than that. The F-Type will become stiffer, sportier and lighter. That's not all though. Rumors suggest an F-Type R-S is on the way, powered by the 550 PS version of the supercharged V8. Indeed, this test prototype appears to be sportier, with gold brake calipers indicative of carbon ceramic discs being used.

The ultimate Jag will be a bit overpowered and too expensive in our opinion, which is why the 380 PS V6 with sports exhaust option is where we'd put our money.

As far as spying the car out in the open, the F-Type Coupe really has no secrets. It's just got to be a better version of itself, maybe correct some of its uncontrollable tendencies.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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