Jaguar F-Type Coupe review

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9 May 2017 07:27 | Last updated: 23 Aug 2018 11:49

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Even though it’s no longer the new kid on the block, the Jaguar F-Type Coupé is still a stunner.

We suspect that for some people the mere sight of it will be temptation enough, but is the dynamic package underneath that striking bodywork good enough to justify making a purchase?

There are certainly plenty of engine options, ranging from a 296bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit right up to a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with – wait for it – 567bhp.

Most F-Types have rear-wheel drive, although four-wheel drive is optional on the fastest V6 model and standard on the V8 versions.

This vast range of powerplants and the resulting pricing strategy mean the F-Type Coupé has an array of rivals; everything from the Porsche 718 Cayman to the Audi TT RS to the Porsche 911 Coupé. In fact, the F-Type SVR encroaches into territory occupied by the McLaren 540C.

So, with such exultant competition, you need to know how the F-Type Coupé matches up, how much it’ll cost to own, what’s it like to drive and which version is best. Read on and we’ll tell you everything.

Don't forget to check out our F-Type Convertible review if you like the sound of a drop-top instead.

 

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This entry-level trim comes with xenon headlights, single-zone climate control, satellite-navigation, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, part-electric seats and rear parking sensors as standard. That’s a reas...View trim
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R-Dynamic adds a switchable sports exhaust, gloss black design pack, 19in wheels, LED headlights and aluminium trim inside. Opt for the V6 380 and the wheels are upped to 20in, there’s a limited sl...View trim
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