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The Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe is finally a sports car for fair-skinned Anglophiles

2013 la auto show jaguar f type coupe finally sports car fair skinned anglophiles sneak peek

Do you live in a temperate rainforest? Or perhaps you’re balding or simply have skin sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays. Either way, the very exciting Jaguar F-TYPE – the first true sports car from perhaps the most iconic British automaker in 50 years – has been realistically out of your grasp. That is, until now.

Behold the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe…well, the teaser at least.

Set for global debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show and an on-sale date in spring 2014, the F-TYPE Coupe is perhaps the most exciting thing to hit the driveways of fair-skinned anglophiles in generations.

Based upon the uproarious F-TYPE wildcat that we drove in Spain back in the spring, the Coupe picks up where the Convertible left off with a gorgeous all-aluminum body that won the 2013 ‘World Car Design of the Year’ award.

“The excitement generated when we revealed the C-X16 concept was terrific; so to now be on the cusp of what I can assure you will be a drama-filled reveal event in Los Angeles for F-TYPE Coupe is a very significant moment,” said Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, in a prepared statement.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the F-TYPE Convertible, but for me the purity of creating a sports Coupe is a uniquely satisfying process – and I know that both visually and dynamically, F-TYPE Coupe raises the bar yet again.”

We won’t know full technical details and specs of the F-TYPE Coupe until November 19 at 7:30pm PST. We can only presume, however, the Coupe – like the convertible – will be offered in three models: F-TYPE, F-TYPE S, and F-TYPE V8S.

Two engines with three distinct horsepower outputs will power these models: a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 producing 335 horsepower will be bolted to the F-TYPE. The same 3.0 then makes 375 hp in the F-TYPE S. And at the top of the range, in the F-TYPE V8S, is a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 churning out 488 hp.

We simply cannot wait to see the final product in the flesh. Of all the exciting offerings coming to the LA Auto Show this year, we can easily say the F-TYPE Coupe will be one of our favorites.

News on the 2013 LA Auto Show is hitting the Internet every day. While we’ll be live on the show floor bringing you the latest, be sure to check our dedicated 2013 LA Auto Show page often for all the up-to-date info.

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