Start saving now: Jaguar F-Type hardtop coupe is on the way

Jaguar F-Type Coupe

What you see above are the patent filings by Jaguar for what appears to be an F-Type coupe.

Although we assumed something like this had to be in the works, we had immediately envisioned a shooting brake F-Type instead. Short of that, however, a raked rear-end coupe will do just fine.

The F-Type hardtop will undoubtedly feature the two engines that its drop-top brother feature: a supercharged 3.0 V6 or a supercharged 5.0 V8. Rumors have it, though, that the coupe version could receive an entry-level 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of 240 horsepower, according to German automotive website Auto Motor Und Sport.

Jaguar F-Type Coupe

While that sounds plausible, we wonder if it really is. When we spoke candidly with the Jaguar engineers at the F-Type launch in Spain, we grilled them on why they chose superchargers over turbos. The answer was simple: while superchargers draw some horsepower just to operate unlike turbos, the power delivery from superchargers is virtually immediate. For the engineers, a Jag sports car without immediate throttle response was unthinkable.

So could Jaguar have a turbo’d F-Type coupe? Sure. Do we think they will? Probably not. We’re hedging our bet on a supercharged inline four.

Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Regardless of forced induction systems, we now have a bigger worry on our minds: Which car will we lie in bed at night thinking of: the Coupe or the Convertible?

Tell us in comments: what would you rather have, the F-Type Coupe or Convertible?