Spied - The Jaguar F-Type Coupe is the hardtop version coming your way next year

09/07/2013 - 12:11 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Globally, Jaguar has already started testing the Jaguar F-Type Coupe (or the hardtop version) and we have seen spy images of the sports coupe being tested around the Nurburgring and various places across Europe.

Jaguar F-Type Coupe Spied in US front

These images were clicked by Jalopnik readers Richard and John in Midtown Manhattan. That's right, Jag is testing the F-Type coupe in New York currently!

The version spotted testing here seems to be the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 S. You can distinguish a V8 from a V6 by taking a look at the exhausts: Where the two V6s feature a centrally mounted dual exhaust, the V8 has a quad exhaust with twin pipes on either side.

And as a result, the F-Type coupe would share the three engine options as its convertible sibling: a base V6 with 340PS of power, a mid level V6 S with 380PS and a top-end V8 S with 495PS.

Jaguar F-Type Coupe Spied in US

What can we expect from the F-Type coupe? Well for a start, the hardtop thanks to its increased rigidity (as there is a proper roof) may handle better than the convertible. Not to mention that it could be a bit lighter as Jaguar needn't use any strength enhancing bits in the monocoque. So can we expect a lower price then?

The F-Type coupe will go on sale sometime next year. Meanwhile, the Jaguar F-Type convertible was launched in India only yesterday.

[Image credits - Jalopnik]

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