Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Review

By Amithash Bhatt   |  July 26, 2013


The F -Type Coupe is a much talked about car globally and it surely has a valid reason to enjoy this publicity. After all, it is Jaguar's fastest ever production car and it debuted with many advanced technologies and features. The car has been crafted to be an entertainer in terms of ride and handling. Which qualities make this car so capable? Let's check it out.

Powertrain & Performance

Jaguar produces this car in three versions namely, the F-Type coupe, F -Type coupe S and the F-Type coupe R. The F-Type coupe R is the one which is provided with a 5.0 litre, all aluminium, supercharged V8 petrol engine. The highest power and torque burst of this engine is 542 bhp and 680 Nm respectively. It surely won't astonish you to know that the car does 0-100 kph in just 4 seconds. The car comes with an 'electronically controlled' top speed of 299 kph. The F- Type coupe and F-Type Coupe S are powered by two relatively smaller, supercharged V6 petrol engines which, by no means, are sluggish. The power and torque output of 335 bhp and 450 Nm powers the F-Type coupe through its rear wheels and enables this car to reach a top speed of 260 kph. It hits the mark of 100 kph from standstill in 5.1 seconds. The F-Type coupe S is slightly faster than standard F-Type thanks to its additional 30 bhp power and 10 Nm torque output. It does 0-100 kph in 4.8 seconds and achieves a higher electronically controlled top speed of 275 kph. All three versions come standard with dynamic mode, Eco start/stop function and 8-speed Quickshift transmission. However, they have different gear ratios which respond differently to different power outputs. The power can also be enjoyed in manual mode by shifting paddles on steering wheel.

Build & Styling

The F-Type coupe is inspired from the styling of C-X16 concept sport scar coupe and looks different from any other Jaguar car. The one piece aluminium structure was surely developed to make it a fun car to drive but it's been also crafted beautifully to attract your attention. The aggressive and distinctive front, sloping roofline and compact rear treatment makes this car look magnificent. The twin shark gill openings in its front bumper on both sides looks dynamic and gives it a sporty look along with those sharp headlights with typical J-shaped daytime running LED lights. The muscular wheel arches, 20 inches wheels and missing B-pillar makes it look aerodynamic from either side. The sharp spoiler at the back, LED tail lights and low slung profile also adds to its charisma. Inside, you will notice a panoramic sunroof, premium leather interiors with optional stitching colours and leather work. It also has a boot capacity of 407 litres. The F-type coupe is also available with a globally recognized audio system by Meridian with 10 or 12 speakers and with outputs of 380 watts and 770 watts respectively. Some of the safety features included are Brake Assist, EBD and ABS, Assisted parking, reverse camera, front and side airbags and pedestrian contact sensing system. The F-Type coupe R also becomes the first Jaguar to be equipped with second generation of Electronic Active Differential and Torque Vectoring by braking which make sure you enjoy the best of the 542 bhp. The ride and handling of the car improves significantly when these both system work together with its Dynamic Stability control system. The precise handling and agility is achieved when Torque vectoring system reduces understeer around corners by using ABS system and EAD calculates the friction and acts accordingly. The car amazes with its advanced technologies and its outcomes. The F-Type coupe R and S are available with optional Carbon Ceramic Matrix Brakes which are fade resistant and offers superior performance.


The fabulous body design, insanely powerful engines and advanced technologies make the F-Type coupe (particularly the R version) a car to wish for. It seems like each part used in the F-Type coupe knew what it had been crafted for and how it has to perform. It is surely a marvel made by Jaguar. The F-Type coupe could well be recognized as their all time best product.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Distinctive styling.
    • Ride and handling.
    • Performance.
  • Cons

    • Lacks some features.