Spy shots: Jaguar F-Type Coupe Caught Testing for the First Time
Just the other days, the F-Type Coupe was revealed in a series of leaked patent drawings. Today the car was finally caught testing for the first time and, according to our spy photographers, it was pretty difficult to obtain the shots.
To no one’s surprise, there were tons of security guys around the area, so getting the picture required some war tactics, as our spy photographers hid in the cargo area of his SUV and he was forced to shoot through the tinted windows. This is why we have no clear photos showing the rear angle, but were still happy to see that Jaguar is finally testing the nextF-Type Coupe.
Just like with the Roadster version, the Coupe will be offered in two V-6 versions and one V-8, but as previously reported, it may also get some R and R-S versions sometime in the future.
We expect the Jaguar F-Type Coupe to hit the market sometime in 2014.
The prototype caught testing today was heavily camouflaged and Jaguar was trying to hide the fact that this was, in fact, the coupe version, but it couldn’t fool us.
We expect the F-Type Coupe to feature the same design language as the roadster, including: a shark-like grille, headlamps that run vertically rather than horizontally and LED technology.
For the rear, we will see the same taillights and the active rear spoiler that deploys at specific speeds to reduce lift. Also, depending on the version, the exhaust will end with different tailpipes. We will see twin-center outlets on V-6 models and four outboard-mounted exhaust outlets, with twin outlets on each side on the V-8 ones.