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    New Jag F-Type Coupe and 550hp R Model

    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/11/19/jaguar-f-type-coupe-unveiled-with-range-topping-r-model/

    http://www.jaguarusa.com/all-models/f-type/overview/index.html

    I really had hope for a manual gearbox option...


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    Re: New Jag F-Type Coupe and 550hp R Model

    Not much of a surprise versus the concept they showed a few years ago - but the white R coupe is doing it for me.....


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    Gorgeous IMO!


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    I will reserve judgement until I've seen it in the flesh but its not as quite hitting the mark for me in the press photos.  Perhaps the roadster has diluted the impact or my expectations were too high.  But the saving over the roadster (£7.5k) is good and there is supposed to be a manual on the way....

    It could certainly harm Cayman sales although the 981 version is already very rare here so perhaps not angry


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    GR:

    I will reserve judgement until I've seen it in the flesh but its not as quite hitting the mark for me in the press photos.  Perhaps the roadster has diluted the impact or my expectations were too high.  But the saving over the roadster (£7.5k) is good and there is supposed to be a manual on the way....

    It could certainly harm Cayman sales although the 981 version is already very rare here so perhaps not angry

    With the pricing in the States, the F-type can negatively affect 991 sales. 


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    I really like it. Find it even more attractive than the convertible and very curious to see the car in person.


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    My goodness that's a good looking car! That Ian Callum is quite something - no wonder Aston Martin is still using a 10+ year old design!


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    Speechlessly gorgeous. And what a sound from the V8!

     


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    oh my....I love that engine!


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    JesseBank:

    My goodness that's a good looking car! That Ian Callum is quite something - no wonder Aston Martin is still using a 10+ year old design!

    I usually avoid options like the panoramic roof; however, the adroit talents of Mr. Callum, make this option almost a necessity.  The details, as illustrated on the white car in the press photographs is staggeringly beautiful.  

    I have driven the F-Type roadster before and was truly impressed, and have contacted my dealer about ordering a new coupe.


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    Mithras:

    Speechlessly gorgeous. And what a sound from the V8!

     

    That sound Smiley


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    by the time one adds PASM and PTV and option up a base C2 coupe to have many of the std features of the R coupe , you are at the 99K base price of the latter  but still  down 210 hp !

    I see this car's three models affecting Porsche Cayman S and base C2 sales much more than the Corvette C7 , where you still have to deal   with Wal- Mart / KMart type sales and service demographics and many  luxury buyers will never have anything to do with that.


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    MKW:

    by the time one adds PASM and PTV and option up a base C2 coupe to have many of the std features of the R coupe , you are at the 99K base price of the latter  but still  down 210 hp !

    I see this car's three models affecting Porsche Cayman S and base C2 sales much more than the Corvette C7 , where you still have to deal   with Wal- Mart / KMart type sales and service demographics and many  luxury buyers will never have anything to do with that.

    Exactly, as I mentioned above. The F-Type R easily targets the C2S too, with the added benefit of being unique in the marketplace.  


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    But. It. Only. Has. Two. Seats!!!!! It's in no way an alternative to a 991. Much as I would love Tata motors to do well with this car, it is still positioned incorrectly. 


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    Re: New Jag F-Type Coupe and 550hp R Model

    • 550 PS but 200kg (?) more weight than the 2S
    • Less traction than a RWD 911
    • Heavy V8 at the front
    • No AWD alternative
    • Small 2 seat cabin at roughly the same overall size

    It's natural that Jaguar will offer better value in their effort to capture that elusive share of the market, but it is also expected that the "icon" will be more expensive.

    FWIW, to my eyes the F coupe looks more aggressive and more substantial than the girlie roadster. Some people will go for it, because it is a novelty and different to what is already in the streets. Mr. Tata is doing a good job with Jaguar and we must give credit to him.


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    I like the F-type roadster but not the coupe. Both aren't really competitors for the 991 (in Germany, they always make comparisons to the Boxster angry) but in reality, they are british muscle (pony) cars, which is quite cool I think. 

    The F-type is still tempting, especially the V8 S but only used and for "little" money (under 80k EUR). I can see myself getting one in two years for 60k or so as a weekend fun car for the wife (and me sometimes).


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    Very beautiful car, I like it.

    J.Seven


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    I would only buy a 911 (instead of a cayman) because of the back seats, and there are a lot of people like me BUT when was the last time you actually saw someone IN the back seat of a 911 driving on the road??

    The F type competes with the 911 and the boxter/cayman with the small engine and the 911 and SL benz, Aston etc on the top end. There are LOTS of people who look at an SL, small Aston and a 911 as comps for their driving needs.


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    J.Seven:

    Very beautiful car, I like it.

    I agree. 


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    F type coupe V6 models are about 300 kgs heavier than the Cayman S!


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    For past 50 + yrs , there have been only two " everyday /everywhere  "sports cars - 911 and Corvette , that have been in continuous production with same nameplate and there has been and will always be loyalty from most of their followers, with little crossover.

    Jag's F -Type - esp in coupe form , presents a  pure sports car -only model line range , and from a luxury marque also with racing heritage going back as far as the Porsche and Chevrolet, priced in between.

    For the many who are not wedded to car boards and brand models like most are here , it is an interesting pricing area .  Will see if it catches on esp with younger ( < 40 ) buyers .

     

     


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    It's interesting that YTD Jaguar have sold over twice as many cars in UK than Porsche have managed. (14,200 over 6,736 according to SMMT) I've seen just two f-types on the road. (and local dealer is <4 miles away from me) A couple of friends have XF (black saloon & horrid grey estate) and positively drool over the dog's knob red V6 we have locally, but neither would buy one new. 


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    The California is an everyday sports cars also...


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    bridggar:

    But. It. Only. Has. Two. Seats!!!!! It's in no way an alternative to a 991. Much as I would love Tata motors to do well with this car, it is still positioned incorrectly. 

    Not all 911s have two seats!


     
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