The one thing that could save and bring the Jaguar on the right, and well deserved, trajectory is certainly a 2018 Jaguar F-type Coupe. With the combine leadership of the newly appointed highly educated, experienced executives and Indian conglomerate Tata. That cooperation brought to us this masterpiece of modern engineering. It surely has some flaws, and we are going to get to it later, but the overall picture is… it is just jaw dropping. Everything you can hear and feel in this car is dragging you deeper and deeper into those leather seats, and making you feel the need for speed.
2018 Jaguar F-type Coupe Exterior
I can freely say that this car is a complete experience and one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Perfectly shaped aluminum chassis, delicate roofline, retro inspired design, etc. Let’s be clear on this one, this car has been made to be a true nemesis to the Porsche 911. Driven with that knowledge, one can clearly see where was the Jaguar going with this one, even with the 2014 model Roadster. This one is not so different, except of course, the solid roof and the bigger trunk, yet the feeling remained the same.
2018 Jaguar F-type Coupe Interior
As soon as you get in this car, you love it. The entire 2018 Jaguar F-type Coupe interior is covered with double stitched leather, even a dashboard. It has dual zone auto climate control, heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, steering wheel multimedia controls, Bluetooth hands free, central display with touch screen where you can control every aspect of your vehicle etc.
Engine of 2018 Jaguar F-type Coupe
The basic 2018 Jaguar F-type Coupe engine option is a copy of what they had in a Roadster version. First one in the line is 3.0 liter V-6 engine with 340 and 380 HP and 332/339 lb-ft of torque. Just like in a Roadster version, coupe line up best is a supercharged 5.0 liter V-8, with 550 HP and 502 lb-ft of torque. With those numbers, badge on this car changes to 2018 Jaguar F-type R Coupe.
Basic option gives you the acceleration from 0-60 in 5.1 seconds and the maximal speed of 161 mph. On the other hand the S model can do from 0-60 4.8 seconds and reach the maximum speed of 171 mph, while the R version can do it in 4.0 seconds and achieve the maximum of 186 mph.
Transmission in all versions is an 8 speed automatic and it does the job really nice. It has stiff suspension, so stiff that you can easily know when goes over a pack of cigarettes or even a match stick. It gets better as you speed up, but there is no point in this kind of suspension on a chassis this good.
But that sound! Like you have a complete orchestra in the car ready to rock. You even have an option to make it more sporty and loud on a push of a button.
Jaguar F-type Coupe Price
Well here is where the stuff gets bad. The price, even a year since it was first released, stands at about 65,000 dollars for a V-6 3.0 liter. If you want to buy 2018 Jaguar F-type R Coupe you will need 99,000 dollars, and if you want some additional gadgets you are going to face with the price over 100,000 dollars. So it is more pricy than the competition… But this nevertheless this car lives up to the hype. It a sport luxury coupe, everybody would want.