What is it?
Powered by the same 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine as the more expensive V6 S model, this F-type coupé packs 335bhp and 332lb ft of torque.
That's some way off the 375bhp offered in the V6 S. It, however, costs £60,235 whereas this base F-type comes in at £51,235. The car we tested came with options including special 19-inch alloy wheels (the standard car rides on 18-inch items), cruise control and an upgraded sound system, taking its total cost to £60,963.
If anything, from the outside the F-type coupé looks even better than the convertible. Its fixed roof and rear-end shape work well together. The roof isn't just an aesthetic choice either, as it also endows the coupé with more rigidity than the soft-top car.
Also, because Jaguar has re-tuned the F-type's suspension for more feel and handling prowess, this should – in theory – be an even better drive than the convertible.
First impressions on entering the cabin are familiar. The layout of the controls is almost identical to the convertible, but the cabin itself feels smaller inside thanks to the new roof. That's no bad thing, because this isn't a car that you would buy because you were after large amounts of space inside.