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Old 11-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #26
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Think of it this way, it's a slightly cheaper Aston. The XK has some Aston lines as well.

I'd be more than happy if Ford made a Fusion coupe with a Coyote engine and it looked 95% like an Aston but sold it for $30k.

If someone could do the same for a Maserati Granturismo and an Alfa 8c then can have lots of my money.

I don't understand why beautiful design has to start north of $50k.
I tend to agree. The new Mustang might be hot though.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:28 PM   #27
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:11 AM   #28
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:14 AM   #29
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Needs British Racing Green. Hope Jaguar campaigns this in FIA GT/LM form in the near future.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:41 AM   #30
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #32
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Now it just needs to depreciate 50% in 3 years so I can buy one, fantastic design.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #33
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That car is up there with the Aston Martin DBS in terms of pure aching beauty and want... Mmmmmmmmm....
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:38 AM   #34
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Wow. Amazingly beautiful. Another classically-proportioned perfect coupe. Glad AM isn't the only player in this game any more.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:58 AM   #35
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Flawless victory.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:42 PM   #36
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:10 AM   #37
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:52 AM   #38
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^^^ answer to that question. I know which one I would rather have.
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F-Type coupe. . . best looking car under $250k.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:18 PM   #41
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http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/j...ive-2014-03-19

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Ah, the F-type with the roof. Make much of a difference, does it?

Just a bit. The F-type coupe is the stiffest car Jaguar has ever made. In fact, the more engineering savvy among you will appreciate that a figure of 33,000Nm per degree makes it one of the most rigid cars ever. The F-type convertible was as solid as convertibles come. This thing is twice as stiff. It's a proper prize fighter.

So how does it feel?

Jaguar let us loose on a circuit deep in the northern Spanish wilderness, called Motorland. It's an FIA level one approved track, home to MotoGP, and extremely tricky in places. The F-type R (that's the white one above) - Jag's fastest ever car round the 'Ring with a 7m 39s lap time - is stupendously good, especially on the optional CCM carbon ceramic brakes and special Continental rubber (also optional).

Turn-in, grip, and overall balance are all top drawer, suggesting that this is a Jaguar that is as happy tearing up a track as it is on the road. There haven't been too many of those. Plus, it has clever torque vectoring, an electronic differential, and enough performance to reposition bits of your anatomy. Porsche Turbo levels of performance, in fact, for a lot less cash.

OK, so that's the R. But it's still a thumping 95 grand or so with the carbon brakes. Tell me about the V6 now, please.

It's good news. You might remember that the V6 S was TG's choice when we drove the convertible last year. Well, this time round we'd take the R - that roof makes a big difference - but the S has almost 380bhp and 339 torques, and flows very sweetly down the road. Its steering is linear, full of feedback, and though the eight-speed 'box isn't as smooth shifting as a dual-shift job, it's pretty good. The long and the short of it is, you can make extremely rapid, highly enjoyable progress. Almost enough to displace the 550bhp R from your mind...

Issues?

There are some. Oddly for a Jaguar, the F-type Coupe - in S and R guise - pitches and bobbles on choppy road surfaces, rather than flattening the imperfections out in the traditional Jaguar manner. It's actually sufficiently jarring at times to give your lower back real grief. That and the rather firm seats disrupt the Coupe's ability to slip into its other main role as a long-distance GT cruiser.

Perhaps it's the price you pay for the super-stiff body, but a 911 is more compliant overall and less likely to have you on a hotline to your osteopath.

Is it as lairy as it seemed when TG first drove it?

No. On a wet road, the F-type Coupe is still a handful, almost like a more civilised 2014 TVR. But after 24 hours and 500 miles or so, we'd say this is a well-judged, accessible junior supercar. And, of course, it still sounds like Brian Blessed gargling whiskey-infused mouthwash. A Jag source admits there's more 'headroom' with the engine, so look out for a 600bhp RS in the fullness of time. That one might redefine the concept of 'sideways'...

Verdict?

Yes please. A corker. Now, if you'll excuse us, we have more driving to do.

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One looks nice and handles well and one looks nice, handles well and has the power to match its handling.
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One looks nice and handles well and one looks nice, handles well and has the power to match its handling.
And one will cost at least 2X as much as the other.......

Subaru is capable of a 300hp BRZ, but is there a market willing to pay for that?
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And one will cost at least 2X as much as the other.......

Subaru is capable of a 300hp BRZ, but is there a market willing to pay for that?
Honestly, even if it were base STI price and had a big brake kit, and better struts, and 300hp with a beefed up diff/trans I'd still consider it a decent value. Leave the interior as is. But, it lacks AWD and the diffs that come with it and would still be short a little bit of power compared to other RWD v6 coupes, but it's lighter and handles better accordingly, so I'd probably say base MSRP of like 32k would be acceptable. 30k would make it a good bargain like the new mustang gt.
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