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The gorgeous, curvaceous 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe (pictures)

The sexiest ragtop on the road becomes the sexiest coupe with the addition of a fixed roof and a generous helping of horsepower.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

The sexiest ragtop on the road becomes the sexiest coupe with the addition of a fixed roof and a generous helping of horsepower.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

The F-Type Coupe retains the Convertible's handsome front end.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

I'm still a massive fan of the ragtop, but the new roof gives the Coupe an absolutely gorgeous and sleek profile.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

The F-Type Coupe is available with either an aluminum roof or, as shown here, with a panoramic glass top.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

The standard brakes do a fantastic job of slowing the approximately 3,500-pound coupe.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

Optional carbon ceramic brakes are what you'll want for on-track use. Models equipped with the carbon ceramic brakes come with forged 20-inch 'Storm' wheels with a gloss black/diamond-turned finish.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

Our example was equipped with the optional vision package, which adds adaptive HID headlamps, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a rear camera.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

The vision package also includes front and rear parking sensors.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

Behind the Jaguar badge in the grille, the carmaker offers a selection of engines that is similar to those available with the Roadster.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

The Coupe and Coupe S features a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 outputting 340 and 380 horsepower, respectively.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

The Coupe R's engine bay is roughly identical to the V8 S Convertible with one major difference: the coupe's 5.0-liter V-8 engine outputs 550 horsepower -- 55 more ponies than the roadster.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

Also like the Convertible, the Coupe features a motorized spoiler that pops up at speed (70 mph) to reduce lift on the rear end.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

The Coupe's spoiler looks a lot more awkward than the Convertible's, but it's just as functional.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

When parked and with the spoiler retracted, the rear end looks nice and tidy.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe S

V-6 models feature a dual exhaust that exits in the center of the rear diffuser.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

The V-8 powered Coupe R distinguishes itself with a quad-pipe exhaust that exits at the corners.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Though the 550 horsepower Coupe R is the most lustworthy Jag in the pride, the base and Coupe S models are not to be overlooked, offering plenty of power and performance themselves.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

The Coupe has a nearly 50/50 weight distribution, balancing neatly between its two axles.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

The F-Type Coupe looks nearly identical to the C-X16 concept, but without the concept's hybrid powertrain.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

Front fender vents are finished in either chrome or black, marking the boundary of the forward-hinged clamshell hood.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

I was able to spend some time on the track with a selection of Coupe R models.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

The R features an electronic active differential that shifts power between the rear wheels and a brake-biasing torque vectoring system that is unique to the Coupe model.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

Around the "Big Willow" circuit at Willow Springs International Raceway, the F-Type proved to be an excellent track tool. There was plenty of grip for the course's fast (and sometimes blind) corners and plenty of power.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

The driver-centric, two-seater's interior is largely identical to the Convertible's cabin.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

Steering wheel controls on the flat-bottomed tiller are logically laid out. On the bottom spoke, you'll find a subtle reminder of what trim level you've purchased: base, S, or R.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

The center console crams a lot of controls into a small area, but the important bits are easy to find and color-coded in copper.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

The 8-speed automatic transmission is the only option available. It features standard, sport, and manual shift programs. The latter can be controlled with these copper-colored paddle shifters.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

This lever toggles the Jag's various drive modes. Pushing forward toggles the Winter drive mode, which limits torque for slippery conditions. Pulling backward toggles the configurable Dynamic mode.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

The climate controls cleverly integrate the dual-zone displays into the control knobs.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

The standard touchscreen is where you'll find Jaguar's navigation and infotainment system, a standard feature.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

Instrumentation is simple and features a center LCD that displays additional information, including turn-by-turn navigation directions.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

Standard audio sources include an auxiliary input, a USB port with iPod control, Bluetooth for audio and hands-free calling, and CD playback. HD and Sirius satellite radio are optional.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

Depending on the trim level and options selected, the F-Type Coupe feature either a 380W, 10-speaker or a 770W, 12-speaker Meridian audio system. However, the best audio comes from the Sport Active Exhaust, which opens an exhaust bypass valve for a louder sound.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupes

A pride of Jaguar F-Type Coupes in S and R trims waits trackside. Heaven must be like this.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

For as much fun as I had in the F-Type Coupe R on the track, I think I'd enjoy the F-Type Convertible S just as much, if not more, on the road...but I'm probably in the minority here.

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