The 2015 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe Is An Evil Roadster. If you’re not a nice person, you’ll feel right at home.
The Coupe Will Always Be More Evil Than The Roadster
When Jaguar launched the original convertible version of the F-Type, they produced a Sundance Film Festival short film to accompany it. The film was titled “Desire” and it featured Damian Lewis, who is recognizable, alongside actors who aren’t. The film wasn’t very good. For the launch of the coupe version of the F-Type, Jaguar produced a much better sixty second cinematic advertisement for Super Bowl XLVIII. “Rendevous” featured Ben Kingsley (Ghandi), Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Thor), and Mark Strong (Lord Blackwood in Sherlock Holmes) as British Villians rendezvous-ing at Ben Kingsley’s mansion. Jaguar used the tag line “It’s Good To Be Bad”. Until you experience the coupe version of the F-Type for yourself, you’ll probably think that this is simply hyperbole. But, fantastically, it’s not. The F-Type coupe really does feel evil all the way down to its (aluminium) marrow. You half expect an assassin to leap out at you from the tiny cubby space beneath the rear hatch, or perhaps more realistically, you’re the assassin and you’re on your way to do evil, unspeakable things.
Styling, Resonance, Balance, and Rigidity
The main differences between the coupe and the convertible, which are a direct result of the addition of the fixed roof, are the styling of the side windows and the rear C-column of the F-Type, the use of the space beneath the hatch as a resonance chamber for the exhaust note, the lower balance at the rear of the car due to a lack of mechanical equipment for lowering the roof, and slightly stiffer torsional rigidity owing to the roof pillars and roll cage beams, which pass through the cockpit behind the seats.