Starting at $65,000, the F-Type Coupe is $4,000 less expensive than the convertible. They share a supercharged 340-horsepower V6 engine, which gets both cars from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds. An eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is the only transmission. Also standard are the Dynamic Mode, with sport suspension and sport exhaust, a performance braking system and 18-inch alloy wheels. A 380-watt Meridian audio system is included on all F-Types, with iPod/USB interfaces, Bluetooth streaming audio and 10 speakers. A 770-watt version with 12 speakers is optional, along with HD radio and satellite radio.
The V6 S models add an additional 40 horsepower to the supercharged V6 engine, reducing 0-60 time to 4.8 seconds and boosting top speeds to 171 mph. Also standard is a Dynamic Launch control system, as well as an Active Sport exhaust system and 19-inch wheels. Available as options are two-high performance braking systems, including the new carbon ceramic brakes.
The V8 S is the top version of the roadster. It gets a 5-liter supercharged V8 engine with 495 horsepower, bringing the 0-60 time to just 4.2 seconds and the top speed to 186 mph. Twenty-inch alloy wheels are standard, as is the super performance braking system and an electronic active differential. Carbon ceramic brakes are available.
The new R Coupe is the top F-Type for 2015. The 5-liter V8 gets even more power, now at 550. Zero to 60 takes 4 seconds and the driving modes are retuned for greater response. Torque vectoring is added to the active differential. Also included are quad exhaust pipes.
All versions of the F-Type are achingly gorgeous, although the coupe has ever-so-slightly more practicality for two people on a weekend trip. Options are expensive, and performance in the V6 cars is nothing to sneeze at, so clearly they represent more of value than the V8 models.
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