Infographic: Jaguar F-Type Coupe Aluminum Structure

Infographic: Jaguar F-Type Coupe Aluminum Structure

Jaguar’s sultry new F-Type Coupe is the real deal. This sports car offers jaw-dropping performance, beautiful coachwork and a luxurious interior. But there’s so much more to it than a pretty face.

The F-Type has wowed jaded critics, including the humble editors of AutoGuide.com.  The car is equipped with some seriously powerful engines including a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and an alpha-dog, force-fed 5.0-liter V8 that cranks out 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque; it’s a monster. But even better than these engines’ output figures are the noises they make. The eight in particular pops and crackles like nothing else.

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But beyond all of this wholesome goodness the F-Type also has an engaging chassis that knows how to dance. Toss the car into a decreasing-radius corner and she responds beautifully with lots of grip and a balanced chassis. Part of what makes this vehicle such a joy to drive is how rigid its underlying architecture is. The car is built atop an aluminum platform that features a number of clever engineering tweaks as illustrated in the following infographic.

Jaguar F-Type Structure Infographic

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