Jaguar may price the much-rumored F-Type Coupe above the F-Type Convertible, if a report from Australia's Drive is to be believed. What makes Jag think that such a pricing strategy would work? Porsche. Take a look at the German manufacturer's consumer site, and you'll notice that the Boxster is less expensive than the Cayman, despite being essentially the same car.

It's a fair point, and a price premium does a good job of emphasizing the sporting chops of the coupe over the open-air experience that normally entitles convertibles to higher MSRPs. It's unclear just how closely Jaguar will follow Porsche's example, though.

Both the Cayman and Cayman S boast an extra ten horsepower over a Boxster or Boxster S, and while this bump in grunt is negligible in every situation but an argument over which is "best," it isn't something to be ignored in the F-Type, particularly as cranking more power out of its supercharged engines should be a rather simple matter.

Drive also points out something quite exciting: with an F-Type Coupe on the way, the groundwork has now been laid for a dedicated R and RS model. We can't wait.


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      Feurig
      • 1 Year Ago
      They must be seeing the demand as pretty high for a fixed roof.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would expect this since all the preliminary engineering that went into the car was open top, and they will likely sell many few cars with lids. Still can't wait. What a beautiful piece of machinery.
      Heeltoehero
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wait, an RS model? Wouldn't that be a Jaguar F-RS?
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Keep screwing over enthusiasts, and then wonder why the younger generation doesn't care about sports cars.
      muspod
      • 1 Year Ago
      another car we'll never see on the road.so who cares..who will buy one??.
      Rob Gomes
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd argue the bigger differentiator between the Boxster and Cayman is when it develops its peak horsepower, not the 10HP difference. Boxsters hit max power at 6700rpm, whereas the Cayman and 911 hit peak power at 7400rpm.
      JJ
      • 1 Year Ago
      I has almost always been that way, whichever model comes later is more expensive, coupe morel of a car is always been more than the sedan e.g CL and S class (never made since), or the other way around a db9 is cheaper than its 4door version the rapide.
      Justin Gassaway
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Corvette was like that unroll 1975.
      austinmavd
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've already made the leap and placed a deposit. I've got a lot of faith in it (fingers crossed)