Jaguar's hardtop roadster heads to Los Angeles show

The company has confirmed that the hardtop version of its F-Type roadster will be officially revealed at the LA Auto Show on Nov. 19 and that the car will be the most performance-focused production car in the company’s history.

Despite one or two issues, notably its suspension set up and the fact that, if ordered with a spare wheel rather than a puncture repair kit, it offers absolutely no boot space, the F-Type has been met with excitement and desire by the motoring press and design-conscious petrolheads alike. However, with the coupe version, Jaguar is looking to raise the stakes once more.

Although it has only released a teaser image of what to expect, ahead of the big reveal, Jaguar’s head of design, Ian Callum, has promised that the car will be a production version of the C-X16, the all-aluminium concept coupe that wowed the crowds when it was revealed some 12 months ago.

“The excitement generated when we revealed the C-X16 concept was terrific; so to now be on the cusp of what I can assure you will be a drama-filled reveal event in Los Angeles for F-Type Coupe is a very significant moment. We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to F-Type Convertible, but for me the purity of creating a sports Coupe is a uniquely satisfying process — and I know that both visually and dynamically, F-Type Coupe raises the bar yet again,” said Callum.

The F-Type Coupe will go on sale worldwide in 2014 and although its full specifications list will not be revealed until the LA Auto Show, expect the range-topping model to have at least a 495PS supercharged V8 under the hood and, fingers crossed, some decent storage space.