The Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe’s classic sports car proportions make it one of the most beautiful cars on the road. The coupe is absolutely stunning from practically any angle. During our press drive in Spain — it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it — the car constantly got the thumbs up from appreciative residents as the exhaust note of our assembled entourage rumbled through town. We also attracted the attention of the local constabulary — twice. Both times the officers seemed more interested in getting a closer look at the new Jag than pointing out any infraction.

But the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe is much more than a pretty face. With power as high as 550 horsepower in the top-level F-TYPE R Coupe, lightweight aluminum construction, and high-tech features such as torque vectoring and an electronic active differential, the F-TYPE can hold its own against some of the most serious sports cars on the market. For some sense of relativity, Jaguar reports that the F-TYPE R Coupe completed a lap of the famed 14-mile Nurburging racetrack in just 7 minutes, 39 seconds. That alone is impressive, but even more so since that time is seven seconds faster than the legendary Jaguar.