In many countries the process of homologating a new model for sale involves submitting detailed specifications and drawings of that model - well ahead of time - to either patent offices or, in the case of the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency.
And luckily for the newshounds that are always sniffing around the cybergarage, some of those agencies' websites (specifically including the US) are open to the public.
Which is apparently where Auto Motor und Sport found these official drawings of the Jaguar F-Type Coupé, which tend to confirm the persistent rumblings of a 2014 release for the tintop F, a move most industry insiders considered inevitable as soon as the roadster was revealed.
After all, it's much simpler - due to rigidity issues - to put a roof on a ragtop than to saw the top off a closed bodyshell.
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