Jaguar F-Type Coupe Makes Dramatic World Debut

I've witnessed quite a few vehicle reveals in my lifetime, and after a while they all tend to blur together into one hazy memory of bright lights, camera flashes, and elbows thrust in my face as journalists vie for an interview. However, I can still vividly recall the introduction of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe (2014 Autobytel Car of the Year), by far one of the more dramatic and impressive vehicle debuts that I've seen from a major automaker.

The red carpet event was staged the night before the L.A. Auto Show at a movie studio backlot in Culver City. Hundreds of guests, including celebrities Simon Cowell, Kelly Osbourne, Adam Carolla, and Miranda Kerr, filled the dark and glitzy room with a high-energy buzz until a voice ushered guests into a separate area. There, guests waited in darkness and with anticipation until the following happened…

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