Part of the allure of the Jaguar F-Type is certainly the classic image of a cruise with a beautiful woman in a convertible Jag, but we can see a few reasons why one might want a proper roof on an F-Type:

  • You live in a place where there are only a few days when you'd want the top down, such as Edmonton, or, ironically, damp old England.
  • You don't trust Jaguar to make a convertible that won't start leaking in a few years.
  • You wear lots of hats, and don't want to lose them to the wind.
  • You're familiar with the story of modern dancer and choreographer Isadora Duncan's death.
Well, you're in luck, because this is what the hart top F-Type is going to look like, according to these renderings recently filed by Jaguar with patent offices around the world. We do love the E-Type-esque rear window and greenhouse, so we won't fault you if you chose to forgoe the open air.

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[via Auto, Motor und Sport]