Jaguar F-TYPE – Curves & Tenacity The Aristocratic Dream Of

Jaguar F-TYPE
Jaguar F-TYPE

The Jaguar F-TYPE looks utterly amazing and embraces the illustrious Jaguar design DNA at every given opportunity, with curves and tenacity the aristocratic dream of.

The impressive two-seat sports car seems to have raised a smile from certain critics who were sharpening the automotive knives, offering near-perfect synergy between pilot and performance. The designers have even managed to deliver a Jaguar cabin even the most gloomy of purists would be comfortable listening to Mozart in.

Luxurious, detailed craftsmanship and beautifully finished, the new F-TYPE does look every part the big-cat most affluent punters were searching for – pay attention, Aston Martin.

F-TYPE Engines

The F-Type V6 has disappeared leaving a range of engines that include both 4- and 8-cylinder options, all matched to eight-speed Quickshift transmissions with full manual control using either the SportShift gear selector or the steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Technology

Technophobes grab those towels, the new F-TYPE has even more driver-focused technology, including a reconfigurable, high-definition, 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display, Touch Pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard and software-over-the-air functionality so future software updates can be made at the customer’s convenience, without having to visit a Retailer.

Jaguar F-TYPE
Jaguar F-TYPE

Julian Thomson, Design Director, Jaguar, said:
“Design the most beautiful sports car, with purity, proportion and presence that’s unmistakably Jaguar: that was the challenge we set ourselves. The new F-TYPE is more dramatic than ever, with even greater clarity of purpose in every line, surface and feature, and embodies true Jaguar design DNA.

“State-of-the-art technologies together with luxurious materials and finishes deliver beauty with purpose in an interior which will delight driver and passenger alike even before the engine starts and the journey begins. Jaguar has been making sports cars for more than 70 years, and that rich heritage has inspired the team to create something truly extraordinary.”

Award-winning design

Design is paramount and the F-TYPE’s award-winning design team has nailed integrity, purity and discipline, creating a Jaguar that looks, well, like a Jaguar should look. Super-slim pixel LED headlights** with subtly updated signature ‘Calligraphy’ J daytime running lights, and sweeping direction indicators, blend perfectly into the ‘liquid metal’ surfacing of the new clamshell bonnet, exaggerating the car’s visual width and accentuating its assertive stance. The new front bumper and subtly enlarged grille deliver even more visual impact and presence.

Thankfully the rear has been allowed haunches to enhance the F-TYPE’s stunning and tenacious looks, while the new slender rear lights combine an unmistakable LED chicane signature, inspired by the Jaguar I-PACE all-electric Performance SUV, with subtle monogram pattern detailing and a fine ‘pinstripe’ beneath.

Jaguar F-TYPE Interior
Jaguar F-TYPE Interior

Jaguar F-TYPE Interior

The interior combines traditional Jaguar craftsmanship with rich, contemporary materials such as Windsor Leather and satin-finish Noble Chrome. Beautiful details include monogram stitch patterns in the seats and door trims, Jaguar Leaper motifs in the headrests, and subtle ‘Jaguar Est.1935’ markings on the centre console finisher, glovebox release button surround, and seatbelt guides.

Alan Volkaerts, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar F-TYPE, said:
“The new F-TYPE is the definitive Jaguar sports car and continues to set the benchmark for design purity, driver engagement and reward, and truly visceral driving experience – it makes every journey extraordinary.

“Its timeless looks are more assertive than ever, technologies such as the high-definition virtual instrument cluster deepen the driver-focused feel of the interior, while the range of powertrains offers a breadth of choice unrivalled in the segment. Enthusiasts will appreciate the new F-TYPE R’s 575PS supercharged V8, enhanced chassis and intelligent all-wheel-drive system, which deliver truly outstanding performance in all conditions while retaining its inherent tractability and usability.”

450PS supercharged V8

The new 450PS supercharged V8 has been developed to offer exploitable and rewarding performance – its maximum torque of 580Nm is generated from just 2,500rpm. It is offered with a choice of all-wheel drive and – for purists – rear-wheel drive. Both versions can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds, and reach a maximum speed of 177mph.

Raising the output of the all-wheel-drive F-TYPE R supercharged V8 to 575PS and 700Nm (up from 550PS and 680Nm respectively) delivers truly outstanding performance in all weathers and in all conditions while retaining its inherent tractability and day-to-day usability. Performance is exceptional: the benchmark sprint to 60mph takes just 3.5 seconds, while maximum speed is an electronically-limited 186mph.

The F-TYPE is built at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant in the UK and the range consists of:

F-TYPE Coupé and Convertible:

300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
450PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD
F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible:

300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
450PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD
F-TYPE First Edition Coupé and Convertible:

300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
450PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD
F-TYPE R Coupé and Convertible:

575PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD

** Pixel LED headlights are available as standard on the new F-TYPE R and as an option on the F-TYPE and F-TYPE R-Dynamic derivatives (£1200 inc VAT).

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