This is the new Jaguar F-Type, company’s latest sports car focused on performance, agility and involvement. The design is not new, as the car is actually a production version of the C-X16 Concept, so we’ll not going to take your time with this and we will head on to more important things.
The new Jaguar F-Type will be available in three variants at launch: The F-Type, F-Type S and F-Type V8 S. Each model is distinguished by the power output of its supercharged petrol engine with all engines featuring stop/start technology to maximize efficiency. The base version, F-Type is powered by the 3.0-liter V6 engine, delivering 340 PS and capable to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.1 seconds (100 km/h in 5.2 seconds). The F-Type has a top speed of 161mph (260km/h), while emitting just 209g/km of CO2.
The F-Type S is powered by the same 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 380 PS and capable to sprint from 0 to 60 mpg (96 km/h) in 4.8 seconds (100 km/h in 4.9 seconds), while the top speed is electronically limited to 171mph (275km/h), with CO2 emissions of 213g/km.
The F-Type V8 S model is powered by the highly acclaimed 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering 495PS and 625Nm of torque. With these numbers, the F-Type V8 S accelerates from naught to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.2 seconds (100 km/h in 4.3 seconds) and has a top speed electronically limited to 186mph (300km/h) while emitting 259g/km of CO2.
The F-Type S and V8 S model feature as standard an active exhaust system capable to open its valves from 3000rpm allowing the car to build a thrilling crescendo at the redline.
The F-Type has a set of eight closely-spaced, sporting ratios in its Quickshift transmission, giving greater driver control. The V6-powered S model also includes a Dynamic Launch feature, which optimises acceleration from rest.
The interior is inspired by fighter airplanes, the controls are ergonomically grouped by function. Moreover, the SportShift selector which controls the eight-speed transmission is inspired by the same fighter airplanes. The car also features stylish air vents, which are deployed only when instructed. If not, the air vents are tucked discreetly out of sight.