Jaguar’s F-Type sportscar has received a makeover and it looks better than ever!
It’s hard not to like the F-Type and we have a soft spot for its sporty looks, sonorous engine vocals and impressive performance abilities. Now, Jaguar has updated the F-Type with fresh styling and updated interior features while still offering a choice of powerful 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines to suit your performance needs.
The interior remains familiar but gains a new digital instrument cluster and a Touch Pro infotainment system.
The F-Type’s aggressive, yet stylish design approach is communicated with an enlarged honeycomb grille which is flanked by slim headlights with J-shaped daytime running lights and complemented with a new clamshell bonnet. Bulging rear quarters hint at the F-Type’s intent while new rear taillights give the car a fresh look from behind.
The major changes inside the F-Type include a new customisable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as well as a Touch Pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Furthermore, there are also 2 enhanced Meridian sound systems to choose from!
The F-Type R tops the range and it offers even more brutal performance figures.
All engines are mated with an 8-speed Quickshift automatic transmission and the F-Type range starts with the 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 221 kW and 400 Nm of torque.
For more grunt, a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 with 283 kW and 459 Nm is also available.
A supercharged 5.0-litre V8 with 331 kW and 580 Nm is also on offer and results in a zero to 100 kph sprint time of 4.4 seconds and can run to 285 kph.
An uprated F-Type R tops the range and now boasts outputs of 423 kW and 700 Nm of torque (previously 405 kW/680Nm). Zero to 100 kph is blisteringly fast at 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 300 kph.
The F-Type R’s chassis had been updated and rides on 20-inch, 10-spoke wheels in gloss black with a diamond-turned finish and features new adaptive dampers, springs, anti-roll bars and stiffer knuckles and ball joints to deliver improved agility.
All F-Type derivatives feature active exhaust systems which can be fitted as standard or can be had as an option.
A specially-appointed F-Type First Edition will also be offered for a period of 1 year from its introduction.
The updated F-Type is expected to reach South Africa in 2020 and will be offered in Coupe and Convertible form. We will keep you updated as soon as local pricing details become available.