Looking for stunning construction and unparalleled performance? Look no further. Jaguar’s latest F-TYPE bears a heavy dose of both.
Sports car enthusiasts have finally met their match in this rare and impressive specimen, which exemplifies the highest standards of handling and speed, style and design.
"The pulse-quickening F-TYPE Coupe is a pure Jaguar sports car," according to www.jaguarusa.com. "It combines effortless, exhilarating performance, instant response and precise agile handling, with everyday refinement and usability."
Starting at $65,000, the F-TYPE coupe offers three distinct, yet equally impressive, models. A convertible line is also available, starting at $69,000, which offers four versions, including the limited-edition F-TYPE PROJECT 7. Both the coupe and convertible editions feature a slew of sporty color options and fully customizable trim packages.
Three engines are being showcased in this year's lineup, each more impressive than the last. A 3.0-liter V6 with 340 horsepower starts off the list, with a faster 3.0-liter V6 that puts out 380 horsepower right behind it. Topping the list, however, is the seductive 5.0-liter V8 that produces 495 horsepower, boasting a rapid acceleration rate of zero to 60 mph in just over 4 seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph.
"Powerful, agile and distinctive, the F-TYPE is engineered for high performance and responsive handling — the latest in a distinguished bloodline of cars," according to www.jaguarusa.com.
The F-TYPE’s speed is balanced by its sport suspension and Jaguar Performance Braking system, which includes silver calipers. An Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system adds a greater measure of safety and control, complementing the sports car’s seductive performance.
Superior handling and stability technology help maintain the driver’s maximum possible level of control, even in tight turns and at high speeds.
Tempering the enticing performance ratings is the fuel efficiency. In spite of its ample doses of speed, torque and power, the standard F-TYPE averages 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on highways. Trying to decide between excitement and practicality? Easy: Choose the F-TYPE and you’ll have both.
Each of the models are supercharged, and manual racing transmissions are available to optimize the driver’s control. Offered standard is the 8-speed "QuickShift" ZF automatic transmission with Sport Mode and Jaguar Sequential Shift manual mode.
"Supercharged engines, lightweight aluminum body construction and advanced driving technologies deliver an experience that is intuitive, instinctive and alive," according to www.jaguarusa.com.
Loaded with advanced-technology security systems, this year's models come standard with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (EBA), an automatic speed limiter and satin chrome rollover bars in the convertibles. Rest easy knowing your new sports car is safe from theft, with an automatic engine immobilizer and a perimeter-sensing vehicle immobilizer.
The interior’s design rivals the rugged, effortless style of the exterior. Sport seats come standard with leather and suede trim, matching the leather steering wheel that houses the gamut of controls, as well as paddle shifters. The rest of the inside is designed with comfort in mind, highlighted by the fully adjustable seats and automatic climate control system.
Too often do modern makers miss the mark when it comes to the mind-numbing exhilaration one feels behind the wheel of a pure performance vehicle. Jaguar, however, went back to the basics — in the best possible way — endeavoring to, and succeeding at, giving their fans an ideal combination of rugged power and modern luxury.