Jaguar F-Type PROS and CONS
- Aggressive design
- High performance engine
- Great interior design
- Infotainment system is outdated
- Basic features aren't free
- Small cargo space
Jaugar has finally made a proper 2 door sports car. The new Jaguar F-Type is practically the successor the Jaguar's E-Type. The Jaguar F-Type Coupe is a sports car made by Jaguar that promises a breathtaking performance and pure driving pleasure. It is no doubt a special car made by the company, and the time needed for its development truly paid off. It's a modern-day sports car with an alluminium body that's been design to effortlessly breeze through air as possible. The car reeks of luxury and elegance inside and out. Available in coupe or convertible body types, the F-Type can be used comfortably as a daily driver as well as a track car.
In the past, Jaguar vehicles came with electrical issues which made buyers hard to consider getting one. Now, the company has successfully established a profound level of quality which guarantees quality, comfortability and performance.
The F-Type may not be a car everyone can avail, but if you do, consider yourself one of the lucky ones who'd be able to experience the best driving pleasure Jaguar has to offer.
The Jaguar F-Type is made with a lightweight aluminum body which is both rigid and light. This in return outputs a high-performance output with precise control and perfect handling.
The F-Type is available with 3 engine selections which are all supercharge engines; a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine capable of producing 300ps. This engine features Jaguar's Intelligent Continuously Variable Valve Lift Control with E-wastegate and variable displacement oil pump which enables it to perform outstandingly with good fuel return,
The next engine is a 3.0-liter V6 with a power output of 340ps and 450Nm of torque. This engine can run to 0-100km/h in just 5.3 seconds.
The third engine option is a 5.0-liter V8 performance engine that produces a whopping 550ps and 680Nm of torque. Unlike the V6 engine, the V8 engine can reach 0-100km/h in just 4.1 seconds.
Mounted to the engine is an 8-speed Quickshift Automatic Transmission which optimizes the power output at every gear.
Accompanying the F-Type to give it a more sports car vibe is an Active Sport Exhaust. This creates exhilarating sounds perfect for that race car vibe.
The F-Type is mainly an RWD car but options for an all-wheel drive system is also available for the F-Type, F-Type R-Dynamic and F-Type SVR variants.
Other notable performance features of the Jaguar F-Type are, all round forged aluminum double wishbone suspension, Torque Vectoring, Electronic Active Differential, Intelligent Driveline Dynamics System, Adaptive Dynamics and an Electric Power Assisted Steering System (EPAS).
Jaguar has developed the F-Type to perform with sharp handling and fun to drive. The steering is precise, response is good and the car grips on the road giving the driver confidence in pushing the car to the limits. The F-Type comes with different driving mode. Even though it's a sport car, when you put the driving mode to comfort mode, the vehicle truly delivers a very comfortable ride thanks to its adaptive dampers. In Dynamic mode, the vehicles active exhaust comes into play and brings a lively sound, the steering tightens, the response gets sharper, suspension gets stiffer and faster gear shifts from its 8-speed automatic gearbox.
At first glance, you instantly notice the simple yet stylish body lines all over the vehicle. The Jaguar F-Type is available in coupe or convertible body type. The coupe version has an option for an Aluminium roof, fixed panoramic roof and a carbon fibre roof.
Jaguar boast of its latest Computational Fluid Dynamic design combining a visually beautiful body line with an effective aerodynamic body allowing the vehicle to stabilize in high speeds.
The front-fascia sports an adaptive LED headlights with an LED "J" blade Daylight Running Lights (DLR). An air intake vents are located below the bumper with the Jaguar logo on the middle.
At the back, the F-Type sports a wide strip LED rear lights with beautifully flows up to the wheel arches at the back.
Inside the Jaguar F-Type, you'll be greeted with a luxurious yet sophisticated interior design. Soft panels are found all across the cabin with the option to tailor your vehicle to your likings. Every inch truly feels like it's a proper sports car with a dash perfectly centered towards the driver and a very comfortable yet high performing seats to hold the driver's body properly during tight turns.
The F-Type comes with a push start button fitting for a modern vehicle. Upfront are 2 large analog gauges: Speed meter and Tachometer. A digital display lies in the middle showing other important information needed. The gear lever is rather simple unlike other vehicles. Near the gear lever are buttons to manually active the gear performance, active exhaust, traction control and others.
The air-conditioning vents is brilliantly truckled on the dashboard where it stays hidden until the air-conditioning is activated.
The convertible variant can be operated while running given that the speed is under 30mph or 48kmh. The F-Type is surprisingly a quite car in the cabin, as long as you don't exceed the normal driving speeds and dynamic mode where its F-Type active exhaust comes into play.
The F-Type comes with a touchscreen infotainment system which is a little outdated compared to the competition. The infotainment system comes with a feature called "My Dynamic Setup" under this, you'll be able to setup your F-Types settings from engine, steering, gear shift and suspension. It also features a stop watch, G meter and pedal graph where the display shows when the driver is stepping on the accelerator or the brake pedal.
At the back, the F-Type comes with a boot with a capacity of 407(Coupe)/198(Convertible) liters.