The new Jaguar F-Type is finally here
Six years after the introduction of the F-Type, Jaguar unveils a face-lifted M.Y. 2020 version with a new V8, more tech and a slightly different design. Nothing too dramatic because, as they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Even though the F-Type isn't exactly the cheapest car in the world (understatement), it has enjoyed both critical and commercial success because it looks good, it sounds great and gives you thrills and that's something most modern cars can't do.
It was already an attractive car and Jaguar knew it, and that means they haven't changed much. The rear end of the car looks almost exactly the same except the new lights are more angular. The front end looks a bit different, with new LED headlights and low-slung "nose". The bonnet/trunk is also slight different with new air scoops.
Inside you'll find the same layout and the same style and features albeit with two major changes. One, there's a new 12.3-inch instrument cluster and two, the infotainment system has been modified and improved with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and it now supports on-air updates.
The V6 is still available (for now) but crucially there's a new V8. The SVR model now makes 575 hp and 516 torques, 0-60 is done in 3.5 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph. In addition to that, European buyers (only) will get another type V8, this one makes 444 and comes with something called Quiet Start, which allows you to start the car and get going with the exhaust valves closed so as not to wake up your neighbours.
Prices are set to start around $61,600/64,200 (coupe/convertible) in the US, around £53,000 in the UK and €63-65,000 in Italy.