Jaguar F-TYPE P380 R Dynamic Radio Review

Jaguar E-TYPE was possibly the most beautiful sports car of its time, does the F-TYPE repeat history? Jaguar F-TYPE, first launched in 2012, is the spiritual and visual embodiment of the E-TYPE classic sports car. The F-TYPE is simply stunning in design.

Jaguar F-TYPE P380 R Dynamic low frofile front

From the low sloping bonnet with power bulges and vents to the rounded hatchback design with central twin exhaust pipes, its pure symmetry. I got more people stopping and looking or watching as I drove past in this car than almost anything else I have driven. People love the design.

I drove a silver P380 R Dynamic version with the silky smooth 3.0L Supercharged V6 engine that produces power of 280Kw driving the rear wheels through an eight speed Quickshift transmission. The P380 will go from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds and tops out at 275 km/h.

Even though I am built like a bear at 190cm tall I actually fit rather comfortably in the driver’s seat, and there is enough room for luggage for two for a weekend away.

Jaguar F-TYPE P380 R Dynamic interior

Priced from around $199,900 as tested the F-TYPE possesses a level of sophisticated simplicity that not only pays homage to its heritage but also belies its futuristic appeal it has character aplenty.

I’m Rob Fraser

Jaguar F-TYPE P380 R Dynamic dash

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What’s Good:

  • Simply beautiful design
  • Hedonistic pleasure
  • Overall balance and Engine/transmission

What’s Not:

  • Long and expensive options list
  • Not the AWD version
  • No Head up Display

Jaguar F-TYPE P380 R Dynamic rear

Model    2021 Jaguar F-TYPE P380 R Dynamic Coupé

  • Model Price        From $172,735 MLP* $199,835 MLP* as tested.
  • Engine                  3.0L V6 Supercharged petrol
  • Drivetrain            8 Sp AT RWD
  • Power                280 kW @ 6500 rpm
  • Torque               460 Nm @ 3500 – 5500 rpm
  • Safety                TBA ANCAP
  • CO2                      148 g/km
  • Economy             8.6L/100 km ADR
  • Servicing            Free for 5 yrs/130,000km
  • 0-100km/h          4.9 secs
  • Top Speed           275km/h
  • Warranty             3 Yrs. / 100,000 km 3 Yrs. Roadside Assist

*Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options

Overall Rating    88/100

  • Behind the Wheel 9
  • Comfort 9
  • Equipment 8
  • Practicality 8
  • Performance 9
  • Ride & Handling 9
  • Fit for Purpose 10
  • Street Appeal 10
  • Fun Factor 9
  • Value for Money 7

 

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.