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.
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.
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
Also look at:
- Simply beautiful design
- Hedonistic pleasure
- Overall balance and Engine/transmission
- Long and expensive options list
- Not the AWD version
- No Head up Display
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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