It has been 51 very long years since the Jaguar E-Type blew peoples minds both in terms of performance and design. “The most beautiful car in the world” commented the legendary Enzo Ferrari… Low, sleek and fast! The E-Type was the quickest car money could by when it was new and was by far the most technologically advanced. In 1974 it met its end and with no successor in place the world forgot what a performance focused Jaguars were all about. But now after months of being teased, here is the Jaguar F-Type.
Well Jaguar certainly got the styling right! It is achingly beautiful, particularly looking at it from its short sloping rear. This car more than rekindles old fires, it sticks a lump of plastic explosive into the mix. Brimming with the latest technology, the cockpit is extremely driver focused and enjoys the fantastic Jaguar design elements from its siblings. The F-Type comes in three flavors; F-Type, F-Type S and the F-Type V8 S. The all aluminium body comes only as a convertible, a couple will follow at a later date. The F-Type and F-Type S are powered by Jaguars new supercharged 3.0 litre V6 that produces 380BHP and 339lb-ft of torque. The V8 S uses, you guessed it, a V8. The supercharged 5.0 litre cranks out 495BHP and 460lb-ft of torque. 0-60MPH in the V8 is done and dusted in just 4.2 seconds, not to mention its electronically limited top speed of 186MPH.
To be priced below the Porsche 911, the F-Type has indeed matched the hype.