Tuesday, 02 June, 2020

The New Jaguar F-Type Is Here And It Looks Angry

The New Jaguar F-Type Is Here And It Looks Angry The New Jaguar F-Type Is Here And It Looks Angry
Cecil Davis | 04 December, 2019, 16:07

All are paired up with an 8-speed transmission with paddle shifters.

With respect to the powertrain options, the new Jaguar F-Type is available with a range of engines that includes the 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 296 bhp, along with the 3-litre Supercharged V6 with 375 bhp on tap. The 567 PS version will be exclusively offered with an all-wheel drive. For the top of the range all-wheel-drive F-Type R, Jaguar has raised the output from the supercharged V8 to 575PS and 700Nm (up from 550PS and 680Nm respectively).

After months of teasing the auto, Jaguar has finally pulled the wraps off the 2020 F-Type facelift globally. It enables the model to run from 0-60 miles per hour (0-96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 186 miles per hour (299 km/h).

One major advantage of the model with the smallest engine is its 120kg-lower kerb weight (it weighs 1,520kg against 1,640kg for the rear-wheel drive V8) which lightens the nose and improves steering response.

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The Jaguar F-Type is getting its first significant styling update for 2021, eight years after it first went on sale.

The most important exterior changes are ahead of the windscreen, aimed at giving the body a greater apparent length (no, it's not longer) and an even wider, more planted stance (neither is it wider). The V8 also comes with a "quiet mode" exhaust feature so as not to disturb your neighbors when starting the vehicle. But before you get enamored by the engine and exhaust sound, it's the way the new F-Type looks that will really get you going. There are new super-slim LED headlights with updated "Calligraphy" signature J daytime running lights, which are purposely created to give the vehicle a wider stance. The 300hp version retains a handsome central quadrilateral-shaped outlet and the V8s have quad systems that differ slightly in detail. The R rides on new 20-in wheels with specially developed 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20 Pirelli P Zero tires.

Entering the vehicle, you'll find the same theatrics as the previous model, with deployable door handles and air vents also featuring on the facelifted model, however there is a new Touch Pro infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, and the system will improve over time thanks to over-the-air software updates.

On the engine front, Jaguar has given the top model a slight boost, but we're surprised to see that the company's new straight-six petrol engine hasn't replaced the V6 option. The 2020 model does, however, retain the three rotary heating and ventilation controllers Jaguar regards as essential to a good driving machine.