The moment Jaguar fans have been feverishly waiting for is drawing closer as the F-TYPE shapes up for its UK launch. Due out this summer, the E-TYPE’s long-anticipated successor has had enthusiasts buzzing for months and detailed information has finally been released to give potential buyers a taste of what to expect.
Neatly balancing elegance with power, the F-TYPE clearly takes its cues from Jaguar’s sporting heritage. The muscular wings and sweeping bonnet complete with power bulge leave no doubts as to the performance delivered by the furious engine variants, while a streamlined profile and tapered rear enhance the car’s aerodynamics.
The Jaguar F-TYPE’s low ride height reflects the brand’s racing history and the seats hug you into a comfortable and secure position. The clear controls and large touchscreen set into the centre binnacle provide a simple and effective way to activate the model’s various functions from climate control to music. And speaking of music, there’s a choice of three audio systems offering state-of-the-art sound for your personal soundtrack.
If you prefer the raw tones of power, you can turn the stereo off and enjoy the reassuringly throaty growl of the engine that settles to the kind of purr Jaguar drivers have come to know and love. Jaguar’s figures claim a 0-60mph time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 171mph for the V6S variant — worthy credentials for any supercar. Combined fuel economy, meanwhile, is a highly respectable 31mpg.
On the road, the F-TYPE more than delivers. The chassis and suspension have been fine tuned to tame the roughest of surfaces and the superb weight distribution results in a balanced, agile drive. Transmission is smooth whether it’s controlled by the central gearstick or the shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel, while Jaguar’s usual range of clever technologies such as corner recognition and the speed matching management system assist the drive, making it precise and exhilarating in every aspect.
Undoubtedly, despite its estimated price tag of £58,000, the Jaguar F-TYPE will be snapped up by sportscar fans and long-time Jaguar aficionados alike. And who can argue with them when faced with a car that displays such distinct prowess on the road? Are you looking forward to the Jaguar F-TYPE launch in the UK?
Thanks to Charlotte Carlton.