Already recognised as the most dynamically capable, performance-focused Jaguar, the F-Type sports car continues to evolve, with a fresh look, state-of-the-art infotainment system and world-first ReRun app that combines vehicle data with GoPro video to enhance the driving experience.
Since launch in 2012, Jaguar’s all-aluminium two-seater has firmly established itself as the best-selling sports car in its segment in its home market and has won nearly 160 awards worldwide. The unrivalled balance of seductive design, stunning performance and outstanding dynamics has always made the F-Type unique, in a range that has evolved to include coupé bodystyles, manual transmissions and intelligent all-wheel-drive.
Every F-Type now features the Touch Pro infotainment system. Its super-fast responses, intuitive tablet-style operation, intelligent navigation functions such as Share ETA and online services such as real-time traffic and live weather reports make every journey more rewarding and put a world of information at the driver’s fingertips.
True enthusiasts will be able to capture and share their driving experiences using the new ReRun app developed in collaboration with GoPro. In a world-first, ReRun combines real-time video from the driver’s GoPro with key vehicle performance data including speed, throttle position, gear selection, braking force and g-force. The high-quality video, including unique “highlights” sections, can be downloaded to the driver’s smartphone and shared on social media.
The F-Type’s award-wining design is now stronger and more focused, with clearer visual range differentiation thanks to model-specific front bumpers. Full LED headlights boost the cat’s visual appeal still further and help improve driver safety and comfort.
The addition of lightweight slimline seats (which save more than 8kg) and new chrome and aluminium trim finishers heighten the driver-focussed feel of the interior and perfectly complement the enhanced interior colour schemes, which include the Siena Tan leather option now available across the range.
To mark the introduction of the new F-Type range Jaguar has developed the exclusive 400 Sport launch edition, which will go on sale worldwide but for one model-year only. Power from the new 400bhp version of the 3-litre supercharged V6 engine is complemented by an uprated chassis comprising the Super Performance braking system, Configurable Dynamics and 20-inch wheels with a unique Dark Satin Grey finish.
Distinctive Yellow and Dark Satin Grey “400 Sport” badges on the rear of the car and on the front splitter hint at the extra power concealed beneath the clamshell bonnet and perfectly complement the choice of Indus Silver, Santorini Black and Yulong White metallic paint. Interior design elements include “400 Sport” branding in the centre console, steering wheel, treadplates and embroidered headrests. Yellow contrast stitching features throughout the cabin.
The R-Dynamic model is new to the core range. This specification is available with both the 340bhp and 380bhp versions of the supercharged V6, broadening customer choice, and is distinguished by 19-inch and 20-inch alloy wheel designs and by the front bumper’s Gloss Black aperture bezels. The distinctive Gloss Black finish is also applied to the front splitter, bonnet vents, side sills and rear diffuser.
Joining the F-Type’s comprehensive suite of driver assistance systems is a semi-automated park assist function designed to make parallel parking in even the tightest of spaces quicker and easier.
Read our review of the outgoing F-Type SVR.