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Jaguar's flagship F-Type two-seater sports car has been given a mid-life revamp and facelift in a bid to boost sales

por Cortney Dunford (2021-01-11)

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Jaguar's flagship F-Type two-seater sports car has been given a mid-life revamp and facelift in a bid to boost sales.

Prices of some of the most expensive models have also been trimmed - and equipment enhanced - to entice more buyers of the fast feline with a top speed of up to 186mph.

The big question is, are the surgically-enhanced features and the skinnier price tag enough to turn the heads of customers heading to Porsche dealerships to buy a Cayman? 

New cat in town: This is the revised Jaguar F-Type, featuring fresh new looks

Priced from £54,060 to £102,370, the revised F-Type marks the first revamp of the leaping car sports-car by Jaguar's new design director Julian Thomson. 

He took over this year from long-standing predecessor Ian Callum who brought Jaguar styling into the 21st century, including launching the F-Type in 2012. 

It became an instant hit, even landing the World Car Design of the Year award the year after it hit the market.

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But this refreshed version comes at a time when sports cars sales are struggling in the face of the growing trend for larger sports utility vehicles.

picjumbo-premium-happy-life-low.jpgThat means the sleek Jag has to have some serious stats.

Even the standard entry-level F-Type, priced from £54,060, in coupe and convertible form is no slouch.

Powered by a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder petrol engine, it develops 300 horsepower, accelerates from rest to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and will keep going until it hits 155mph.

The design hasn't changed all that much at the rear - not that it needed to, given how good it already looked

Jaguar hopes this facelift will help attract customers who might be tempted by the latest Porsches

The slimline LED headlights and redesigned clamshell bonnet stand out as the biggest changes

You don't have to pay too much of a price for all that performance; the average fuel consumption is claimed to be 34.9mpg and CO2 emissions are 184g/km.

At the pinnacle is the upgraded all-wheel drive F-Type R which replaces the previous and more expensive SVR derivative and priced from £97,280 costs £16,000 less. If you have any thoughts about in which and how to use When you need kitchen and bathroom remodeling work done in the Denver area, you can speak to us at our page.  

It is propelled by a mighty 575 horsepower - 25hp more than the pre-facelift example - 5.0-litre V8 that accelerates from rest to 60mph in just 3.5 seconds. 

All engines feature ‘active exhaust systems' as an option or as standard.

Jaguar said: ‘Pressing the start button brings the car to life with its hallmark exhaust flare as purposeful as ever.'

Even the standard entry-level F-Type, priced from £54,060, in coupe and convertible form is no slouch, though there are hotter versions like this F-Type R

The R is now the top of the range example, featuring a 575hp 5.0-litre V8 motor

The interior features a new infotainment system and a choice of sumptuous materials

It added: ‘Customers who choose the 450PS or 575PS supercharged V8s benefit from the new Quiet Start function, which ensures a more subtle, refined sound - the electrically-actuated bypass valves in the rear silencer remain closed until they automatically open up under load.

‘If desired, Quiet Start can be over-ridden by selecting Dynamic Mode or by pressing the switchable exhaust button before starting the engine.'

But Jaguar insists: ‘The distinctive crackle and pop remains.'

All models have a recalibrated 8-speed automatic Quickshift gearbox with faster gear changes using lessons learned from the limited-edition 200mph Jaguar XE SV Project 8.

Drivers can also switch to full manual control using either the SportShift gear selector or the steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Coupe and Convertible versions will be available, with the latter coming at a premium 

Jaguar's new design director Julian Thomson posing with the revised F-Type

Would you choose one over a Porsche Cayman? We think the Jaguar has a little extra drama



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