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PostHeaderIcon Insider Knowledge – You can Save BIG Money on the Jaguar F-Type Right Now

So, here’s the deal – Jaguar isn’t advertising it, but it’s dealers are getting a major discount for each Jaguar F-Type sold. How Much? As much as $30,000 Gertrude; that’s how much. The nitty-gritty: Dealers are getting $30,000 cash incentives on the F-Type SVR, $20,000 on the F-Type R, and $10,000 on the F-Type V-6. So, if you’re planning to buy an F-Type, walk into your dealer with this knowledge, otherwise, they might try to get one over on you. Either way, this is a pretty big deal, and even if some dealers try to play stupid, others out there are already applying a full discount. And, they should.

See, the whole point of this huge dealer cash incentive is to help them move 2017 inventories, not for them to make $30,000 on some poor guy who doesn’t know what’s going on. The dealers can mark them down as much as they want, to the maximum amount and will still get their full incentive, but, there’s a catch. See, the dealers only get the cash incentive if the sale isn’t combined with promotional financing. That means you’re either paying case or walking into the door with a check pre-written by the loan agent at your bank or credit union – you know, outside financing.

With that in mind, you could – in theory – get yourself a V-6 F-Type for as little as $50,000 if your dealer has one in stock and will give you the full $10,000 cash incentive. OF course, most dealers have already sold out of the base model, as usual, so you’ll probably have to go for an R or SVT, both of which will drain the bank a bit more. But, with when you take into account that just a week ago the F-Type SVR had a sticker of $130,000, and you can now find them listed for just over $100,000, you’re still getting a damn good deal for a car that’s still new. Oh and, by the way, there’ are absolutely no dals on the table for buying or leasing a 2018 model with all current offers expiring after the new-years blowout on January 1, 2018. So, I wouldn’t hold my breath expecting to get a better deal on a 2018 model and, for what it’s worth, the 2018 model will probably be the exact same anyway so do yourself a favor and take advantage of this deal while you still can.

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Read our full review on the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR.


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Read our full review on the 2017 Jaguar F-Type.


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Read our full driven review on the 2016 Jaguar F-Type R.



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PostHeaderIcon Jaguar Travels The World To Show The People Of Dull And Boring The F-Type: Video

Believe it or not, but the world is a pretty interesting place. It’s so interesting that there are actual places in the world that have some unique names. Take Boring, Oregon and Dull, Scotland as two examples. They’re not exactly bustling cities. In fact, Dull is literally made up of a single street and has a population of no more than 100 people. Boring, on the other hand, is a megacity by comparison, though its population is less than 8,000 residents. Well, Jaguar has paired the towns together in what it calls the “Pair for the Ages.” So why exactly did Jaguar pick these map dots? Because where else would the Jaguar F-Type stand out so well?

The F-Type’s visit is all part of a promotional campaign by Jaguar to bring some life to these desolate places. The visit itself is newsworthy on its own, but Jaguar took it a step further by inviting residents of both Dull, Scotland and Boring, Oregon to give the sports car a spin. The results are what you’d expect. The four people who were given the opportunity to drive and ride the F-Type had the time of their lives. On top go that, they also caused a few scenes in the towns, thanks in large part to the rip-roaring noise of the F-Type’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The whole video is a good example of Jaguar’s growing cheekiness as a company. It’s funny and informative at the same time (I didn’t even know there was a Dull, Scotland and Boring, Oregon). Best of all, the video gave the residents of the two towns a good idea on what the F-Type is all about itself. Hopefully, next time, Jaguar can petition the League of Extraordinary Communities – an actual organization – to head to the third community of these pairings: Bland, New South Wales, Australia. Who knows, the league could grow if it adds Ordinary, Maine, U.S. into the fold.

PostHeaderIcon A Jaguar F-Type with a Four-Cylinder? New Entry Level Trim on the Way

Around since 2013, the F-Type is Jaguar’s newest sports car, a spiritual successor to the E-Type, and an all-out replacement for the XK. Up until now, you could get it with a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that’s tuned to deliver either 340 horsepower in entry-level form or 380 horsepower in S form. Or you could get a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 tuned to deliver either 550 horsepower or 575 ponies if you went with the range-topping SVR trim. Prices ranged anywhere from about $61,000 to more than $125,000 for the SVR, but as fate would have it, the F-type just might get a little more affordable and easier to obtain by those without deep pockets.

So, what’s the big deal here? Well, the F-Type is now going to be offered in entry-level form with a four-cylinder engine. But, don’t go freaking out, punching walls, or setting shit on fire just yet. See, the new four-cylinder in question is a 2.0-liter turbo with 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque on tap. Not bad, huh? Jaguar hasn’t mentioned where maximum horsepower kicks in within the powerband, but all of that torque is available at an excessively low 1,500 rpm – obviously, made possible by a healthy dose of turbo goodness. Power will be routed to the wheels via an eight-speed Quickshift automatic.

Sounds pretty wild, right? Well, keep reading to learn more about this new, all-aluminum, Ingenium engine and what makes it tick.

Continue reading for the full story.


PostHeaderIcon Official: Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder

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The latest addition to the really extensive F-Type family is an efficient four-pot version. The 2018 Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder comes with a 2.0 liter engine but it’s no slouch since that 2.0 liter is capable of making 300 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful engines of its kind in the world. 

That means Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder has only 40 horsepower less than the V6 model and yet because it is lighter the performance is not that different. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes just 5.4 seconds and maximum speed is 155 mph, which is quick by any standards. Best of all, the four-banger F-Type enjoys a fuel consumption reduction of more than 16 per cent compared to the 340 PS V6, and has CO2 emissions of just 163g/km.

The 300 PS and 400 Nm 2.0 liter engine in the Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder features especially tuned intake and exhaust manifolds so despite having less cylinder than its big brothers, this little sports car sounds just as wild. An assortment of driving aids are also present to make sure you don’t get carried away with the power. The list includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Lane Keep Assist.

Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder goes on sale shortly with a starting price of £49,900. If that sounds dear for a four-cylinder car, keep in mind this is no ordinary four-cylinder, but a posh and beautiful one with a four-pot that puts to shame most V6s.

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The latest addition to the really extensive F-Type family is an efficient four-pot version. The 2018 Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder comes with a 2.0 liter engine but it’s no slouch since that 2.0 liter is capable of making 300 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful engines of its kind in the world. 

That means Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder has only 40 horsepower less than the V6 model and yet because it is lighter the performance is not that different. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes just 5.4 seconds and maximum speed is 155 mph, which is quick by any standards. Best of all, the four-banger F-Type enjoys a fuel consumption reduction of more than 16 per cent compared to the 340 PS V6, and has CO2 emissions of just 163g/km.

The 300 PS and 400 Nm 2.0 liter engine in the Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder features especially tuned intake and exhaust manifolds so despite having less cylinder than its big brothers, this little sports car sounds just as wild. An assortment of driving aids are also present to make sure you don’t get carried away with the power. The list includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Lane Keep Assist.

Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder goes on sale shortly with a starting price of £49,900. If that sounds dear for a four-cylinder car, keep in mind this is no ordinary four-cylinder, but a posh and beautiful one with a four-pot that puts to shame most V6s.

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PostHeaderIcon Official: Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder

Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder-0

The latest addition to the really extensive F-Type family is an efficient four-pot version. The 2018 Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder comes with a 2.0 liter engine but it’s no slouch since that 2.0 liter is capable of making 300 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful engines of its kind in the world. 

That means Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder has only 40 horsepower less than the V6 model and yet because it is lighter the performance is not that different. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes just 5.4 seconds and maximum speed is 155 mph, which is quick by any standards. Best of all, the four-banger F-Type enjoys a fuel consumption reduction of more than 16 per cent compared to the 340 PS V6, and has CO2 emissions of just 163g/km.

The 300 PS and 400 Nm 2.0 liter engine in the Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder features especially tuned intake and exhaust manifolds so despite having less cylinder than its big brothers, this little sports car sounds just as wild. An assortment of driving aids are also present to make sure you don’t get carried away with the power. The list includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Lane Keep Assist.

Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder goes on sale shortly with a starting price of £49,900. If that sounds dear for a four-cylinder car, keep in mind this is no ordinary four-cylinder, but a posh and beautiful one with a four-pot that puts to shame most V6s.

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PostHeaderIcon Official: Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder

Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder-0

The latest addition to the really extensive F-Type family is an efficient four-pot version. The 2018 Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder comes with a 2.0 liter engine but it’s no slouch since that 2.0 liter is capable of making 300 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful engines of its kind in the world. 

That means Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder has only 40 horsepower less than the V6 model and yet because it is lighter the performance is not that different. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes just 5.4 seconds and maximum speed is 155 mph, which is quick by any standards. Best of all, the four-banger F-Type enjoys a fuel consumption reduction of more than 16 per cent compared to the 340 PS V6, and has CO2 emissions of just 163g/km.

The 300 PS and 400 Nm 2.0 liter engine in the Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder features especially tuned intake and exhaust manifolds so despite having less cylinder than its big brothers, this little sports car sounds just as wild. An assortment of driving aids are also present to make sure you don’t get carried away with the power. The list includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Lane Keep Assist.

Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder goes on sale shortly with a starting price of £49,900. If that sounds dear for a four-cylinder car, keep in mind this is no ordinary four-cylinder, but a posh and beautiful one with a four-pot that puts to shame most V6s.

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PostHeaderIcon Official: Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder

Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder-0

The latest addition to the really extensive F-Type family is an efficient four-pot version. The 2018 Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder comes with a 2.0 liter engine but it’s no slouch since that 2.0 liter is capable of making 300 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful engines of its kind in the world. 

That means Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder has only 40 horsepower less than the V6 model and yet because it is lighter the performance is not that different. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes just 5.4 seconds and maximum speed is 155 mph, which is quick by any standards. Best of all, the four-banger F-Type enjoys a fuel consumption reduction of more than 16 per cent compared to the 340 PS V6, and has CO2 emissions of just 163g/km.

The 300 PS and 400 Nm 2.0 liter engine in the Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder features especially tuned intake and exhaust manifolds so despite having less cylinder than its big brothers, this little sports car sounds just as wild. An assortment of driving aids are also present to make sure you don’t get carried away with the power. The list includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed Limiter and Lane Keep Assist.

Jaguar F-Type Four-Cylinder goes on sale shortly with a starting price of £49,900. If that sounds dear for a four-cylinder car, keep in mind this is no ordinary four-cylinder, but a posh and beautiful one with a four-pot that puts to shame most V6s.

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PostHeaderIcon Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition

Despite some initial skepticism surrounding the car when it first burst into the scene back in back in 2013, the Jaguar F-Type has flipped the script on those narratives by making a compelling case as one of the most enjoyable sports cars on the market. That’s a testament to Jaguar, who saw the potential for the car and worked tirelessly to make it happen. Fast forward to today and the F-Type is still going strong with close to 15,000 units sold since it first entered the market. And so, as the F-Type prepares to enter the new year, Jaguar is throwing a handful of updates its way to go with the debut of the F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition, a special edition variant that will only be available for 2018 F-Type models.

The F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition comes with special indicators that should let customers know that they’re buying a variant of the sports car that’s going to be sold for only a short period of time. It’s hardly a surprise that Jaguar is making this move, in large part because it already has a number of F-Type variants on the market today. Instead of adding another one into the mix, it’s packaging it as a special edition that not only carries unique cosmetic features, but it also has a specific output that no other F-Type variant has. Judging by the name it’s been given, we can all venture a guess how much power this version of the F-Type is going to have.

It’s unclear though if Jaguar plans to sell the F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition in all the markets where you can find F-Type models, although it did say that the model will be sold “worldwide, but for one model year only.” Expect more details to arrive regarding the availability of the F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition in specific markets, but at least for Jaguar’s home market of the U.K., the special edition F-Type is scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of 2017 at a starting price of £70,115, or around $85,360 based on current exchange rates.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Jaguar F-Type Sport 400 Launch Edition.


PostHeaderIcon NHTSA Issues Recall Of Jaguar F-Type SVR Because Of A Suspension Bolt

Recalls happen in the auto industry far more often than most people realize. It could be any number of things affecting any kind of model, but if the National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration deems it necessary, these recalls are going to happen time and time again. I say this because Jaguar has announced a recall of its most exotic model, the range-topping variant of the F-Type sports car, the F-Type SVR, over faulty suspension bolts.

Actually, the only defect is a single suspension bolt that connects the rear lower control arms to the knuckle assembly. The specifics of the defect wasn’t mentioned, only that if the bolt “fails,” the entire rear control arm assembly may separate from the car, resulting in a “loss of control and increased risk of a crash.”

There’s something sneakily hilarious about a recall for the Jaguar F-Type SVR being implemented because of a single suspension bolt, but the ramifications of not heeding the recall are certainly no laughing matter. As such, the recall for the 23 F-Type SVR affected units in the US, built between February 2016 to August 2016 US, should be treated with utmost importance.

The recall is expected to begin on December 19, 2016, although Jaguar will also notify affected owners ahead of schedule. Like always, owners are urged to bring their F-Type SVRs to their local dealerships, where the bolt will be replaced at no cost to the owner.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.


PostHeaderIcon The Jaguar F-Type SVR's Sun Visors Are Laughable

There’s plenty to love about the Jaguar F-Type SVR. From its 575-horsepower supercharged V-8 and fantastic handling to its leather-lined cabin and intricate detailing. But there’s one aspect the F-Type seems inadequate in: its laughably small sun visors.

The little sun blockers measure about three to four inches in height when “deployed,” only shading your eyes if the sun is in a narrow section of the sky. What’s worse, the visors don’t rotate to block sun at the side windows. This leaves the driver with either burning retinas or fending for himself with a pair of sunglasses.

For those consumed with vanity, the visors’ mirrors are even more laughable. Their surface area is probably no bigger than a business card. There’s also no light that comes on, forcing you to use the reading light located above the rearview mirror.

This isn’t just some oversight by Jaguar’s interior engineers, however. The visors’ shape is dictated by the roofline and the narrow opening of the windshield. See, Jaguar uses the same visors in the F-Type coupe as it does the convertible. With the drop-top down, it’s clear to see why the visors aren’t larger. They’d stick out past the windshield hoop.

Perhaps Jag should use different visors for the coupe. Perhaps it’s just a small, nit-picky inconvenience that’s not even worth worrying about. After all, the visors hardly spoiled by week’s time in the F-Type SVR. Be sure to read my full review on the car here.


PostHeaderIcon Jaguar F-Type SVR – Driven

Since its introduction for the 2013 model year, the F-Type has been praised for its sultry looks, high-end cockpit, and pair of potent engines. The F-Type, especially the F-Type R, still remains one of Britain’s best two-seat sports cars, but Jaguar felt it time to up the ante. The mad scientists inside Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations department were let loose to develop the F-Type Project 7 – a car which was as much a design concept as a test bed for high-performance parts. Now SVO brings several of the Project 7’s advancements to the 2017 F-Type’s SVR package.

Lighter wheels, optional carbon ceramic brakes, improved aerodynamics, sharpened handling via improved suspension components, more horsepower and torque, and a true, dual-pipe exhaust system constructed from titanium all make the list. The result is a 575-horsepower F-Type with a quickened 0-to-60 mph time, better limit handling on the track, and a top speed that hits the magic 200 digit.

Make no mistake – the F-Type SVR is every inch a supercar. Jaguar’s SVO team pushed it over the edge, making it the fastest production Jaguar ever while giving it a renewed list of competitors like the Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 911 Carrera S, and even the McLaren 570S.

Speaking of mistakes, Jaguar threw me the keys to the 2017 F-Type SVR for a week. It wasn’t a mistake on Jag’s part, but on mine for accepting them. Now, sadly, I’m jaded, deaf, and searching for a Kidney buyer willing to pay $150,000. Oh, and I probably have a noise complaint from the HOA in my mailbox.

Continue reading for the full driven review.


PostHeaderIcon Jaguar F-Type by B&B Automobiltechnik

The Jaguar F-Type has been called many things, and as the ultimate sports car in the Jaguar family, it bears a lot of responsibility to make a good impression on the auto industry. To Jag’s credit, it prepared the F-Type to do just that and a lot of people have taken notice. That includes the tuning world, as is the case with German tuner B&B Automobiltechnik, which has a new tuning program for the F-Type. This kit is as extensive as they come as it offers plenty of engine upgrade packages for three different variants of the F-Type. The range-topper of the lot, the F-Type SVR, headlines the list with a package that brings an output of 645 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.

In addition, B&B is also offering engine upgrade packages for the F-Type V8 S and the F-Type R with each program designed to net more power and performance out of the Jag sports car. Chassis and suspension modifications are also being offered, as is a new set of 21-inch wheels. All of these upgrades meet a certain standard that we’ve come to know from B&B Automobiltechnik.

Owners of the F-Type should take note of what B&B Automobiltechnik is offering for the Jaguar F-Type. As the face of the British automaker’s performance lineup, the F-Type and all of its variants have to live up to the expectations that have been set for it. These upgrades from B&B help Jag meet those expectations.

Continue after the jump to read the full review.


PostHeaderIcon Jaguar Kicks Off Wimbledon Campaign With Commercial Starring Andy Murray: Video

As the official car provider of the Championships, otherwise known to everybody as Wimbledon, Jaguar is making its presence felt ahead of this year’s tournament with the launch of the #FeelWimbledon campaign. To give the campaign a public face, the British automaker has even enlisted the services of 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to serve as brand ambassador for the tournament, which kicks off on June 27, 2016.

Speaking of Murray, Jaguar has also created a promotional video featuring the tennis player and a number of Jag models, specifically the XE, F-Type SVR, and the company’s new Formula E race car. The premise of the ad is pretty straight-forward. One at a time, the three Jaguars take to the line with a target placed at the rear section of the cars. Once the Jaguar speeds up, Murray is tasked to hit a serve into the target. Standard tennis scoring applies so, if he misses, Jaguar gets the score and if he connects, he gets the score. One at a time, the XE and F-Type SVR take in their runs before the Formula E race car comes into the picture. What follows is a pretty funny exchange between Murray and the driver, who is probably one of the last people you’d expect to see behind the wheel of a race car, let alone Jag’s new Formula E contender.

In addition to the Murray ad, Jaguar’s #FeelWimbledon campaign will also touch down in various locations around the country, specifically the Goodwood Festival of Speed where extensive promotional activities are being planned to raise awareness for the campaign. The British automaker also hired a coupe of digital specialist companies – Mindshare and Hammerhead – to create a 360-degree virtual reality tour of Center Court from the perspective of the number one British player in the world.

All of these marketing endeavors are tied into the five-year partnership Jaguar signed with the All-England Club in 2015.


PostHeaderIcon Jaguar F-Type

Jag’s sleek and sporty two-door F-Type has been around since 2013, first as a roadster, then later as a coupe. Both body styles have offered a slew of performance levels, from the 340-horsepower base model, to the fire-breathing 575-horsepower SVR range topper. But now it’s time for a refresh, and as such, the Brits are prepping the new F-Type for a reveal sometime in 2017 (current speculation points to the Geneva Motor Show). Our spy photographers managed to snag the updated model carving up the Nurburgring, and at first blush, it looks to get the usual nip-and-tuck treatment for exterior styling. Details on the interior and drivetrain are a little more vague, but rumor has it there’s gonna be new infotainment gear and more efficient engines. Most (if not all) of these changes should apply equally to both the coupe and convertible.

In the three years it’s has been on the market, the F-Type has expanded its appeal by adding the option for a manual transmission, AWD, and more power. However, this is the first time Jag has messed with the original formula, which begs the question – will it be better or worse than before?

Continue reading to learn more about the future Jaguar F-Type.


PostHeaderIcon Jaguar Pondering New Project 7 Sports Car

Launched in 2013, Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division made its debut with the F-Type Project 7 at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Essentially a beefed-up F-Type with a special body and revised aerodynamics, the Project 7 was a huge success, with all 250 units selling out in no time despite the $165,000 sticker. Two years have passed since the limited-edition F-Type made its debut and Jaguar is already pondering a successor to the Project 7.

According to Auto Express, Jaguar bosses are already thinking about a new model that would take the whole concept “a step further” by making it “more of an individual car than an F-Type.” Design director Ian Callum declined to elaborate on what that would mean, but it seems that the F-Type will again be used as a base for the next Project 7. Our best guess is that Jaguar will make it lighter and more powerful (although not by much) and experiment with a more radical design.

On the other hand, the new car might not arrive sooner than 2016. “The business case is hugely difficult,” said Callum. “What can you charge for it? What do you charge for a Jaguar? How far can it go? With a supercar like the C-X75, you could probably go to £1 million, but with a limited number of, say, 200 cars. And even that, as a business case, was pushing it. So if you’re going to get into the realms of something that’s a modified F-Type, it’s very difficult.”

Needless to say, the previous Project 7 is tough to beat. The D-Type-inspired roadster was 176 pounds lighter than the F-Type V8 S at 3,571 pounds and had a stunning power-to-weight ratio thanks to its 567-horsepower and 502-pound-feet supercharged engine. The suspension system gained several motorsport-bred components that made the Project 7 act like a full-fledged race car on the track. Jaguar will need to take it up a notch to come up with a better car using the same platform.

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PostHeaderIcon Michelle Rodriguez Goes Fast and Furious With The F-Type SVR: Video

Professional race car drivers routinely go in excess of 200 mph. It’s part of their job, as they say. But, for ordinary folks like you and me, 200 mph is no small feat. That’s even true for some of Hollywood’s most daring celebrities, a group that most people say Michelle Rodriguez is a part of. The Fast & Furious star definitely knows her away around cars, but even with her kind of experience around fast cars, driving at 200 mph has yet to be checked off of her bucket list.

To her good fortune, she got the chance to do just that after getting invited by Jaguar to drive the F-Type SVR, the fastest series production vehicle the British automaker has ever built, up to its absolute limit. Rodriguez jumped at the chance to give it a go, which led her to Highway 318 in Nevada, home to the world renowned Silver State Classic Challenge road race. There, the 37-year old actress was given just one edict: try to get the F-Type SVR to hit its top speed of 200 mph. Pretty easy, right?

As “easy” as it sounds, there’s still an element of risk attached to the attempt, hence Jaguar’s disclaimer that the stunt was “supervised by a professional driver on closed roads”. In the end, none of it mattered to Rodriguez, who not only achieved her goal of going 200 mph – the fastest she’s ever driven a car – but more importantly, she actually hit 201 mph in the F-Type SVR, which is faster than Jaguar’s published top speed for the sports car! If that doesn’t scream incredible to you, I don’t know what will.

I guess Jaguar has to set the record straight now. The F-Type SVR can go up to as high as 201 mph. Michelle Rodriguez, of all people, proved that.


PostHeaderIcon Jaguar F-Type Sedan Is Worth Considering

Jaguar F-Type Sedan

Jaguar, as you know, have already made many different variants of the F-Type sports car – from coupe, to convertible, R, SVR, all-wheel-drive, and Project 7. Now, we think, it’s time they consider a four-door version. As you can see here, a Jaguar F-Type Sedan could be a nice addition to the range.

Granted, the Jaguar F-Type Sedan in this rendering is not a full-blown saloon car, as that nicely curved rear-end makes it more of a shooting brake. But the point is, a four-door F-Type makes a lot of sense if just for the fact that it offers more of a beautiful thing. It’s sort of like if Megan Fox was taller… or had a bigger butt. You get the picture.

This four-door F-Type looks particularly cool thanks to a range of modifications the designer has applied to it. He has slammed the car on a set of large aftermarket wheel and also given it a subtle aero kit with front and rear spoilers and side skirts. but even without the extra goodies, this four-door Jag looks lightyears better than the company’s own XE and XF.

We would definitely like to see this thing in production, preferably with the 550 horsepower supercharged V8 of the F-Type R under the bonnet.

Rendering by Rain Prisk Design

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PostHeaderIcon Jaguar F-Type SVR Pricing Revealed

Jaguar F-Type SVR Price-0

Jaguar has opened the order books for the new ultra high performance variant of the F-Type sports car ahead of the car’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show and its market launch this summer. The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR is priced at £110,000 for the Coupe and £115,485 for the Convertible.

You are probably familiar with the specs and details of Jaguar F-Type SVR, but let’s go over them one more time real quick. The SVR gets a 575PS and 700Nm version of the firm’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine which enables the hard-core sports car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 mph. The Convertible is a tad slower, but still seriously fast for a such gorgeous drop-top.

It is going to be easy telling Jaguar F-Type SVR apart from the other variants of the car – and there’s a lot of them – thanks mainly to a bespoke aero kit consisting of front bumper and splitter, flat underfloor, carbon fibre active rear wing and rear venturi reduces lift and drag. The car also comes with 20-inch forged wheels and Titanium and Inconel exhaust system.

Other highlights include new dampers and anti-roll bars, wider tyres, SVR-tuned Quickshift transmission and the Electric Power-Assisted Steering, Adaptive Dynamics, Torque Vectoring, Dynamic Stability Control and All-Wheel Drive systems, Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes, and unique SVR interior.

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PostHeaderIcon Motor Trend Lines Up The Mercedes-AMG GT S And The Jaguar F-Type Coupe R: Video

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S and the 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R are two of the most talked-about sports cars today. Not only do they look drop-dead gorgeous, but they also come with heavy-hitting engines. The F-Type may have the advantage in power – 550 horsepower to 462 horsepower – but the AMG GT S’s combination of unmatched handling and state-of-the-art tech has made it the quintessential sports car for the discerning enthusiast. Either way, both cars are great choices, making it more difficult to pick which of the two is the better sports car.

To help answer that conundrum, Motor Trend lined up the AMG GT S and the F-Type Coupe R in its latest episode of Head 2 Head. MT Senior Features Editor Jonny Lieberman took up the task of giving a rundown of the two cars, including some new features for the new 2016 models. Here’s a little spoiler of sorts: the biggest addition in the F-Type Coupe R is so important it turned the entire script on the car’s driving experience. But, was it enough to convince Lieberman that the Jag is a better overall sports car than the Mercedes-AMG?

As usual, I’m not going to reveal the synopsis of the episode because it’s better if you hear the verdict from the horse’s mouth itself. Ok, just one more teeny-tiny spoiler. Lieberman did have his choice, but it was so close that he had to enlist the help of race car driver and Head 2 Head staple Randy Pobst to perform practical exams, including hot laps, on both the AMG GT S and the F-Type Coupe R at Willow Springs.

Check out the video to see which of the sports cars ended up getting the stamp of approval.


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