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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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?
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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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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.
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
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.
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.
Following an early leakage which brought to us the first official pictures of the new Jaguar F-Type SVR, the British company has now gone ahead and officially confirmed the debut of the super sports car at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The only information they divulge for now is that the SVR is a 200 mph car.
Of course, we know from the leak that Jaguar F-Type SVR is powered by a 575 horsepower version of the same 5.5 liter supercharged V8 engine that is used in the R Coupe. Compared to that car though, the SVR gets a much nicer aero kit complete with a fixed rear spoiler, and it comes in both coupe and convertible body styles.
Undoubtedly, the SVR F-Type, made by the Jaguar’s Special Operations unit, is lighter, faster, and louder than all the previous versions of the sports car. But we reckon the very best version, overall, is still going to be the V6 S model. There is a limit to how loud, how quick, and how expensive a car in this class should be, and the SVR sort of exceeds all of them.
“The new F-TYPE SVR is the first series production Jaguar to be developed by Special Vehicle Operations and benefits from everything we know about precision engineering, performance and design. “The result is a 200mph, all-weather supercar that you can drive every day – we even made a Convertible version so that enthusiasts can revel in the sound from the new titanium exhaust system.”
As if there wasn’t enough variants of the F-Type already available, Jaguar has prepared yet another new model which they will most likely introduce at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. It’s a good one though, the new Jaguar F-Type SVR, sitting at the top of the food chain with a 575 horsepower engine.
The SVR on this car means it is a product of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations unit. That means it will be produced in limited numbers and come sporting a fat price tag. That also means Jaguar F-Type SVR is going to be seriously quick, properly loud, and pretty awesome to look at.
As you can see in these leaked images taken from the car’s official brochure, Jaguar F-Type SVR comes with a bespoke body kit with larger air intakes at the front, revised sills and skirts, 20-inch wheels, and a fixed rear spoiler. This car is like a toned-down version of the F-Type Project 7 which is already sold out.
According to the official figures, the SVR F-Type’s supercharged V8 engine develops 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, which is enough to propel the lightened car from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of over 320 km/h. The car also comes as a convertible which is a little bit slower.
The Jaguar F-Type Convertible has been around since 2013. In the last three years, minimal changes have kept things fresh, but none more so than the introduction of a manual transmission. Sadly, it can only be mated with the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6, but the six-speed gearbox provides that long-sought-after control theF-Type has lacked. The ZF eight-speed automatic is a fantastic gearbox, but it’s still doesn’t scratch that itch for three pedals and short-throw shifter.
With the manual transmission F-Type now on the market, I wanted some seat time to see how it stacked up with the two F-Type R Coupe examples I’ve previously sampled. It might be an apples and oranges comparison – especially since this Firesand Orange convertible is different in many ways from the Coupes – but a comparison can be made regardless.
Let’s dive in and take a look at the 2016 Jaguar F-Type S Convertible with its row-it-yourself transmission.
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Unveiled in 2012 as a convertible and in 2013 as a coupe, the Jaguar F-Type gained global recognition as a great contemporary British design and as the company’s most exciting product in decades. Marketed as a spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type (even though it actually replaced the larger XK in the lineup), the F-Type has quickly developed into a sports car with a cult following. As a result, Jaguar updated the two-door for nearly each model year, adding not only AWD and a manual transmission, but several special-edition models as well. With the 2016 calendar year having just begun, the F-Type received yet another individual package, this time around called the British Design Edition.
Based on the F-Type S, the special-edition sports car is available in both coupe and convertible guises. Power comes exclusively from the supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6, which means there’s no 5.0-liter V-8 option for those in need of more oomph, but the package comes with plenty of updates inside and out, many of which are unique to this model. The British Design Edition also marks the introduction of a new color for the F-Type, Ultra Blue, which will eventually become available for the standard version as well.
More good news comes from the fact that the British Design Edition will cross the pond to North America. That’s a bit surprising as most of Jaguar’s special-edition models are sold only in the United Kingdom. Keep reading to find out what makes it special.
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We know Harry Metcalfe as the founder of Evo Magazine, car collector, farm owner, and more recently an adviser to the Special Vehicle Operations division at Jaguar Land Rover. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that the first customer production version of the limited edition Jaguar Project 7 is delivered to him.
Now, Harry’s been spending a few weeks with his bespoke Jaguar Project 7 since he got it in mid-December. And, being a good sport, he’s got his camera out and made this cool film to let us know what’s special about this limited edition F-Type of just 250 units.
Jaguar Project 7 Highlights:
- 5.0 Litre V8 575PS Supercharged Engine, Jaguar’s most powerful ever
- Stunning historic racing D-Type style with exclusive classic rear Aero Haunch, delivering authentic aero performance
- Aggressive, racing-inspired front bumper with splitter, new side grille mesh, centre grille & surround
- Lightweight all-aluminium body
- Carbon ceramic brakes
- Unique race-inspired F-TYPE seat
- Bespoke manual ‘bimini’ hood
- Unique ‘Project 7’ badging
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Jaguar Land Rover is kicking off the new year with the launch of a special edition of their award-winning sports car, the F-Type. Designed to celebrate the excellence of British design and engineering, this model is called Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition.
The name’s a mouthful, but then this is a lot of car. Available in Coupe and Convertible body styles, Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition comes with a range of exterior and interior appointments that set it apart from the standard versions. Engine-wise, though, you can only have it with the 380 PS unit out of the V6S variant, mated to an eight-speed Quickshift transmission with all-wheel drive. That’s the best engine of the lot, anyway.
As for the exclusive visual features, they begin with the exterior color option which include Caldera Red, Glacier White, Ultra Blue and Ultimate Black, complemented with Sport Design Pack, red brake calipers and 20-inch Cyclone wheels with unique Satin Dark Grey finish. As for the interior, the car features Jet premium leather with contrast stitching in Red, Ivory or Reims Blue, as well as British Design Edition badging front and rear plus headrest embroidery and sating carbon trims.
Priced from £75,225 for Coupe version and £80,390 for Convertible, Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition comes as standard with 380W Meridian Sound System or optional 770W Meridian surround sound system and InControl Remote App system that syncs with your Apple Watch.
Introduced in 2013 as a spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type, the F-Type marked the beginning of Jaguar’s much anticipated revamp as a brand.Offered in both coupe and convertible guises, with up to 550 horsepower, the F-Type received rave reviews and quickly established itself as one of the most appealing sports cars on the market. For 2017, the F-Type is set to receive an equipment update for the U.S. market in the form of a more affordable entry-level model. The update is available for both the coupe and convertible versions.
The good news is that while the base models will be cheaper, owners won’t have to give up amenities, as both variants carry over their 2016 standard features, while also receiving a few extras. Jaguar will also throw in the EliteCare ownership package.
The 2017 F-Type will arrive in U.S. showrooms in late spring 2016. Until that happens, let’s have a closer look at Jaguar’s most exciting modern-day sports car.
Updated 06/10/2016: Jaguar announced full pricing details for the 2017 F-Type lineup. Check the “Prices” section for the full details.
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