Improved tech on the inside includes a digital instrument cluster and an infotainment system supporting over-the-air updates.

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type coupe and convertible arrive bringing a fresh look for the brand's sporty model, but there's more than just a prettier face. Jag also uses this update as an opportunity to install a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and introduce a new V8 engine tune.

Gallery: 2021 Jaguar F-Type

There's no problem seeing the changes from the outside. The designers sculpt a new, low-slung nose and reorient the headlights so that they now stretch horizontally across the front. The hood also has subtle styling changes to match the more curvaceous appearance from this refresh.

The revisions at the rear are far less noticeable. The taillights now have a more angular shape. The lower bumper and diffuser continue to vary depending on the powertrain choice.

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Stepping inside reveals more of the big updates. The 2021 F-Type follows the current trend of adopting a digital instrument cluster to replace the traditional analog gauges. The infotainment system gains standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the tech is now capable of over-the-air software updates.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.0-liter supercharged V6 carry over for the 2021 model, but the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 has some tweaks. The 575-hp (429-kW) and 516-lb-ft (700-Nm) version from the range-topping SVR is now available on the F-Type R trim. It gets the model to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 3.5 seconds and to an electrically limited top speed of 186 mph (299 kph). The model also gains a revised suspension with adaptive dampers, updated springs, tweaked anti-roll bars, and stiffer components for the rear knuckles and ball joints.

In Europe, there's a new tune of the V8 making 444 horsepower (331 kilowatts) and 428 pound-feet (580 Newton-meters) of torque. It's available with either rear- or all-wheel drive. This mill gets the Jag to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

Both V8 engine options get a Quiet Start function that keeps the active exhaust valves closed for a more subdued sound until the driver really gets on the throttle.

Jaguar isn't yet offering pricing details for the 2021 F-Type in the United States. However, the coupe now goes for £54,060 in the UK, versus £52,310 for the existing one. This suggests the current $61,600 base cost might go up in America when the 2021 version arrives.

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THE NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE

–  New design: 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE evolves into a purer, more sculpted and assertive expression of the definitive Jaguar sports car with new hood with flowing surfaces, subtly enlarged grille, unique front bumper designs, among other design touches
–  Super-slim LED headlights with ‘Calligraphy’ signature J daytime running lights accentuate the purposeful, confident stance, while slender LED tail lamps with ‘Chicane’ signature introduced by the all-electric I-PACE compliment the design at the rear
–  Luxurious materials, exacting craftsmanship and beautiful detailing define the driver-focused interior
–  Standard in-car technology includes a new 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM1,2, and software-over-the-air functionality
–  F-TYPE R models receive a more powerful supercharged V8 and uprated chassis with new springs, dampers, anti-roll bars and rear knuckles
–  Watch the global reveal film here: https://youtu.be/AYFsTYyInB4

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – December 2, 2019 – Today, Jaguar announced the new 2021 F-TYPE sports car. The redesigned model features a new exterior and interior design. Enhanced tuning, technology and convenience features elevate the definitive Jaguar sports car.

The new Jaguar F-TYPE looks more beautiful than ever and embodies Jaguar design DNA in its purest form. The two-seat sports car offers a perfect balance of performance and driver reward with an even more muscular, assertive design and a cabin defined by rich, luxurious materials and beautiful details.

The range of powerful, responsive engines includes a four-, six- and eight-cylinder option, all matched to eight-speed transmissions with full manual control using either the SportShift gear selector or the steering wheel-mounted paddles.

The new F-TYPE also offers more driver-focused technology, including a reconfigurable, high-definition, 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, Touch Pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard and software-over-the-air functionality so future software updates can be made at the customer’s convenience without having to visit a Retailer1,2. Two superb MeridianTM sound systems also offer enhanced sound reproduction.

Julian Thomson, Design Director, Jaguar, said: “Design the most beautiful sports car, with purity, proportion and presence that’s unmistakably Jaguar: that was the challenge we set ourselves. The new F-TYPE is more dramatic than ever, with even greater clarity of purpose in every line, surface and feature, and embodies true Jaguar design DNA.

“State-of-the-art technologies together with luxurious materials and finishes deliver beauty with purpose in an interior which will delight driver and passenger alike even before the engine starts and the journey begins. Jaguar has been making sports cars for more than 70 years, and that rich heritage has inspired the team to create something truly extraordinary.”
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EXTERIOR DESIGN

Purposeful, beautiful and timeless: the new Jaguar F-TYPE looks more dramatic than ever and embodies Jaguar design DNA in its purest form. The proportions are instantly recognizable, but the new F-TYPE looks even more focused and assertive, and references the beautiful flowing forms from the brand’s rich sports car heritage.

Super-slim LED headlights with subtly updated ‘Calligraphy’ signature J daytime running lights blend perfectly into the ‘liquid metal’ surfacing of the new clamshell hood. Running along the J is an exquisitely- detailed monogram pattern, inspired by Jaguar’s heritage logo. The light graphic accentuates the car’s visual width and hints at its performance potential. The new front bumpers and subtly enlarged grille deliver even more visual impact and presence.

The rear haunches enhance the vehicle’s inherently dramatic, purposeful form. The LED rear light clusters have been subtly updated too. Now slimmer, to match the headlights, they feature a bolder, ‘Chicane’ light graphic introduced by the all-electric I-PACE performance SUV. Beneath is a fine pinstripe detail and, like the headlights, an intricate pattern formed of the heritage monogram. Instead of the predecessor’s stepped form, the outer lenses are now smooth, integrating even more harmoniously into the sweep of the rear deck.

A subtly enlarged grille accentuates the visual presence of the new F-TYPE. The proportions of the classic form remain, but it is now wider and deeper and with a new hexagonal mesh pattern, each cell gloss black at the front and satin black on the inner surfaces. The surround is finished as standard in satin Noble Chrome, or gloss black when the Black Exterior Pack is specified.

The bumpers are new, and introduce bolder surfaces with discreet signature graphics to enhance the overall design and provide greater differentiation across the model range, from F-TYPE to F-TYPE R- Dynamic to F-TYPE R.

For the core F-TYPE model, the look is clean and sculptural. The F-TYPE R-Dynamic model gains layered J aero-blades, which reference a racing influence and help to cleanly guide the airflow around the front of the car. F-TYPE R models feature gloss black bezels around the apertures, making the car look even more assertive, while aerodynamically-optimized strakes serve to further reduce drag. On all models, the apertures feature a mesh pattern matched to the cells in the grille.

A new clamshell hood design sweeps elegantly back from the slimline LED headlights. The surfaces are softer and more organic than before, as if they were liquid metal – inspired by the beautiful flowing forms of models from the Jaguar brand’s rich 84-year history, such as the C-type and D-type. The air vents are positioned further forward for greater efficiency, and blend perfectly into the sculpted aluminum that surrounds them. Further back, the fender vents now proudly feature the Jaguar Leaper.

“F-TYPE has always had great proportions and stance, and our latest design is all about enhancing those key Jaguar values. Our aim was to make the car more contemporary, more purposeful, and even more dramatic,” said Adam Hatton, Exterior Design Director, Jaguar. “The LED headlamps and the larger front grille give a more assertive presence on the road. We’ve re-designed the exotic clamshell hood to enhance the purity of form and accentuate its length. The beautiful flowing surfaces subtly reference great Jaguar cars of the past, while the new vents blend perfectly into the sculpted aluminum around them.”

“Enhanced wheel designs, and a fresh look for the side-vent using the Jaguar ‘Leaper’ detail add to the F- TYPE’s modernity. The powerful rear design has new slim, elegant lamps incorporating latest LED technology and our Jaguar ‘Chicane’ rear signature graphic with intricate monogram pattern. And everywhere you look, you’ll find relentless attention to detail – each is a work of art in itself,” added Hatton.
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Reversing the taper formed by the rear license plate recess, together with the reprofiled bumper, draws the eye downwards to enhance visual width and give the car an even more purposeful, planted stance. In a first for Jaguar, the rear badges gain a contemporary gloss black finish when the Black Exterior Pack is specified.

Powertrain-specific exhaust pipes emerge from the rear diffuser, clearly signaling the new sports car’s performance intent. The 296hp turbocharged four-cylinder features a single, central, quadrilateral finisher, while the 380hp supercharged V6 is distinguished by its two large round tailpipes. The 575hp supercharged V8 is identified by quad, outboard exhausts, with the latter featuring etched R branding.

Whichever model customers choose, all can be made even more exclusive by specifying one of the 16 paints in the SVO Premium Palette: Ligurian Black, Ethereal Silver, Ionian Silver, Sunset Gold, Petrolix Blue, Velocity Blue, Tourmaline Brown, Desire, Sanguinello Orange, Atacama Orange, Sorrento Yellow, Constellation, Icy White, Flux Grey, Malachite Green and Amethyst. Each is available with the choice of gloss or satin, resulting in an exceptionally smooth finish and dramatic depth of color.

Customers also have the choice of the exclusive F-TYPE First Edition. Based on the F-TYPE R-Dynamic model, the First Edition is offered for one model year only, and has refinements such as the Exterior Design Pack in contemporary Dark Satin Grey and five-spoke, 20-inch Gloss Technical Gray with Contrast Diamond Turned finish wheels, complementing the choice of Santorini Black, Eiger Grey or Fuji White paint.

INTERIOR DESIGN

The new driver-focused interior of the F-TYPE, like the exterior, has evolved into a purer expression of the car’s elegance and performance. By concentrating on further refining the traditionally British Jaguar craftsmanship and adding discreet, beautiful details, the sense of luxury and sportiness has been heightened.

Inside, the driver-focused ‘1+1’ cabin envelops the occupants with luxurious materials such as Windsor Leather, Suedecloth, and Noble Chrome, while Jaguar craftsmanship is embodied in beautiful details such as monogram stitching on the seats and door trim. These touches blend seamlessly with the new 12.3-inch reconfigurable HD TFT instrument cluster and Jaguar InControl® Touch ProTM infotainment system2.

The cockpit now features a 12-inch reconfigurable HD TFT instrument cluster, with graphics unique to the F-TYPE. This offers a choice of three display themes, including full map but, as befits a true sports car, the default mode is characterized by the large central tachometer.

This feature and the gearshift light subtly convey the character and performance potential of the F-TYPE, digitally enhancing the mechanical theatre of the pulsing red ‘heartbeat’ of the start button and the deployable center air vents. The responsive, intuitive Touch Pro infotainment system’s 10-inch touchscreen, matched to three tactile rotary controllers, offers the perfect balance of analogue and digital driver controls.

In addition, the F-TYPE features Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM as standard1, along with software- over-the-air functionality, so future software updates can be made at the owner’s convenience without having to visit a retailer.

“A Jaguar interior should always look and feel special, and none more so than a sports car, and that’s why we’ve focused our attention on beautiful details and refining still further the choice of rich materials and finishes, and adding to the sense of theatre that F-TYPE has always possessed,” said Alister Whelan, Interior Design Director.
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Whelan added, “The high-definition virtual instrument cluster and new colorways including Mars with Flame Red stitch deepen the driver-focused character, as do the aluminum gearshift paddles and Engine Spin console finisher in the First Edition model. We’ve also proudly referenced our heritage in the precision-stamped Jaguar lettering on the seat belt guides and glovebox release – understated details like these are a fundamental part of Jaguar design DNA.”

Lightweight slimline seats combine an ergonomically-optimized form with outstanding comfort, further enhanced by heating and cooling options. The seats come in two forms: Sport and Performance. The F- TYPE and F-TYPE R-Dynamic models are fitted standard with the purest Sport version. The Performance seat has more pronounced support at shoulder height, and is offered standard on F-TYPE R and First Edition models, and is offered as optional on the F-TYPE and F-TYPE R-Dynamic models.

The seat belt guides are finished with discreet ‘Jaguar Est. 1935 markings’, which are proudly repeated on the glovebox release button surround. This subtle reference signifies the year the Jaguar name was first used by company founder Sir William Lyons to brand one of his beautiful cars.

The interior of the F-TYPE First Edition features 12-way Windsor Leather seats in Ebony with Light Oyster stitching, or Mars with Flame Red stitching. Other highlights include the instrument cluster wrapped in Ebony Suedecloth with Monogram embossing, aluminum gearshift paddles, an exclusive aluminum center console finisher with First Edition branding, and an Ebony Suedecloth headliner.

PERFORMANCE

The ideal balance of beautiful design, visceral performance and outstanding dynamics has always made the Jaguar F-TYPE unique, and now the definitive Jaguar sports car offers even greater driver reward.
A range of powerful, responsive engines in the 2021 F-TYPE includes four-, six- and eight-cylinder options with 296hp, 380hp and 575hp respective outputs. All are matched to eight-speed Quickshift transmissions with full manual control capability using either the SportShift gear selector or the steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Each engine is equipped with an active exhaust system, which is switchable either as an option or as standard. Customers who choose the 575hp supercharged V8 and wish for a more subtle, refined sound can select the new Quiet Start mode. This ensures that the electrically-actuated bypass valves in the rear silencer remain closed until automatically opening under load, releasing the signature roar fundamental to the F-TYPE driving experience.

The distinctive crackle and pop on the overrun synonymous with Jaguar F-TYPE, remains, with sounds meticulously tuned to suit the distinctive character of each model. All engines are equipped with close- coupled particulate filters to make them even cleaner.

The filters are neatly integrated into the aftertreatment system and trap ultrafine particles as the exhaust gas passes through them. Under normal driving conditions, the trapped particles will be oxidized into CO2 and the filter regenerated whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator.

Jaguar F-TYPE R

The new Jaguar F-TYPE R continues to set the benchmark for truly involving, driver-focused sports cars. Just as its design has evolved, so too has the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 at its heart. It now generates 575hp and 516 lb-ft of torque; increases of 25hp and 14 lb-ft compared to the previous model.

Combined with the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system with Jaguar’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology, this delivers truly extraordinary performance and immediate throttle response in all gears and in variety of conditions3. Acceleration from 0-60mph takes just 3.5 seconds, while the maximum speed is electronically-limited to 186mph4.
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The bespoke calibration to IDD and to the rear electronic active differential (EAD) is designed to for optimum torque distribution between the front and rear axles and across the rear axle. Combined with a new calibration for the Dynamic Stability Control system, this enhances traction and dynamics – on a variety of surfaces and conditions – while maintaining the agility and handling balance of the F-TYPE R3.

Aluminum double wishbone front and rear suspension and a recalibrated state-of-the-art electric power- assisted steering (EPAS) system offering an even more connected feel are fundamental to the car’s immediate and intuitive responses to every driver input.

Matched to new springs and anti-roll bars, the chassis is further enhanced by the continuously-variable dampers at the core of the brand’s Adaptive Dynamics system. The valves inside each damper and the control algorithms have been recalibrated to improve both low-speed comfort and high-speed control3,4.

The unique tune for the Torque Vectoring by Braking system is designed for even more precise control of the braking applied to the inner wheels to further mitigate understeer3.

The rear knuckles are now aluminum die castings, which, together with new, larger wheel bearings and revised upper ball joints increase camber and toe stiffness by 37 percent and 41 percent respectively. This results in more precise control of the tire contact patch, which translates to an even more connected steering feel.

The specially-developed 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20 Pirelli P Zero tires are 10mm wider than before and provide exceptional levels of grip. These are paired to new 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels in Gloss Black with diamond-turned finish and are exclusive to the F-TYPE R.

Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic and F-TYPE Core Models

The familiar and ever-popular supercharged 3.0-liter V6 in the Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic develops 380hp and 339 lb-ft of torque and is defined by its linear power delivery and willingness to rev. Drivers are rewarded by a unique, hard-edged exhaust note from the two large center tailpipes. The V6 is offered exclusively with all-wheel drive, and also benefits from a standard limited slip differential with torque vectoring by braking3.

The pairing of the Jaguar F-TYPE sports car with the 296hp 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium engine delivers enhanced agility and affordability. This is a true F-TYPE, with its own unique character. This model retains the performance expected from the F-TYPE, and can accelerate from 0-60mph in as little as 5.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 155mph4.

The turbocharged engine’s maximum torque of 295 lb-ft generated from just 1,500rpm, together with technologies including fully variable control of intake valve lift, integrated exhaust manifold and twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings, delivers exceptional response throughout the rev range.

1 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto user interfaces are products of Apple or Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. The interfaces require compatible iPhone or Android smartphone and message and data usage rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.

2 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use mobile phones, and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so.

3 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner's manual or your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details.
4 Always follow local speed limits.
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About Jaguar

Jaguar is a premier manufacturer of luxury sedans, sports cars and SUVs offering unparalleled design with tremendous performance. The company's vision throughout its storied 80 year history has been simple: To produce beautiful, fast cars that are desired around the world. Jaguar strives to provide a world class ownership experience to every owner. Today's Jaguar lineup consists of the Jaguar XE and XF sports sedans, the XJ full-size luxury sedan, the two-seat F-TYPE sports car and a line of performance SUVs, the E-PACE, F-PACE and first-ever Jaguar electric vehicle, the I-PACE. Jaguar designs and engineers exclusively in the United Kingdom. Jaguar is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more information, visit the official Jaguar website at www.jaguarusa.com.

About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports sedan and sports car marques.

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2018 Jaguar Land Rover sold 592,708 vehicles in 128 countries.

We support around 260,000 people through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities and an engine manufacturing center in the UK. We also have plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia.

From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice. We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and gasoline engines.
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THE NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE

 

New design: F-TYPE evolves into a purer, more sculpted and assertive expression of the definitive Jaguar sports car

Luxurious materials, exacting craftsmanship and beautiful detailing define the driver-focused interior
New 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster, enhanced Meridian audio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enrich the driving experience

F-TYPE R gains 575PS supercharged V8 for 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds and an uprated chassis with new springs, dampers, anti-roll bars and rear knuckles

New 450PS supercharged V8 models introduced – rear- and all-wheel driven –with dynamics tuned for exploitable performance and driver engagement

Quickshift transmission meticulously recalibrated to offer even faster, crisper gear changes using learning from the 200mph Jaguar XE SV Project 8

First Edition with Exterior Design Pack, Black Contrast Roof, unique 20-inch wheels, and 12-way Windsor Leather Performance Seats with Monogram stitch

Watch the global reveal film here [link]

Available to order now at jaguar.com and priced from £54,060 in the UK

Monday 02 December 2019, Whitley, UK – The new Jaguar F-TYPE looks more beautiful than ever and embodies Jaguar design DNA in its purest form. The two-seat sports car offers a perfect balance of performance and driver reward with an even more muscular, assertive design and a cabin defined by rich, luxurious materials and beautiful details.

The range of powerful, responsive engines includes four-, six- and eight-cylinder options*, all matched to eight-speed Quickshift transmissions with full manual control using either the SportShift gear selector or the steering wheel-mounted paddles.

The new F-TYPE also offers more driver-focused technology, including a reconfigurable, high-definition, 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, Touch Pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard and software-over-the-air functionality so future software updates can be made at the customer’s convenience without having to visit a Retailer. Two superb Meridian sound systems also offer enhanced sound reproduction.

Julian Thomson, Design Director, Jaguar, said: “Design the most beautiful sports car, with purity, proportion and presence that’s unmistakably Jaguar: that was the challenge we set ourselves. The new F-TYPE is more dramatic than ever, with even greater clarity of purpose in every line, surface and feature, and embodies true Jaguar design DNA.

“State-of-the-art technologies together with luxurious materials and finishes deliver beauty with purpose in an interior which will delight driver and passenger alike even before the engine starts and the journey begins. Jaguar has been making sports cars for more than 70 years, and that rich heritage has inspired the team to create something truly extraordinary.”

F-TYPE’s award-winning design has evolved still further with a focus on even greater purity and discipline to the perfectly-sculpted form. Super-slim pixel LED headlights** with subtly updated signature ‘Calligraphy’ J daytime running lights, and sweeping direction indicators, blend perfectly into the ‘liquid metal’ surfacing of the new clamshell bonnet, exaggerating the car’s visual width and accentuating its assertive stance. The new front bumper and subtly enlarged grille deliver even more visual impact and presence.

The rear haunches enhance the F-TYPE’s inherently dramatic, purposeful form, while the new slender rear lights combine an unmistakable LED chicane signature, inspired by the Jaguar I-PACE all-electric Performance SUV, with subtle monogram pattern detailing and a fine ‘pinstripe’ beneath.

The interior combines traditional Jaguar craftsmanship with rich, contemporary materials such as Windsor Leather and satin-finish Noble Chrome. Beautiful details include monogram stitch patterns in the seats and door trims, Jaguar Leaper motifs in the headrests, and subtle ‘Jaguar Est.1935’ markings on the centre console finisher, glovebox release button surround, and seatbelt guides.

The 12.3-inch reconfigurable HD TFT instrument cluster offers a choice of different displays, including full map mode but, as befits a true sports car, the default mode is characterised by the large central rev counter. This feature and the gearshift light subtly convey the F-TYPE’s driver-focused character and performance potential.

Even before the drive begins, the F-TYPE delights the driver with the visual theatre of flush, deployable door handles and deployable air vents. Pressing the start button brings the car to life with its hallmark exhaust flare as purposeful as ever

All engines – 300PS turbocharged four-cylinder, 380PS supercharged V6 and 450PS and 575PS V8s – feature active exhaust systems, which are switchable either as an option or as standard. 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.

The distinctive crackle and pop on the overrun synonymous with F-TYPE, remains, the sounds meticulously tuned to suit the range of powerful four-,six-, and eight-cylinder engines. Highly efficient, close-coupled particulate filters reduce emissions.

Alan Volkaerts, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar F-TYPE, said: “The new F-TYPE is the definitive Jaguar sports car and continues to set the benchmark for design purity, driver engagement and reward, and a truly visceral driving experience – it makes every journey extraordinary.

“Its timeless looks are more assertive than ever, technologies such as the high-definition virtual instrument cluster deepen the driver-focused feel of the interior, while the range of powertrains offers a breadth of choice unrivalled in the segment. Enthusiasts will appreciate the new F-TYPE R’s 575PS supercharged V8, enhanced chassis and intelligent all-wheel drive system, which deliver truly outstanding performance in all conditions while retaining its inherent tractability and usability.”

The new 450PS supercharged V8 has been developed to offer exploitable and rewarding performance – its maximum torque of 580Nm being generated from just 2,500rpm. It is offered with a choice of all-wheel drive and – for purists – rear-wheel drive. Both versions can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds, and reach a maximum speed of 177mph.

Raising the output of the all-wheel drive F-TYPE R’s supercharged V8 to 575PS and 700Nm (up from 550PS and 680Nm respectively) delivers truly outstanding performance in all weathers and in all conditions, while retaining its inherent tractability and day-to-day usability. Performance is exceptional: the benchmark sprint to 60mph takes just 3.5 seconds, while maximum speed is an electronically-limited 186mph.

The F-TYPE R’s increased power is matched to a comprehensively uprated chassis with new, wider, 20-inch, 10-spoke wheels in Gloss Black with diamond-turned finish, and new adaptive dampers, springs, anti-roll bars and stiffer rear knuckles and ball joints, delivering even greater agility and responsiveness.

Taking all of the learning accrued from the development of the limited-edition, 200mph Jaguar XE SV Project 8, the Quickshift transmissions in both the new F-TYPE R and the 450PS V8 models have been meticulously recalibrated for a more engaging driving experience. The new F-TYPE R specifically offers even faster, crisper gear changes when the driver commands shifts manually via the steering wheel-mounted paddles or the SportShift gear selector. Both upshifts and downshifts are more immediate and give an even more connected and responsive feel.

Customers also have the choice of the exclusive F-TYPE First Edition. Based on the
R-Dynamic models, the First Edition is offered for one model year only, and has refinements such as the Exterior Design Pack in contemporary Dorchester Grey and five-spoke, 20-inch wheels in Gloss Technical Grey with contrast Diamond-Turned finish, complementing the choice of Santorini Black, Eiger Grey or Fuji White paint.

The interior features 12-way Windsor Leather seats in Ebony with Light Oyster stitching, or Mars with Flame Red stitching. Other highlights include the instrument cluster wrapped in Alcantara with Monogram embossing, aluminium gearshift paddles, an Engine Spin centre console finisher with First Edition branding, and an Ebony Suedecloth headliner.

The F-TYPE range is built at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant in the UK and consists of:

F-TYPE Coupé and Convertible:

300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
380PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD
450PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD

 

F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible:

300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
380PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD
450PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD

 

F-TYPE First Edition Coupé and Convertible:

300PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder; Quickshift RWD
380PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD
450PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift; RWD/ AWD

 

F-TYPE R Coupé and Convertible:

575PS 5.0-litre V8; Quickshift AWD

 

* The new global engine line-up is market-dependant

** Pixel LED headlights are exclusively available on the new F-TYPE R

 

THE NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE: EVEN GREATER DRIVER REWARD

New Jaguar F-TYPE R gains 575PS supercharged V8 for 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds and an uprated chassis with new springs, dampers, anti-roll bars, electric power-assisted steering calibration and new wheels and tyres
Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brake system option for exceptional stopping power and fade resistance and a 21kg reduction in unsprung mass
New 450PS supercharged V8 models with electronic active differential and rear- or all-wheel drive deliver exploitable performance in all conditions
Quickshift transmission meticulously recalibrated to offer even faster, crisper gear changes using learning from the 200mph Jaguar XE SV Project 8
380PS supercharged V6 characterised by linear power delivery, outstanding responsiveness and unique soundtrack
Refined, efficient 300PS Ingenium four-cylinder delivers maximum torque of 400Nm from just 1,500rpm and CO2 emissions from 184g/km (NEDC equiv.)
Double wishbone suspension, meticulously-tuned electric power steering and torque vectoring by braking deliver exceptional agility
Available to order now at jaguar.com and priced from £54,060 in the UK

 

Monday 02 December 2019, Whitley, UK – The ideal balance of beautiful design, visceral performance and outstanding dynamics has always made the F-TYPE unique, and now the definitive Jaguar sports car offers even greater driver reward.

The new F-TYPE’s range of powerful, responsive engines includes four-, six- and eight-cylinder options* with outputs from 300PS to 575PS – a breadth of choice unrivalled in its segment. All are matched to eight-speed Quickshift transmissions with full manual control using either the SportShift gear selector or the steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Each engine is equipped with an active exhaust system, which is switchable either as an option or as standard. Customers who choose either the 450PS or 575PS supercharged V8 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, releasing the signature roar fundamental to the F-TYPE driving experience. If desired, Quiet Start can be over-ridden by selecting Dynamic Mode or by pressing the switchable exhaust button before starting the engine.

The distinctive crackle and pop on the overrun synonymous with F-TYPE, remains, with sounds meticulously tuned to suit the distinctive character of each model. Highly efficient, close-coupled particulate filters make them even cleaner and ensure that every F-TYPE meets the most stringent emissions regulations worldwide.

The filters are neatly integrated into the aftertreatment system and trap ultrafine particles as the exhaust gas passes through them. Under normal driving conditions, the trapped particles will be oxidised into CO2 and the filter regenerated whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator.

 


The new F-TYPE R: visceral performance, outstanding dynamics

The new F-TYPE R continues to set the benchmark for truly involving, driver-focused sports cars. Just as its design has evolved, so too has the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 at its heart. It now generates 575PS and 700Nm of torque; increases of 25PS and 20Nm compared to the previous model.

Taking all of the learning accrued from the development of the limited-edition, 200mph Jaguar XE SV Project 8, the Quickshift transmissions in both the new F-TYPE R and the 450PS V8 models have been meticulously recalibrated for a more engaging driving experience. The new F-TYPE R specifically offers even faster, crisper gear changes when the driver commands shifts manually via the steering wheel-mounted paddles or the SportShift gear selector. Both upshifts and downshifts are more immediate and give an even more connected and responsive feel.

Combined with the torque on-demand all-wheel drive system with Jaguar’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) control technology, this delivers truly extraordinary performance and immediate throttle response in all gears and in all conditions. Acceleration from 0-60mph takes just 3.5 seconds, while the maximum speed is electronically-limited to 186mph.

The bespoke calibration to IDD and to the rear electronic active differential (EAD) ensure optimum torque distribution between the front and rear axles and across the rear axle. Combined with a new calibration for the Dynamic Stability Control system, this enhances traction and dynamics – on all surfaces and in all weathers – while maintaining the F-TYPE R’s rear-wheel drive feel and handling balance.

Aluminium double wishbone front and rear suspension and a recalibrated state-of-the-art electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system offering an even more connected feel are fundamental to the car’s immediate and intuitive responses to every driver input.

Matched to new springs and anti-roll bars, the chassis is further enhanced by the continuously-variable dampers at the core of Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system. The valves inside each damper and the control algorithms have been recalibrated to improve both low-speed comfort and high-speed control.

The unique tune for the Torque Vectoring by Braking system enables even more precise control of the braking applied to the inner wheels to further mitigate understeer – even at high corner entry speeds.

The rear knuckles are now aluminium die castings, which, together with new, larger wheel bearings and revised upper ball joints increase camber and toe stiffness by 37 per cent and 41 per cent respectively. This results in more precise control of the tyre contact patch, which translates to an even more connected steering feel.

Fitted as standard with large 380mm and 376mm front and rear brake discs, the F-TYPE R can be specified with Jaguar’s Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system. Featuring even larger 398mm and 380mm discs and six- and four-piston monobloc calipers with a distinctive yellow finish, this system delivers exceptional braking performance with outstanding fade resistance. The brake prefill system ensures consistent pedal feel, stop after stop.

The specially-developed 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20 Pirelli P Zero tyres are 10mm wider than before and provide exceptional levels of grip. These are paired to new 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels in Gloss Black with contrast Diamond-Turned finish and are exclusive to the new F-TYPE R.

 


The core F-TYPE range: unrivalled choice in the sports car segment

New to the range is the 450PS supercharged V8. Unique to F-TYPE, this 5.0-litre engine has been developed to offer exploitable, useable and rewarding performance – its maximum torque of 580Nm being generated from just 2,500rpm.

It is offered with a choice of all-wheel drive and – for purists – rear-wheel drive, and each drivetrain is completed with an electronic active differential to further optimise traction. Whichever configuration the customer chooses, they will be able to experience acceleration from 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds, and a maximum speed of 177mph.

F-TYPE’s familiar and ever-popular supercharged 3.0-litre V6 develops 380PS and 460Nm of torque and is defined by its linear power delivery and willingness to rev. Drivers are rewarded by a unique, hard-edged exhaust note from the two large centre tailpipes. The V6 is also offered with a choice of rear- and all-wheel drive, and benefits from a mechanical limited-slip differential.

The pairing of Jaguar’s sports car with the 300PS 2.0-litre turbocharged Ingenium engine delivers enhanced agility and improved efficiency and affordability. This is a true F-TYPE, with its own unique character. This model retains the performance expected from the F-TYPE, and can accelerate from 0-60mph in only 5.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 155mph.

The turbocharged engine’s high maximum torque of 400Nm generated from just 1,500rpm, together with technologies including fully variable control of intake valve lift, integrated exhaust manifold and twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings, delivers exceptional response throughout the rev range. It also makes this the most efficient F-TYPE in the range, with fuel economy of 34.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 184g/km (NEDC-equivalent).

 


* The new global engine line-up is market-dependant

 

THE NEW JAGUAR F-TYPE: PURPOSEFUL, BEAUTIFUL, TIMELESS

 

 

 

The new F-TYPE’s timeless design evolves into a purer, more sculpted and assertive expression of the definitive Jaguar sports car
New bonnet with flowing surfaces representing ‘liquid metal’ sculpture enhances visual length and subtly references Jaguar’s sports car heritage
Super-slim Pixel LED headlights* with ‘Calligraphy’ J signature daytime running lights accentuate the purposeful, confident stance
Subtly enlarged grille features F-TYPE word marque and hexagon cell design with gloss black facings and satin finish inner surfaces
Model-specific front bumper design with clean, sculptural forms which enhance visual width
Slender rear LED lights with ‘Chicane’ signature introduced by the all-electric
I-PACE Performance SUV
Luxurious materials, exacting craftsmanship and beautiful detailing define the driver-focused interior
New 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster, enhanced Meridian audio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enrich the driving experience
Available to order now at jaguar.com and priced from £54,060 in the UK

Monday 02 December 2019, Whitley, UK – Purposeful, beautiful and timeless: the new Jaguar F-TYPE looks more dramatic than ever and embodies Jaguar design DNA in its purest form.

The perfect proportions are instantly recognisable, but the new F-TYPE looks even more focused and assertive, and references the beautiful flowing forms from Jaguar’s rich sports car heritage.

Super-slim pixel LED headlights with subtly updated ‘Calligraphy’ J signature daytime running lights and sweeping direction indicators blend perfectly into the ‘liquid metal’ surfacing of the new clamshell bonnet. The new front bumpers and subtly enlarged grille deliver even more visual impact and presence.

The rear haunches enhance the F-TYPE’s inherently dramatic, purposeful form, and sweep downwards to the slender rear LED lights with ‘Chicane’ signature inspired by the all-electric
I-PACE Performance SUV.

Inside, the driver-focused ‘1+1’ cabin envelops the occupants with luxurious materials such as Sienna Tan Windsor Leather, Suedecloth, Alcantara, and satin-finish Noble Chrome, while Jaguar’s craftsmanship is embodied in beautiful details such as monogram stitching on the seats and door trim. These touches blend seamlessly with the new 12.3-inch reconfigurable HD TFT instrument cluster and Touch Pro infotainment system.

Form follows function, and one of a Jaguar’s functions is to look beautiful. Evolved from its predecessor’s World Car Design-winning form, the new F-TYPE’s breath-taking looks are characterised by the super-slim Pixel LED headlights, which enhance the car’s purposeful, confident stance.

Jaguar’s Signature J daytime running lights now feature a calligraphy graphic: slim along the horizontal element of the light guide, and then widening as it sweeps upwards – as if a stroke from an art brush. Running along the J is an exquisitely-detailed monogram pattern, inspired by Jaguar’s heritage logo. The light graphic accentuates the car’s visual width and hints at its performance potential.

Inside the light cluster are four LED modules, each resembling a perfectly-crafted gemstone. Again, form follows function: Pixel technology intelligently links the windscreen-mounted stereo camera to the lights’ controller. This allows every LED to be switched off or dimmed to produce a high beam which masks out oncoming vehicles to avoid dazzling other drivers, while allowing excellent illumination of the road ahead.

A subtly enlarged grille accentuates the new F-TYPE’s visual presence. The proportions of the classic form remain, but it is now wider and deeper and with a new hexagonal mesh pattern, each cell gloss black at the front and satin black on the inner surfaces. The surround is finished as standard in Noble Chrome, or gloss black when the Black Pack or Black Design Pack is specified.

The bumpers are new, and introduce bolder surfaces with discreet signature graphics to enhance the overall design and provide greater differentiation across the model range, from F-TYPE to F-TYPE R-Dynamic to F-TYPE R.

For the core F-TYPE models, the look is clean and sculptural. R-Dynamic models gain layered J aero-blades, which, as well as referencing a racing influence, also help to guide the airflow more cleanly around the front of the car. R models feature gloss black bezels around the apertures, making the car look even more assertive, while aerodynamically-optimised strakes serve to further reduce drag. On all models, the apertures feature a mesh pattern matched to the cells in the grille.

A new clamshell bonnet design sweeps elegantly back from the slimline LED headlights. The surfaces are softer and more organic than before, as if they were liquid metal – inspired by the beautiful flowing forms of models from Jaguar’s rich 84-year history, such as the C-type and D-type. The air vents are positioned further forward for greater efficiency, and blend perfectly into the sculpted aluminium that surrounds them. Further back, the fender vents now proudly feature the Jaguar Leaper.

Adam Hatton, Exterior Design Director, Jaguar, said: “F-TYPE has always had great proportions and stance, and our latest design is all about enhancing those key Jaguar values. Our aim was to make the car more contemporary, more purposeful, and even more dramatic. The super-sleek pixel LED headlamps and the larger front grille give a more assertive presence on the road. We’ve re-designed the exotic clamshell bonnet to enhance the purity of form and accentuate its length. The beautiful flowing surfaces subtly reference great Jaguar cars of the past, while the new vents blend perfectly into the sculpted aluminium around them.

“Enhanced wheel designs, and a fresh look for the side-vent using the Jaguar ‘Leaper’ detail add to the F-TYPE’s modernity. The powerful rear design has new slim, elegant lamps incorporating latest LED technology and our Jaguar ‘Chicane’ rear signature graphic with intricate monogram pattern. And everywhere you look, you’ll find relentless attention to detail – each is a work of art in itself.”

The LED rear light clusters have been subtly updated too. Now slimmer, to match the headlights, they feature a bolder, ‘Chicane’ light graphic introduced by the all-electric I-PACE performance SUV. Beneath is a fine pinstripe detail and, like the headlights, an intricate pattern formed of the heritage monogram. Instead of the predecessor’s stepped form, the outer lenses are now smooth, integrating even more harmoniously into the sweep of the rear deck.

Reversing the taper formed by the rear number plate recess, together with the reprofiled bumper, draws the eye downwards to enhance visual width and give the car an even more purposeful, planted stance. In a first for Jaguar, the rear badges gain a contemporary gloss black finish when the Black Pack or Black Design Pack is specified.

Powertrain-specific exhaust pipes emerge from the rear diffuser, clearly signalling the new
F-TYPE’s performance intent. The 300PS four-cylinder features a single, central, quadrilateral finisher, while the 380PS V6 is distinguished by its two large round tailpipes. Both the 450PS and 575PS V8s are identified by quad, outboard exhausts, with the latter featuring etched R branding**.

Whichever model customers choose, all can be made even more exclusive by specifying one of the 16 paints in the SVO Premium Palette: Ligurian Black, Ethereal Silver, Ionian Silver, Sunset Gold, Petrolix Blue, Velocity Blue, Tourmaline Brown, Desire, Sanguinello Orange, Atacama Orange, Sorrento Yellow, Constellation, Icy White, Flux Grey, Malachite Green and Amethyst. Each is available with the choice of gloss or satin, resulting in an exceptionally smooth finish and dramatic depth of colour.

The new F-TYPE’s driver-focussed interior, like the exterior, has evolved into a purer expression of the car’s elegance and performance. By concentrating on further refining the traditionally British Jaguar craftsmanship and adding discreet, beautiful details, the sense of luxury and sportiness has been heightened.

The 1+1 cockpit now features a 12.3-inch reconfigurable HD TFT instrument cluster, with graphics unique to F-TYPE. This offers a choice of display themes, including full map but, as befits a true sports car, the default mode is characterised by the large central rev-counter.

This feature and the gearshift light subtly convey the F-TYPE’s character and performance potential, digitally enhancing the mechanical theatre of the pulsing red ‘heartbeat’ of the start button and the deployable centre air vents. The responsive, intuitive Touch Pro infotainment system’s 10-inch touchscreen, matched to three tactile rotary controllers, offers the perfect balance of analogue and digital driver controls.

Alister Whelan, Interior Design Director, Jaguar, said: “A Jaguar interior should always look and feel special, and none more so than a sports car, and that’s why we’ve focused our attention on beautiful details and refining still further the choice of rich materials and finishes, and adding to the sense of theatre that F-TYPE has always possessed.

“The high-definition virtual instrument cluster and new colourways including Mars with Flame Red stitch deepen the driver-focused character, as do the aluminium gearshift paddles and Engine Spin console finisher in the First Edition model. We’ve also proudly referenced our heritage in the precision-stamped Jaguar lettering on the seat belt guides and glovebox release – understated details like these are a fundamental part of Jaguar design DNA.”

Lightweight slimline seats combine an ergonomically-optimised form with outstanding comfort, further enhanced by heating and cooling options. The seats come in two forms: Sport and Performance. The F-TYPE and F-TYPE R-Dynamic models come with the purest Sports version as standard. The Performance seat has more pronounced support at shoulder height, and is standard on the R and First Edition models.

Rich materials such as Windsor leather add a further touch of luxury, complemented by details such as the beautifully-crafted monogram stitch pattern – repeated in the door trim – and Jaguar Leaper and R motifs in the headrests. The seat belt guides are finished with discreet ‘Jaguar Est. 1935 markings’, which are proudly repeated on the glovebox release button surround. This subtle reference signifies the year the Jaguar name was first used by company founder Sir William Lyons to brand one of his beautiful, cars.

 


* Pixel LED headlights are exclusively available on the new F-TYPE R

** The new global engine line-up is market-dependant

 

 

 

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