2015 Jaguar F-Type | new car review

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 by
2015 Jaguar F-Type
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AEDAED 289,000 - 459,000
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  • Last modified: December 22, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 95%
  • Interior
    Editor: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 95%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

The Porsche 911 had better watch out, the big cat has let its new F-type out, and it’s hungry for the number “1” spot…

Pros

* A guaranteed way to turn heads as you drive down the street.
* Top notch fit and finish.

Cons

* Although it wouldn't be such a big issue if you could actually afford one, fuel economy is not a word that belongs anywhere near the F-Type.

Looks

Since its inception in the market, the F-Type has created a positive stir throughout the motoring journalist world, and boy, is it a handsome sun of a gun! Both the and look fantastic from every angle, and at the risk of presenting myself as a lazy journalist, I shall say no more about it and leave you to enjoy the pictures in peace.

2015 Jaguar F-Type front

Feels

Jaguar is no longer a car manufacturer for those who reside in stately homes. The wood-panels and horse brasses are gone, replaced with carbon fiber and clinical computers. Clearly having moved with the times, the 2015 Jaguar F-Type offers its occupants a glimpse into the future of driving comfort and style. Unlike the 911, where you can’t help but feel like you’re over-compensating for something, the F-Type will make you feel young without giving others the impression that you’re trying too hard.

2015 Jaguar F-Type interior

Engineering

On paper it all looks good, with the range topper coming with a 5.0 litre V8 under the hood. The suspension has been adapted to ride an apex without any bounce, and there are a whole host of electronic features designed to provide the ultimate performance.

2015 Jaguar F-Type rear

What’s on offer?

There are six different F-Type models floating around; three coupes and three convertibles. The base coupe begins at AED 289,000, whereas the base soft top starts at AED 309,000. At the other end of the price list we find the V8 S convertible at AED 429,000 and the R coupe crowning the order at AED 459,000. What do you get when you shell out nearly a million Dirhams? Well, a lot; 500 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque, a lot.

2015 Jaguar F-Type brakes

Summing it

Stunning good looks, superb interior, decent model variations, options of coupe or convertible… what more is there to say? The 2015 Jaguar F-Type picks up where the old E-Type left off in the seventies. It’s a staggeringly pretty car in both its body styles, surely those at the Porsche factory must be sweating a little bit?

2015 Jaguar F-Type top

Specifications

 
Specifications2015 Jaguar F-Type2015 Jaguar F-Type S2015 Jaguar F-Type R
Engine/ Cylinders3.0 litre supercharged V63.0 litre supercharged V65.0 litre supercharged V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
340 hp @ 6,500 RPM380 hp @ 6,500 RPM550 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
450 Nm @ 5,000 RPM460 Nm @ 5,000 RPM680 Nm @ 5,500 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic8 speed automatic8 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h5.3 secs4.9 secs4.2 secs
Top speed260 km/h275 km/h300 km/h
PriceAED 289,000 - 309,000AED 329,000 - 349,000AED 429,000 - 459,000

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