2015 Jaguar F-Type | new car review
* A guaranteed way to turn heads as you drive down the street.
* Top notch fit and finish.
* 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.
Since its inception in the market, the Jaguar F-Type has created a positive stir throughout the motoring journalist world, and boy, is it a handsome sun of a gun! Both the coupe and convertible 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
|Specifications||2015 Jaguar F-Type||2015 Jaguar F-Type S||2015 Jaguar F-Type R|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.0 litre supercharged V6||3.0 litre supercharged V6||5.0 litre supercharged V8|
|Max Power |
|340 hp @ 6,500 RPM||380 hp @ 6,500 RPM||550 hp @ 6,500 RPM|
|450 Nm @ 5,000 RPM||460 Nm @ 5,000 RPM||680 Nm @ 5,500 RPM|
|Tranmission||8 speed automatic||8 speed automatic||8 speed automatic|
|Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||5.3 secs||4.9 secs||4.2 secs|
|Top speed||260 km/h||275 km/h||300 km/h|
|Price||AED 289,000 - 309,000||AED 329,000 - 349,000||AED 429,000 - 459,000|