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The new Jaguar F-Type

A guide to the Jaguar F-Type 2-door sports car range.

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The Jaguar F-Type is a 2-seater grand tourer sports car, built by the acclaimed British luxury vehicle builder.

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type is achingly beautiful

As the adverts show, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type is jaw-dropping.

2021 Jaguar F-Type pricing

The below pricing is the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price.

ModelEnginePrice (MSRP)
F-Type R-Dynamic CoupéP300 RWD Automatic: 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder$127,942
P380 RWD Automatic: 3.0-litre V6$174,642
F-Type R-Dynamic ConvertibleP300 RWD Automatic: 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder$146,642
P380 RWD Automatic: 3.0-litre V6$193,342
F-Type First Edition CoupéP380 RWD Automatic: 3.0-litre V6$206,842
F-Type R CoupéP575 AWD Automatic: 5.0-litre V8$264,842

MSRP: Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

The new Jaguar F-TYPE was designed to inspire extraordinary journeys.

Jaguar on the F-Type's styling. It's a beautiful car, that's for sure.

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic highlights

The R-Dynamic serves as the entry point to the F-TYPE range. As you'd expect, for a luxury 2-seater sports car, it's well equipped.

One of the coolest features has to be the switchable active exhaust, as this Jaguar video shows:

By pressing a button, you can make the exhaust sound gnarly and raucous. Externally, the R-Dynamic spec has LED headlamps with Jaguar signature daytime running lights (featuring animated direction indicators and auto headlights), as well as a sporty R-Dynamic body pack.

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At the back, there are LED taillights. The R-Dynamic has 19-inch alloy wheels, with a diamond-turned contrast finish. Behind those rims sit 355mm front brake discs and 325mm brakes at the rear, on the P300. P380 F-Types have black brake callipers and larger 380mm front brake discs. The F-Type has a deployable boot lid spoiler, plus neat flush exterior door handles for a modern look and the classic Jaguar leaper.

The rear diff is an open one, with torque vectoring on the P300. The P380 gets an LSD with torque vectoring. Other differences between the 2 engines don't stop there. The P380 also has adaptive dynamic suspension, where the P300 has a passive set-up. The P380 also gets twin-centre mounted exhaust pipes, as well as 20-inch, 6-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic convertible

Further helping to keep things under control, the F-Type has multiple driving modes (rain, ice and snow), as well as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).

Jaguar F-Type interior

Interior highlights

Inside, 6-way electric front seats are a standard fitment, as are contrast carpet mats, an aluminium centre console, a power-adjustable steering column, a leather steering wheel and R-Dynamic branded metal treadplates. The headlining is made from a Morzine cloth, the pedals from a bright metal, and the car has deployable air vents and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. The standard lighting is Phosphor Blue lighting and single-zone air conditioning.

Infotainment wise, the Jaguar has a 10-inch Touch Pro screen. This features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Connected Navigation Pro, Bluetooth® connectivity and a 380W 10-speaker sound system by Meridian™. The F-Type also has keyless entry and a high-resolution 12.3-inch interactive driver display.

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Infotainment highlights

The infotainment system is a 10-inch touchscreen with the aforementioned interactive driver display. There's also Connected Navigation Pro, the Online Pack (in other Jags this enables a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot), a smartphone pack, DAB radio, Bluetooth® connectivity, power sockets plus USB and 12V plugs in the centre console.

Jaguar F-TYPE Intelligent Driver Display

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Safety highlights

Safety is decent, with the following standard features:

  • Driver-condition monitor
  • Emergency braking
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Remote central locking with deadlocks
  • Perimetric alarm and immobiliser
  • Valet mode (disables the touchscreen to protect contacts and locks luggage and glove compartments)
  • 6 airbags
  • Rear camera
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Front and rear parking aids
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • Keyless entry
  • Push-button ignition
Body type
Coupé or convertible
Coupé 2.0-litre price
$127,942
Coupé 3.0-litre V6 price
$174,642
Convertible 2.0-litre price
$146,642
Convertible 3.0-litre V6 price
$193,342
Instrument cluster
12.3-inch, configurable TFT display
Smartphone connectivity
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Active exhaust system
Yes
Forced induction
Turbocharger on 221kW models, supercharger on V6
Pixel LED headlights
No
Sport seats with leather and suede cloth facings
Yes
5-spoke, 19-inch alloys
Yes
Lightweight aluminium body
Yes

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Jaguar F-TYPE First Edition highlights

First Edition F-Type models get 12-way, instead of 6-way, adjustable seats. They also have 20-inch, 5-spoke alloys with a diamond-turned finish. The interior is specific to the First Edition. You receive Windsor leather performance seats, a model-specific aluminium instrument panel, a leather steering wheel with alloy spokes, aluminium gearshift paddles and First-Edition branding on metal treadplates.

As a V6 F-Type, it has twin centre-mounted exhausts. You also get adaptive dynamics. The mirrors are power-folding, heated and auto-dimming. There are steering column adjustment memory settings as well as upgraded suede cloth on the vanity mirrors.

Body type
Coupé
Coupé 3.0-litre V6 price
$206,842
Instrument cluster
12.3-inch, configurable TFT display
20-inch, Gloss Tech Grey 5-spoke alloy wheels
Yes
First Edition interior
Yes
Ebony Windsor leather performance seats
Yes
12-way electric memory front seats
Yes
Auto-dimming, heated, folding rear-view mirrors
Yes
Aluminium gearshift paddles
Yes
Aluminium trim pieces
Yes
Leather steering wheel with aluminium spokes
Yes
Suede-cloth vanity mirrors
Yes
Lightweight aluminium body
Yes

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Jaguar F-TYPE R

One of the key reasons to go for the R is its mammoth 5.0-litre V8 and AWD system, it's the only F-Type with such a drivetrain. You also get sporty-looking red brake callipers, with larger disc brakes, pixel LED headlights and a unique to the R F-Type interior. There's also an aluminium centre console with R branding and R badging on the leather steering wheel. If that wasn't enough, you'll also enjoy quad tailpipes and configurable dynamics.

Body type
Coupé
Coupé 5.0-litre V8 price
$264,842
Instrument cluster
12.3-inch, configurable TFT display
AWD
Yes
Red brake callipers
Yes
R branding and body kit
Yes
Pixel LED headlight
Yes
Quad exhausts
Yes
Premium cabin lighting
Yes
R interior
Yes
Electronic active differential with torque vectoring
Yes
Large brake discs
Yes
20-inch, Gloss Black 10-spoke diamond-turned alloys
Yes

Performance

2.0-litre F-Types will blast from 0-100km/h in only 5.7 seconds. They'll carry on to a top speed of 250km/h. Peak power measures 221kW, while the torque is a stout 400Nm.

For the V6 Jaguar F-Types, performance is as follows. Power, an impressive 280kW, while the torque measures a very hefty 460Nm. That extra oomph means the V6 models can accelerate quicker, only 4.9 seconds to 100km/h. The top speed is higher, an extra 25km/h, meaning the V6 Jaguar F-Types will reach 275km/h!

For those who want some serious excitement in their lives, the F Type R is the one to go for. Thanks to its larger 5.0-litre V8, this F-Type has 423kW and 700Nm. As you can imagine, this car is rapid.

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The top speed soars up to 300km/h. The 0-100km/h time drops to just 3.7 seconds, that's quicker than a 1987 Porsche 959 turbo and even a Ferrari F40. It's the same 0-100 time as the Jaguar XJ220, a true 1990s supercar.

Did you know?

Jaguar says the F-Type is a spiritual successor to the legendary and acclaimed Jaguar E-Type sports car.

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Finder's resident car tester Alex Jeffs has driven the F-Type Chequered Flag Edition. You can see what he thought of this very special F-Type here.

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