The Agile Jaguar F-Type Provides Thrills at Every Turn

February 21st, 2020 by

When it was unveiled in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made.”  He was speaking about the legendary E-Type Jaguar. Production of the E-Type ended in 1971, but now, over four decades later, the car that took the automotive world by storm has a worthy successor: The Jaguar F-Type luxury sports car.

In its review of the F-Type, Autoblog.com said, “The distinctly Jaguar F-Type has proven itself to be a car with character, a true-blue, two-seat sports car.” The reviewer goes on to say that the F-Type R Coupe and R Convertible are “two of the best sports cars on the road today.”

The car nuts over at BBC’s Top Gear put it even more succinctly: “The F-Type is fun to drive, sounds fantastic and looks amazing. Job done!”

But, be forewarned: before you buy a Jaguar F-Type you’ll have some tough choices to make. First off, do you go with the convertible or the coupe? For a true, classic sports car experience nothing beats the exhilaration of cruising with the top down. However, the coupe’s solid roof and enclosed cockpit means that there’s more strength in the chassis, and the suspension’s been modified as well.

Next up, you’ll need to choose a model, an engine and a price point. The F-Type has virtually every kind of sports car enthusiast covered, offering a wide range of models, features and engine configurations.

F-Type Coupe And Convertible

A base price of $61,600 gives you entre to the world of classic Jaguar sports car motoring with the F-Type coupe. (Convertibles cost about $3000 more.) With a capable 4-cylinder, turbocharged 296-hp engine, the coupe has a top speed of 155 mph, propelling you from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds. The coupe and convertible are also available in the Checkered Flag Edition. Starting at $71,900, this limited-edition F-Type features special wheels, a meaner look and sportier accents.

R-Dynamic Coupe and Convertible

For those who desire a little more oomph, the R-Dynamic Coupe, starting at $84,300, offers a 6-cylinder, 380-hp supercharged engine that’ll whisk you from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds—and all the way to a top speed of 171 mph.

R Coupe and Convertible

If you’re one of those sports car enthusiasts for whom only eight cylinders will do, the F-Type has you covered there as well. The AWD R Coupe has a base price of $101,800, which buys you a 550-hp supercharged V8, a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds and a top end of 186 mph.

SVR Coupe and Convertible

And if money’s no object, there’s the most powerful, most exciting F-Type of all—the AWD SVR coupe and convertible. This top-of-the-line F-Type will set you back a minimum of $123,600, but that figure gets you into supercar territory with a V8 engine that puts out a staggering 575-horsepower, taking you from 0-60 in a neck-snapping 3.5 seconds. Top speed? A blistering 200 mph.

As Top Gear puts it, “There isn’t a bad F-Type. The V8s naturally sound the best, the V6s are a bit more precise to drive and the four-cylinder, with its 296-hp output, is as approachable and trustworthy as an F-Type gets.” And as Car and Driver notes, “Regardless of powerplant, this Jag’s at its best on twisting roads where its agility and composure shine.”

No matter what kind of motoring enthusiast you are or which F-Type you have your eye on, indiGO Auto Group is your destination for all things Jaguar. Come experience the new 2020 F-Type at Jaguar Riverside.

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