FEATURES & OPTIONS
The F-TYPE is brought to life through the power of its engine combined with advanced Jaguar dynamic performance technologies. The result is a uniquely connected driving experience.
At the beating heart of every F-TYPE is a powerful supercharged engine: 3.0 liter 340 horsepower V6, 3.0 liter 380 horsepower V6, 5.0 liter 495 horsepower V8 or 5.0 liter 550 horsepower V8. Every one features a Roots-type twin-vortex supercharger, mounted in the "V" of the engine to preserve its compact dimensions. Jaguar is a leader in the field of supercharged induction technology. Supercharging provides linear power delivery and instant access to high levels of torque at virtually all engine speeds, minimizing the gap between the driver’s demand and the engine’s response.
The F-TYPE roars right from its heart. Its Sport Exhaust growls powerfully from startup, building to a race-car inspired crescendo. An Active Sport Exhaust, standard on the F-TYPE S, V8 S and R, uses Active Bypass Valves to allow exhaust gases to exit more directly for a deep, dramatic sound. For even greater driver involvement, a Switchable Active Exhaust with manual control is standard on the R, part of the optional Performance Pack on the S and V8 S models, and an option on the F-TYPE.
With eight closely spaced gear ratios keeping the engine in its most effective operating range, the F-TYPE "QuickShift" automatic transmission is both fast and smooth. The gearbox’s control system is intelligent and adaptive. It monitors the driving situation, combined with driver demand, and responds to provide a truly dynamic experience. Intelligent and adaptive software automatically modifies shift strategy, ensuring the right gear is selected for every situation. The transmission can be controlled manually with the standard shift paddles mounted behind the spokes of the steering wheel.
The aluminum body of the F-TYPE creates an immensely stable platform from which the forged aluminum double wishbone suspension can control the car. With the damping set-up optimized for the best partnership between dynamics and refinement, it gives the perfect combination of control, agility and feedback. On the F-TYPE S, F-TYPE V8 S and F-TYPE R models, Adaptive Dynamics assesses body motion and pitch rates 100 times per second, and adjusts the settings for each damper accordingly. The system improves control, handling and agility as well as the ability to rapidly detect and react to critical driving conditions and driver demands. It achieves this with a series of sensors that are placed around the car to monitor the body’s vertical movement, pitch and roll rates. The steering wheel position is measured 500 times a second enabling the system to predict the body’s roll rate. The stiffness of each individual damper is then adjusted to help maintain body control, stability and agility.
The responsive hydraulic steering of the F-TYPE is designed to provide the most direct connection between your hands on the wheel and the road. Its quick 14.6:1 steering ratio delivers precise reactions to driver input.
The F-TYPE S features a limited-slip differential for improved traction and agility during acceleration out of corners as well as on slippery surfaces. This allows the car to make better use of the available traction before Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) needs to intervene4. The F-TYPE V8 S and R have Active Differentials that work in conjunction with the stability, traction and ABS systems, using an electric motor to manage the delivery of torque to each of the rear wheels. Full locking torque can be applied almost instantaneously, allowing very fine control of the power delivery to limit wheelspin and maximize traction.
Winter Mode is designed to modify gear changes and throttle response to improve traction in slippery conditions.4
Intelligent Stop/Start on the F-TYPE can improve fuel economy in stop-and-go driving. The system can automatically turn off the engine when the car is at rest, such as at a red light, but leaves vehicle accessories like the lights, audio and windshield wipers on. When the driver takes his or her foot off the brake pedal, the system automatically restarts the engine using a specially designed starter motor in as little as 300 milliseconds. By the time you have moved your foot from the brake to the accelerator, the engine has restarted and the car is ready to move.
The combination of the rigid aluminum F-TYPE body and its forged-aluminum double-wishbone suspension provides responsiveness, control and driver feedback. On the F-TYPE S, V8 S and R, Adaptive Dynamics assesses body motion, vertical movement and pitch rates 100 times per second. The steering wheel position is measured 500 times per second to predict the body’s roll rate. This data is used to continually adjust the settings for each damper, providing the optimum balance between ride and handling.
The F-TYPE R offers unparalleled levels of handling, grip and controllability. It has all the inherent duality of everyday usability with the character of an out-and-out sports car, putting the emphasis on greater agility and excitement and a crisper, edgier temperament. The F-TYPE R invites enthusiastic driving. Its supplemental Torque Vectoring technology provides controlled braking on the inside rear wheel, at the same time as feeding more power to the outside rear wheel, to help increase steering performance and inspire even greater driver confidence. The system works in conjunction with the Electronic Active Differential to improve the cornering capabilities and driver control.
A range of braking systems are available, each one engineered to deliver confident, progressive feel and sustained, consistent high performance. The front calipers make extensive use of aluminum to reduce the ‘unsprung mass’ of the car, benefiting both handling and ride refinement. Each system features large, ventilated brake discs – up to 380mm in diameter on the High Performance and Super Performance systems. This large ‘swept area’ improves braking force as well as providing greater capacity for the discs to absorb and dissipate the heat energy generated during braking.
Jaguar Performance Braking System
Jaguar High Performance Braking System
Jaguar Super Performance Braking System
(F-TYPE V8 S and F-TYPE R)
Adaptive Dynamics4 instinctively modifies the car’s response to conditions and your driving style. It analyzes acceleration and braking, cornering, throttle and brake-pedal activity, as well as road load and kickdown activation. Sophisticated software in the transmission then selects an appropriate gearshift strategy.
1. Upshifts are inhibited by fast throttle lift off.
2. The system rapidly selects lower gears under heavy braking. Front dampers stiffen to help keep the body level.
3. Corner recognition holds the current gear through the bend to maintain stability. Outboard dampers stiffen to reduce body roll.
4. The gearshift strategy also adapts to rapid acceleration. Rear dampers stiffen to help keep the car level during heavy acceleration.
Dynamic Mode4 remaps the car's software to sharpen throttle response, increase steering weighting, perform gear shifts more quickly at higher engine speeds, and, on S, V8 S and R models, to stiffen the suspension. Also on S, V8 S and R models, the sportier performance is visually emphasized as the instrument cluster and lighting for the door handles and central grab handle change to red.