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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.

Supercharger cutaway image


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.

Close up of quad exhaust pipes.


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.


Aerodynamic efficiency is seamlessly integrated into the F-TYPE body. A front splitter manages airflow under the car while the sharply defined tail helps air separate cleanly at lower speeds. A deployable rear spoiler rises at higher speeds to reduce lift by up to 265 pounds.3 Even the door handles retract when not required. Their flush design enhances uninterrupted airflow along the flanks.




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 Dynamics4 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 F-TYPE R model offers superb 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 is designed to provide 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. Optional Carbon Ceramic Braking system shown.

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 is designed to rapidly select 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.

Winding road, with light streaks emphasising F-TYPE adaptive dynamics
Close-up of F-TYPE Dynamic Mode switch in Ignis


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.