The purity and elegance of the design gives the F-TYPE a lasting beauty. The proportions and stance communicate muscularity and latent energy. Look closely, and you will see how established Jaguar design themes have been evolved– most notably the J-Blade headlights and the shape of the four-sided grille. However the grille on the F-TYPE is lower than that on the XF and XJ, elongated, and with a slight forward lean to give a sense of motion and power.
DISTINTINCTIVE F-TYPE DESIGN
Two bold strokes, called ‘heartlines’ define the signature look of the F-TYPE. The first heartline starts with the blade bisecting the shark gill grille openings of the bumper, runs through the headlights, and over the top of the front fenders before fading in the doors. The second heartline begins at rear edge of the door, rising to create the powerful haunch over the rear fenders, and then sweeps around to define the tail. These two lines were the first strokes penned by the designers to define the shape of the F-TYPE.
The convertible top is light, fast and refined. Fully powered, it opens or closes in just 12 seconds and can be operated at speeds of up to 30mph. The 3-layer top features Thinsulate™ for thermal and acoustic insulation. In keeping with the Jaguar tradition of customization, the top is available in 4 colors: Black is standard, and Red, Gray or Beige are available as options.
LED lights provide accents front and rear. The front of the F-TYPE features xenon HID headlights and a variation on the J-Blade LED signature running lights that have become a Jaguar design cue. Both high and low beams are integrated into a single projector unit, enabling a compact light. The light housing itself is drawn vertically, giving a sense of motion. The rear features all-LED taillights in a design that echoes the legendary E-Type.
Hidden until required, the rear spoiler automatically rises at 60 mph3 to reduce lift by up to 260 lbs for improved high-speed stability. It can also be deployed at any time by the driver with the push of a button.
DEPLOYABLE DOOR HANDLES
The deployable door handles are fitted flush with the door for uninterrupted airflow along the car’s flanks. They extend to meet the driver’s hand when activated by using the key fob or by pressing a touch-sensitive part of the handle on cars fitted with keyless entry.
The front splitter reduces lift for enhanced control at high speed and also directs air through the brakes for cooling.
STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST
Striking dual center exit exhausts on the F-TYPE and F-TYPE S models pay tribute to the E-Type, and each exhaust tip is stamped from a single piece of stainless steel for an unbroken surface and a commanding presence. Quad outboard-mounted exhausts on the V8 S provide a clear signal to the performance potential of the 495 horsepower engine; separated by a more aggressive rear venturi, they are an unmistakable symbol of power.
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The F-TYPE is a pure two-seat sports car. The driver-focused, asymmetric dual cockpit is referred to as a “1+1” cabin. 1+1 means the emphasis is on the driver, with a clear division between driver and passenger sides created by a prominent grab handle on the center console and different trim materials on either side of the cockpit. The grab handle separates the passenger from the driving controls, sending a clear message that these controls are driver interfaces. It also serves as a subtle signal to the potential of the car – it might be time to buckle up and hold on tight.
Instruments are simple, clear and analog - essential in a sports car. Additional information is provided by a 5-inch TFT screen mounted centrally between the speedometer and tachometer.
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
Every F-TYPE model comes standard with a small diameter, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel. Multi-function controls for the audio system and cruise control are on the front of the spokes, and paddle shifters for the transmission are on the back. For the ultimate high performance feel, a flat-bottomed racing style steering wheel is included as part of the Performance Pack on the S and V8 S. Both steering wheel styles can be heated, essential for top-down driving on chilly days, via the Climate Pack or Premium Pack.
CONFIGURABLE AMBIENT LIGHTING
Standard on the F-TYPE is ambient lighting in the signature Jaguar Phosphor Blue. But for a custom and more engaging interior, Configurable Ambient Lighting is available as an option on the F-TYPE and standard on the S and V8 S, allowing the driver to change the lighting theme color between Phosphor Blue, Pale Blue, White, Coral or Red; activating Dynamic Mode automatically changes the interior lighting theme to Red.
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
The dual-function climate control dials feature LED displays for temperature. On cars equipped with the heated seats of the Climate Pack the same dials also control the seat heating: pushing the dial in changes the display and function to seat heat control. These unique dials help keep the center dash free of clutter and add a high-tech touch. Below the dials are toggle switches for the other climate control functions. These switches echo the controls of Jaguar sports cars of the past, and are finished in soft-feel matte black.
ACTIVE CENTER AIR VENTS
To keep the center console as low and sleek as possible, the F-TYPE features Active Center Air Vents. They are activated automatically by algorithms within the climate control system and only rise when needed for extra airflow, retracting when not in use. With the deployable air vents, door handles and rear spoiler the F-TYPE keeps its technology hidden until needed.
Two seat styles are available in the F-TYPE. All models come standard with the Sport style seat. On V6-powered models, the F-TYPE and F-TYPE S, this deeply bolstered seat features 6-way manual and electric adjustment and leather trim with Suedecloth center sections for high grip during cornering. The V8 S model features full leather seat facings and 14-way fully electric adjustment. A racing-style Performance seat is available as a stand-alone option or as part of the Performance Pack on the S and V8 S. With its aggressive bolstering it helps keep the driver in place during spirited driving. Heated seats are available via the Climate Pack or Premium Pack.
On F-TYPE S and V8 S models the keyless start button, Dynamic Mode switch and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters all feature an Ignis finish. This bright orange color visually sets these controls apart as the key touch-points for the driver to unleash the full performance of the car.
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WEIGHT IS THE ENEMY
High power and low weight means effortless speed. By combining powerful engines with an all-aluminum body, the F-TYPE achieves high power to weight ratios for each model. What that means is the F-TYPE feels fast, lively and responsive.
The F-TYPE lineup features three supercharged engines: two versions of the new Jaguar 3.0 liter V6 and the acclaimed Jaguar 5.0 liter V8. The 340 hp V6 in the F-TYPE is shared with XF and XJ; the 380 hp V6 version in the F-TYPE S is exclusive to F-TYPE, as is the supercharged V8, producing 495 hp in the F-TYPE V8 S. The key to those impressive power figures are Roots-type vortex superchargers. Intercoolers reduce intake air temperature and improve power and efficiency. All F-TYPE models are rear wheel drive for balanced sports car handling.
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, for instance at a red light, but leaves accessories such as the lights, audio and windshield wiper functions on. When the driver takes their foot off the brake the system automatically restarts the engine in as little as 300 milliseconds using a specially designed starter motor. By the time the driver has moved their foot from the brake to the accelerator the engine has restarted and the car is ready to move.
Winter Mode is designed to adjust gear change and throttle response to improve traction in slippery conditions.1
FAST AND RESPONSIVE STEERING
The F‐TYPE is equipped with a steering rack with a quick 14.6:1 ratio, the quickest on a modern Jaguar. Combined with the stiff mounting points for the suspension, it provides precise, immediate steering response for a feeling of agility and driver involvement.
POWERFUL BRAKING SYSTEMS
Three powerful systems deliver confident, high performance braking: The Jaguar Performance Braking system on the F-TYPE has 354mm front and 325mm rear rotors with silver calipers. The Jaguar High Performance Braking system on the F-TYPE S has 380mm front and 325mm rear rotors with black calipers. And on the F-TYPE V8 S, the Jaguar Super Performance Braking system features 380mm front and 376mm rear rotors with black calipers. F-TYPE S and V8 S models equipped with the optional Performance Pack are easily identified by the red calipers on their Super Performance brakes and their large 15” front and 14.8” rear rotors.
ALL-ALUMINUM SPORT SUSPENSION
In addition to its aluminum body and engine, the F‐TYPE features a suspension where all the major components – the forged double wishbone front and rear suspensions and front subframe – are also all made from aluminum. The strength and light weight of aluminum is especially critical in the suspension: stiffness for accurate tuning and geometry, and light weight to reduce unsprung mass for more responsive movement.
The Jaguar Adaptive Dynamics system is standard on the S and V8 S models. This system actively adjusts the damping of the suspension and controls vertical body movement and roll and pitch rates. It monitors suspension movement 100 times a second and steering input 500 times a second and continuously adjusts damping rates. It can even predict pitch from throttle and brake inputs and proactively adjust the dampers to control the movement. The result: a smooth ride, exceptional body control, and a sports car with a sensational balance between ride and handling.
LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
On the F-TYPE S a limited slip differential improves traction and agility. The Active Differential on F-TYPE V8 S features full electronic control of the locking torque for exceptional agility.
8-SPEED QUICKSHIFT ZF TRANSMISSION
The new 8-speed ‘QuickShift’ ZF automatic features closely spaced ratios and is specifically engineered for the F-TYPE with shifts that are shorter and more immediate, with almost no perceptible interruption of torque delivery during aggressive acceleration. It works smoothly in auto mode, and shifts quickly in manual mode with complete driver control.
To further enhance a connected and responsive feel once the transmission is in 2nd gear a clutch mechanism locks the torque converter to create a direct mechanical connection between the engine and the driven wheels. An Adaptive Shift strategy responds and tailors shifts to how the car is being driven, from relaxed to aggressive. The transmission also features Corner Recognition, interacting with other vehicle systems to recognize when the car is in a turn to prevent upshifts while cornering.
Full manual control of the transmission is just a fingertip away. Manual shifting can be done with paddles mounted to the steering wheel, or by using the new SportShift selector. It is truly manual, giving the driver complete control: when shifting manually and in Dynamic Mode the transmission will not automatically upshift, even at redline, holding the driver’s selected gear. While in Dynamic Mode the transmission also produces “throttle blips” on downshifts to match engine and gear speeds for smoother shifts.
All the electronic chassis control systems of the F-TYPE do not remove the driver from a sense of involvement, they actually heighten it. With Dynamic Mode the driver can engage these systems to enhance a more spirited drive.1 Activating Dynamic Mode changes the settings of the major driver touch-points and control systems, including adjusting throttle response, steering weighting and on S and V8 S models the Adaptive Dynamics suspension damping; it also prevents automatic upshifts when using manual shift mode. Dynamic Mode also changes interior illumination to red signaling the change in vehicle demeanor.
CONFIGURABLE DYNAMIC MODE
Individually select engine, steering, gearshift time and suspension settings for a personalized driving experience. Part of the optional Performance Pack on F-TYPE S and V8 S models.
DYNAMIC LAUNCH MODE
A ‘Dynamic Launch’ feature on the F-TYPE S model can reduce up to 0.3 seconds from the 0-60 mph3 time by eliminating any torque interruption on the 1-2 and 2-3 gear changes.
ACTIVE SPORT EXHAUST
The F-TYPE S and V8 S models feature active exhaust systems with electronically controlled bypass valves for freer flowing exhaust. The valves open under specific throttle and speed conditions to improve flow and give a rich, deep tone to the exhaust; selecting Dynamic Mode causes the valves to open under even more conditions. With the optional Switchable Active Sport Exhaust at the press of a button on the center console the driver can turn the valves off and on at will, activating the richer, more exhilarating exhaust sound at any time.
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A light, strong aluminum body structure with a wide track and high torsional rigidity creates the ideal platform for a sports car.
BLIND SPOT MONITOR
Drive with reassurance as optional radar sensors in the sides of your F-TYPE help alert you to vehicles entering your blind spot. Part of the Vision Pack.1
AIDS TO SAFER DRIVING
All models incorporate a host of dynamic safety systems designed to improve stability and driver control:1
- Emergency Brake Assist
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution
- Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
- Traction control (through engine and brake intervention)
- Dynamic Stability Control
- Cornering Brake Control
REVERSE TRAFFIC DETECTION
Reverse out of parking spaces with confidence in busy environments with optional sensors in the rear bumper designed to warn you of approaching traffic. Part of the Vision Pack.1
AUTOMATIC SPEED LIMITER
Working in tandem with the cruise control, an Automatic Speed Limiter allows the driver to select a maximum speed that should not be exceeded.1
SENSING LOW PRESSURE
The standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System is designed to provide an alert message if tire pressure falls below the specified level.
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The intuitive 8-inch Touch-screen controls important vehicle functions including audio, telephone and navigation.2
MERIDIAN™ AUDIO SYSTEM
The standard 380W Meridian™ sound system features 10 speakers with exceptional clarity and dynamics. The optional 770W Meridian Surround Sound system features Meridian’s industry-leading digital sound processing. Its 12 speakers produce an incredible surround sound performance. The system includes Meridian’s Trifield system and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx.
In both the 380W and 770W systems Dynamic Volume Control constantly compensates for changes in ambient sound giving consistently high quality audio. Meanwhile Meridian™ Cabin Correction (MCC) delivers a smoother, more natural sound, adding clarity and definition to every instrument. MCC incorporates a precise acoustic analysis of the F-TYPE cabin and special digital filters to balance reverberation and enhance listening pleasure.
BLUETOOTH® FOR PHONE AND AUDIO
Standard Bluetooth technology can wirelessly connect compatible cell phones to the vehicle’s built-in hands-free telephone system.2 Calls can be made and accepted using either the central Touch-screen or steering wheel-mounted controls. Bluetooth audio streaming is also possible from advanced smart phones and MP3 players.
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"Everything about this new F-Type screams that it's unique."
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"On paper and in person, the car impresses"
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"Like a jungle cat ready to pounce, it’s hard not to feel impressed"
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"Only Jaguar can make a ‘cat’ purr the right way using a supercharged V6, and only they know the magic behind mixing aggressive and subtle exhaust notes for a big V8."
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"This all aluminum two-seat roadster promises style, performance, and driver enjoyment. It’s available in three varieties: nice, nicer, and insane! Actually, they are called the F-type, F-type S, and F-type"
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"Infused with classiness, its athletic stance commands your attention."
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"We cast one unanimous ballot for the F-Type for top honors in Paris. We were simply taken with the style, the performance potential, and yes, the heritage."
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"The F-Type has a driver-focused cockpit with every luxury amenity you would want in a two-seater roadster"
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