The Jaguar F-Type is considered the heir of the famous E-Type from the 60s, and is manufactured since 2013. As a successor to the Jaguar XK, it was initially available as a fabric roof convertible. In early 2014, the coupe was added.
Engine and power
The front-mounted 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine in the F-Type R delivers a maximum output of 550 hp (405 kW) at 6500 rpm on the tarmac. At a speed between 2500-5500 rpm, 680 Newton meters are transmitted to the rear axle.
The acceleration to 100 km / h lays the 1665 kg heavy Briton from a standstill in 4.1 seconds. The maximum speed is limited at 300 km / h.
Jaguar F-Type SVR
Since 2016, the model series has been expanded with the F-Type SVR with all-wheel drive. The top-of-the-line model with a twin-vortex compressor has an output of 575 hp (423 kW), and needs only 3.7 seconds to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h. It is currently (2017) the most powerful sports car Jaguar has ever built.
The Jaguar F-Type uses the same platform with all-aluminum chassis like the XK. It is significantly shorter than its predecessor. A special underbody shaft and engine mounts, as well as a double bulkhead between the engine compartment and the passenger compartment, efficiently isolate sound and vibrations.
The Jaguar F-Type R has plenty of power. It may not reach up to the Porsche 911 Turbo, however, it comes about one third cheaper.