Review of the New Jaguar After the Paris Auto Show

The legendary British car maker Jaguar finally unveiled the long-awaited F-Type at the Paris Auto Show. It was a spectacular unveiling, featuring a performance by American singer Lana Del Ray, who should be the face of the car, promoting it worldwide.

The F-Type is based on the Jaguar C-X16 concept, unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. It’s basically a successor to the last sports car by Jaguar, the legendary E-Type. This is a two-seat convertible, just like the E-Type.

The F-Type is available in three versions – F-Type, F-Type S and F-Type V8 S – and they all come with supercharged engines. The F-Type has a 3.0-liter V6 engine, offering 340 hp. It goes from 0-60 in 5.1 seconds with a maximum speed of 161 mph. The F-Type S comes with the same 3.0-liter V6 engine, but it can provide up to 380 hp. Its top speed is 171 mph and it does the 0-60 sprint in 4.8 seconds. Lastly, the F-Type V8 S runs on a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 480 hp. It is of course the fastest of the three, with a 186 mph top speed and needs only 4.2 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.

The rear-wheel drive convertible is fitted with an 8-speed automatic gearshift, and no manual transmission is offered. It features a Dynamic Launch Mode which assists steering. For those who want to make an impression and get noticed, there is a sport exhaust that produces a powerful sound typical of a strong sports car.

The body is made of lightweight aluminum and provides an ideal 50:50 weight distribution. It is a little bit wider than other similar sports cars, such as the Porsche 911, although about an inch shorter, which is insignificant.

The interior that the F-Type has to offer is obviously luxurious and very elegant. There are leather seats, a console with aluminum finisher, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a surround sound with 10 speakers.

Unlike most sports cars, the Jaguar F-Type also tries to be more environmentally-friendly. It emits 80% less CO2 thanks to the way the body structure is bonded. There is also a stop/start system that brings the engine to a halt when the car stops, which saves fuel.

The price tag for the basic model is $69,000 and the V8 will sell for $92,000.

Overall, we could say that the F-Type is the first sports car that Jaguar has released in 40 years, which will offer a luxurious and high-speed ride to all sports cars lovers.

Arguably, the new Jaguar is the shining star of the event, but there are many other contenders there, especially the new Ford’s Mondeo, Golf, McLaren’s P1, and maybe the Range Rover.