Guys, I need help. I heard something highly distressing today about how Jaguar might do away with its lovely, incredible, perfect supercharged V6 engines. I don’t think my heart could take it if it did.
The owner of this 2016 Jaguar F-Type R came home to a “frantic” property manager yesterday, who informed him that his car was damaged. “I thought he meant something rather minor, because he knows I am pretty obsessive over my car,” he told Jalopnik. It wasn’t minor.
Good news! In a world of mid-size vehicles and sadness, Jaguar won’t fully give into the crossover cash trap. The Jaguar F-Type, a strikingly beautiful machine that broke a nearly three-decade sports car hiatus at the company, will have a successor. And that successor will have an “electrified” powertrain.
It’s easy to get enamored with the Jaguar F-Type SVR’s deadly-beautiful design. Wrestling with the car’s complex personality and 575 horsepower is a far greater challenge. But the SVR’s learning curve is perfectly graded to be fearsome and fun at once, and that’s what really makes this machine special.
Listen, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Little bit of “insider industry knowledge,” if you will. The Jaguar F-Type, while delightful, has V8 variants that are simply too much. The 550 horsepower F-Type R is overkill, and the 575 HP F-Type SVR is extra overkill. The supercharged V6 F-Types are the sweet spot,…
There’s a reason the Maserati GranTurismo has looked the same for the past decade: because when you have a design that sexy, you don’t screw with it. Jaguar’s F-Type is in the same boat with its gorgeous profile, gaping wide grille and sleek headlights. But Jaguar has updated it for 2018, also with a more powerful…
You’re not going to win.
A few weeks ago, a friend and Jalopnik reader—I’ll call him “Dave,” because that’s his name—got a new Jaguar F-Type with a stick shift. Naturally, I did what any normal friend would do: I congratulated him on the car. Then I invited myself to drive the car and film a video with it.
Jaguar wants you to think it just loves to be bad. It even hung a whole advertising campaign on that notion. So really, the biggest surprise about the new F-Type SVR is not its bewildering aggression, or its newly sharpened handling. The real shock is that it took Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations two years…
Eleven years before the Jaguar F-Type you all know and love today, there was another F-Type. It was smaller and lighter, aimed at the Porsche Boxster instead of the 911. But by 2002, it was dead thanks to Jaguar’s pointless Formula One efforts and Ford counting those beans, no doubt.
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A lot of things have run through my mind when I’ve driven the Jaguar F-Type R. “This thing desperately needs more horsepower” has never been one of them. But we are in the age of overkill, and our beloved F-Type is about to get a heavy dose of just that. Meet the insane F-Type SVR.
One of the best and most beautiful sports cars around just got a little cheaper. Jaguar today announced the pricing for the 2017 Jag F-Type (good lord, we’re up to 2017 model year cars now? WOW) and it comes with a decent price cut.
The Jaguar F-Type is the car Steve McQueen would drive if he were still gracing the earth with his badass-ness. What do you need to know before you buy a Jaguar F-Type? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
Flooring it in a 550 horsepower, all-wheel drive Jaguar F-Type R is hard to describe, what with your brain pressing against the inside of your skull, your eyes bumping up against their sockets.
All I can say is that if you have the opportunity to drive a manual F-Type around Scotland in these last few sunny days left of this summer, don’t think about it for a second. Take a day off if you have to, because it’s well worth it.
Sometimes, you just have to say “Fuck it. I’m going for a drive.”