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Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type
2017 Jaguar F-Type Convertible V8 R AWD Automatic 5.0 Front.jpg
Jaguar F-Type R convertible
ManufacturerJaguar Land Rover
AssemblyCastle Bromwich Assembly, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door roadster
2-door fastback coupé
LayoutFront-engine rear-wheel-drive / Front-engine, four-wheel-drive (SVR)
RelatedJaguar C-X16
Power output
  • 300 PS (221 kW) (base model)
  • 340 PS (250 kW) (V6)
  • 380 PS (279 kW) (F-Type S)
  • 495 PS (364 kW) (V8)
  • 550 PS (405 kW) (F-Type R)
  • 575 PS (423 kW) (F-Type SVR and Project 7)
Wheelbase2,622 mm (103.2 in)[2]
Length4,470 mm (176 in)[2]
Width1,923 mm (75.7 in)[2]
Height1,308 mm (51.5 in)[2]
Kerb weight1,862 kg (4,104 lb)
PredecessorJaguar E-Type

The Jaguar F-Type is a two-door, two-seater sports car, based on a shortened platform of the XK, manufactured by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover under their Jaguar Cars subsidiary since 2013.[3] It serves as the spiritual successor to the famous E-Type while also being the potential replacement for the XK grand tourer.[4]

The car was launched initially as a 2-door soft-top convertible, with a 2-door fastback coupé version launched in 2013.[5]

XJ41/XJ42 concept (1986)

Jaguar XJ42 concept displayed in the British Motor Museum, Gaydon

The F-Type name was first used on a pair of completely unrelated concepts as far back as 1982, when Jaguar realised that the XJ-S had grown too large in size and weight to be classed as a proper successor to the E-Type. Then, two new projects, codenamed the XJ41 (coupé) and XJ42 (convertible) got to an advanced state of development by 1988, however the project was cancelled when Ford Motor Company took over Jaguar in 1989, and the newly installed management determined that upgrading the company's dated production facilities was a higher priority. The XJ-S was given a major facelift (being renamed the XJS) instead as a stop gap solution. The XJ41/XJ42 studies ultimately evolved into the Aston Martin DB7 and the Jaguar XK8 which were launched in 1994 and 1996 respectively - the latter being more of a direct replacement for the XJS than a true successor to the E-Type.

F-Type concept (2000)

Jaguar F-Type concept displayed in the British Motor Museum, Gaydon

A second F-Type concept was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January, 2000. It was a two-seat speedster with a 3.0-litre V6 engine from the S-Type saloon. Geoff Lawson, Jaguar's Head of Styling, had been working on the development of the car, but his sudden death in 1999 led Ian Callum, the new Head of Styling, to continue the project. This project was soon cancelled, but later revived, with Callum once again being assigned to work on the development of the new Jaguar sports car.[6]

C-X16 concept (2011)

Jaguar C-X16

The C-X16 concept takes cues from the 2010 C-X75 plug-in hybrid concept sports car, including the shape of the front grille and the wrap-around rear lights, along with a side-hinged opening rear window reminiscent of the 1961 E-Type fastback coupé.[7]

The concept car was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Jaguar stated that the C-X16 was their smallest car since the 1954 Jaguar XK120, at: 4,445 mm (175.0 inches) length; 2,048 mm (80.6 inches) width; 1,297 mm (51.1 inches) height.[8]

The F-Type which was previewed stylistically by the C-X16, was developed under the project code "X152".[9]

F-Type Convertible (2013-present)

Jaguar F-Type R convertible

The convertible version of F-Type was first revealed in Sundance, London[10] which was followed by a presentation at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed (with a bare chassis).[11]

Promoted by Lana Del Rey

F-Type Coupé (2014-present)

Jaguar F-Type S coupé

The coupé version was unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show (F-Type R Coupé)[12][13] and 2013 Tokyo Motor Show,[14] followed by 2013 Jaguar Academy of Sport Annual Awards,[15] an exclusive event in Canary Wharf, London.[16]

The vehicle was set to go on sale in spring 2014. Launch models scheduled include the F-Type (340 PS), F-Type S (380 PS) and F-Type R (550 PS).[17]

F-Type SVR (2016-present)

Jaguar F-Type SVR coupé

At the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016, Jaguar unveiled the F-Type SVR. Available in both coupé and convertible body styles along with having all-wheel-drive, it features the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine from the V8 S and R, but produced a maximum power output of 575 PS (567 hp; 423 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 700 N?m (516 lb?ft) of torque at 3,500-5,000 rpm, the car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.5 seconds and to can attain a top speed of 322 km/h (200 mph), making it the first Jaguar road car since the XJ220 to reach 200 mph (322 km/h). The SVR convertible can attain a top speed of 194 mph (312 km/h).[]

Technical details


The F-Type utilises an all-aluminium chassis, assembled with flush rivets and glue.[18] Sound and vibration insulation is provided by the addition of a special underbody tray and engine mounts, and a double bulkhead between the engine bay and passenger compartment. The convertible roof is an electrically operated retractable fabric piece. Jaguar says by eschewing metal it can keep the car's centre of gravity low, while a Thinsulate layer means thermal and sound insulation is akin to a solid roof.[19]


At launch, the entry-level model used Jaguar's new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine, producing a maximum power output of 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp), enabling the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 5.1 seconds, and attain a top speed of 161 mph (259 km/h). The F-Type S has the same engine uprated at 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp), allowing the car to attain a top speed of 171 mph (275 km/h), and achieve acceleration from 0 to 60  mph in 4.8 seconds. Next in the range is the V8 F-Type R, with Jaguar's 5.0-litre, 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp) supercharged V8 petrol engine, allowing the car to attain a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h) and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.0 seconds. Topping the range is the F-Type SVR, with the same engine as the F-Type R uprated at 575 PS (423 kW; 567 hp) enabling the car to attain a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h) and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.5 seconds.[19] The layout is front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, or all-wheel drive for the F-Type SVR. The gearbox is an eight-speed automatic with paddle-shifters offering manual override. In 2015, a ZF six-speed manual was available as an option. This transmission is only available for the V6 models. There is a mechanical limited-slip differential on the V6 S and an electronic limited-slip differential on the V8.

In 2018, a 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4 engine was added as the new entry level powertrain. It is Jaguar's first four-cylinder sports car.

Model[2] Years Body Style Engine type Power, Torque
2.0-litre turbocharged Inline-4 'Ingenium' petrol 2018– Coupé & Convertible 1,999 cc (122 cu in) (Jaguar-Land Rover Ingenium AJ200) 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) at 5,500 rpm, 400 N?m (295 lb?ft) at 1,500 rpm
3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol 2013- Coupé & Convertible 2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126) 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) at 6,500 rpm, 450 N?m (332 lb?ft) at 3,500-5,000
3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol 2013- S Coupé & Convertible 2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126) 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp) at 6,500 rpm, 460 N?m (339 lb?ft) at 3,500-5,000 rpm
3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol 2018- 400 Sports Coupé and Convertible 2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126) 400 PS (294 kW; 395 hp) at 6,500 rpm, 460 N?m (339 lb?ft) at 3,500-5,000 rpm
5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol 2013-2014 V8 S Convertible 5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133) 495 PS (364 kW; 488 hp) at 6,500 rpm, 625 N?m (461 lb?ft) at 2,500-5,500 rpm
5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol 2014- R Coupé & Convertible 5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133) 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp) at 6,500 rpm, 680 N?m (502 lb?ft) at 2,500-5,500 rpm
5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol 2014- Project 7 Convertible, SVR Coupé & Convertible 5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133) 575 PS (423 kW; 567 hp), 700 N?m (516 lb?ft)


Model Engine 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time Top Speed
F-Type 1,999 cc (122 cu in) (Jaguar-Land Rover Ingenium AJ200) 5.7 seconds 259 km/h (161 mph)
F-Type V6 2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126) 5.1 seconds 259 km/h (161 mph)
F-Type V6 S 2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126) 4.8 seconds 275 km/h (171 mph)
F-Type 400 Sport 2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126) 4.8 seconds 300 km/h (186 mph)
F-Type 400 Sport (AWD) 2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126) 4.9 seconds 300 km/h (186 mph)
F-Type V8 S 5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133) 4.3 seconds 300 km/h (186 mph)
F-Type R 5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133) 4.0 seconds 300 km/h (186 mph)
F-Type SVR 5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133) 3.5 seconds 322 km/h (200 mph)
F-Type Project 7 5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133) 3.9 seconds 300 km/h (186 mph)


The F-Type has a double-wishbone front and rear suspension with adaptive dampers and adjustable suspension settings to allow the driver to adjust ride and handling. The car has a total of 25 different driving modes programmed to suit different road conditions and driving styles.[19]



The interior of the F-Type has a two-seater setup with the leather upholstery and control buttons finished in aluminium. There is a touchscreen display in the centre console and another TFT display between the dials in the instrument panel. There is also a choice of flat-bottom or alcantara finish for the three-spoke steering wheel and buttons finished in soft-feel matt black.[19]


The F-Type debuted a stop-start engine shutoff function, which Jaguar claims boosts economy by 5 percent.[19]

The F-Type features bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, along with full LED lighting at the rear. The S and V8 S versions come equipped with an "active exhaust system" which opens special valves over 3,000 rpm to intensify the sound profile.[19]

There is a retractable rear wing and door handles that are left hidden with the bodywork until needed. The fabric roof on the convertible raises or lowers in 12 seconds, and can be used when the car is moving at up to 48 km/h (30 mph).[19]

The audio systems offered, use Meridian technology with either 380 W spread across ten speakers or 770 W across twelve speakers.[19]


Jaguar UK ambassador José Mourinho became the first customer to take delivery of the new F-Type Coupé in March 2014.[20]

Worldwide sales

Year Sales
2013 6,377
2014 11,506
2015 11,662
2016 10,799
Total 40,344


Marketing and reception

In August 2012, it was announced that American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey would be the face of the F-Type, which premiered at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012.[22] The car won Car of The Year at the 2013 Middle East Motor Awards.

In April 2013 a short film called Desire was launched at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival[23] to promote the Jaguar F-Type. Directed by Adam Smith from Ridley Scott Associates, starring Damian Lewis, Jordi Molla and Shannyn Sossamon. New Musical Express called the film "typically sumptuous promo features heavy product placement".[24]

An F-Type in the Union Jack livery, part of Jaguar's promotional campaign

As part of convertible launch celebration in the UK, Jaguar launched its #YourTurnBritain campaign; inviting people to share photos that encapsulate the best of modern Britain through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr. The best images submitted would win one of four unforgettable F-Type driving experiences. A fleet of Union Jack liveried F-Types embarked on a 'Best of British' promotional tour as part of the car's launch activity and Jaguar's #YourTurnBritain social media campaign, with the help of ambassadors Jamie Campbell Bower, Alice Temperley, MistaJam, Graeme Swann and Jimmy Anderson. The tour started in London in August 2013 and visited Leeds and Newcastle (12th), Edinburgh and Glasgow (13th), Manchester and Liverpool (14th), Sheffield, Nottingham and Birmingham (15th) Cardiff, Bristol and Oxford (16th). Londoners were able to see the cars from 12-23 August as they took residence at Canary Wharf.[25]

David Gandy was featured in a film titled 'Escapism' featuring a Jaguar F-Type convertible. In the film, Gandy gave the viewers insight into his life as he invited them on a road trip that started at dusk as he escaped 'the craziness of London'. David Gandy: Escapism features the style icon driving his favourite British heritage cars from the C-Type, E-Type and XKSS, through to the very latest F-Type. The film was previewed at the 2013 Goodwood Revival.[26]

As part of F-Type coupé launch in the US, a 60-second TV commercial titled 'Rendezvous' was premiered the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII.[27] In addition, a dozen New York City Subway trains were wrapped with ads advertising the F-TYPE in preparation for the Super Bowl XLVIII.[28] On February 2, 2014, Jaguar unveiled the new coupé through a Super Bowl advertisement. The "British Villains" campaign (created by SPARK44, managed by Mindshare) captures the premise that Brits have long made the best villains in landmark films, combining intelligence with charm, restlessness with calm, and are always confident. Jaguar emphasised the idea that British were considered "bad" by Americans because of Hollywood movies always portraying villains to be British. Sir Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Strong all support the villainous way of life as being good. Using these "villains" as the face of Jaguar helped support the edgy side of the luxury brand. This Super Bowl advertisement also challenged other luxury automotive markets in the US stating that Jaguar is just as edgy or maybe more than the other luxury automotive brands.[29] The 'Rendezvous' commercial launched the campaign, which introduced the Jaguar F-Type Coupe and featured the campaign's unique hashtag, #GoodToBeBad. Following the 'Rendezvous' commercial premiere at Super Bowl XLVIII, 'The Set-Up' commercial was premiered on 12 January 2014 and the YouTube premiere of 'Rendezvous' on 28 January. "Rendezvous" was filmed by Hooper in London in a creative partnership with his Smuggler Films production house. The spot's original score for "Rendezvous" was composed and conducted by Alexandre Desplat, who worked with Tom Hooper on The Kings Speech and recorded by The London Symphony Orchestra at the iconic Abbey Road studios. Jaguar also hosted the campaign page,, with information about the F-Type Coupé, the commercial and some unique video content including teasers starring each of the three actors. In addition to broadcast, the multi-channel campaign's Super Bowl efforts included unique outdoor creative throughout New York City, print, digital and consumer activations hosted with a wide array of media partners, and special events in the week leading up to the Super Bowl. The British Villains campaign continues with regularly updated content through July 2014.[30]

As part of Jaguar F-Type Coupé launch in China, David Beckham joined Jaguar as a brand ambassador. The print creative material used in this campaign was produced by fashion photographer and filmmaker Peter Lindbergh.[31]

Limited editions

400 Sport

The Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport, a special-edition model that would remain on sale for just one year, was launched as part of a raft of revisions to the British sports car. The F-Type 400 Sport launch edition is powered by an upgraded version of the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine producing a power output of 400 PS (294 kW; 395 hp) (hence the name) and the addition of the Super Performance braking system (which features 380mm front and 376mm rear discs and black calipers with 400 Sport logo) and a Configurable Dynamics system which allows drivers to select individual settings for the throttle, transmission, steering and dampers. The F-Type 400 Sport features unique 20-inch alloy wheels.

The car features '400 Sport' badges on the front splitter and rear of the car, as well as the centre console, steering wheel, tread plates and embroidered headrests. The F-Type 400 is available as either a coupé or convertible and in either rear or all-wheel drive.

Project 7

The Jaguar F-Type Project 7
Rear view with the Aero Haunch visible

The Project 7 is based on the F-Type Convertible, powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, generating a maximum power output of 575 PS (423 kW). The engine was also shared with the F-Type SVR. Only up to 250 units will be made and it is considered to be Jaguar's most powerful production car ever, alongside the F-Type SVR. The body is made of 100% aluminium, reminiscing the historical D-Type LeMans winner.[32] Visually, it features an 'Aero Haunch' behind the driver, similar to 1950s D-Type, a quad exhaust and a fixed rear spoiler. The project 7 has a claimed acceleration 0-97 km/h acceleration time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 299 km/h (186 mph). Singer and car enthusiast Brian Johnson drove the prototype car on the first programme of the second series of Cars That Rock, and announced at the end of the programme that he had bought one of the 250 production cars.

The Project 7 is a skunkworks design penned by Italian-Brazilian designer César Pieri.[33] It was discovered by chance when Pieri accidentally showed it to Jaguar chief-designer Ian Callum. The concept then became a functional prototype and eventually reached production.


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