Jaguar F-Type Convertible Motoring Review
Jaguar South Africa recently launched the highly-anticipated F-Type in South Africa. This beautiful machine is the successor to the original two-seater British sporty cabriolet, the E-Type.
The F-Type is available in three guises – F-Type, F-Type S and the F-Type V8 S.
The base F-Type is powered by Jag’s new 3.0-litre supercharged petrol engine with a power output of 250kW. It accelerates to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 260km/h.
A 280kW version of the supercharged V6 is available as well, which comes as standard with a sub five seconds 0-100km/h time and a top speed of 275km/h.
The range-topping V8 S with 364kW on tap will reach 100km/h in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 300km/h.
All engines drive through an eight-speed Quickshift transmission, a centrally mounted SportShift selector offering full manual sequential control, as do the steering wheel-mounted paddles
Both the S models have a limited-slip differential – the V6’s mechanical and the V8’s electronic. The S models also have an Active exhaust system and an optional Configurable Dynamics programme. This allows the driver to tailor a number of the dynamic features to personal taste and includes lap timer and G-meter functionality
The interior of the beast features a number of high-end technologies that you’d expect on a car in its segment. This includes touch-screen interface, a powerful sound system, electric everything and a host of other luxury fitments.