The Jaguar F-Type has been updated with a fresh look, a new infotainment system and world-first ‘ReRun’ app that combines onboard vehicle data with GoPro footage.
The new F-Type range offers more driver-focused technology and comprises 22 derivatives - from a 'basic' rear-wheel drive model with 340PS, to the 200mph, all-wheel drive SVR.
The F-Type’s design is described as ‘stronger and more focused’, with clearer visual range differentiation thanks to model-specific front bumpers. Full LED headlights boost visual appeal further and help improve driver safety and comfort. The F-Type’s grille shape and graphic are unchanged, however in place of its predecessor’s double ‘shark gill’ apertures, the new front end features large, powerful single apertures with a lozenge mesh design. Building on this design theme, the R-Dynamic model gains Gloss Black bezels.
“Great sports car design is about proportion and purity. The most challenging element of the process for designers is to focus on and maintain an exciting silhouette that promises performance. We looked at how we could fine-tune key details to deliver even more clarity of purpose in the overall design – for the driver, the passenger and onlookers” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.
True enthusiasts will be able to capture and share their driving experiences using a new ReRun app developed in collaboration with GoPro. ReRun combines real-time video from the driver’s GoPro with key vehicle performance data including speed, throttle position, gear selection, braking force and G-force. The high quality video – including a ‘highlights’ section – can be downloaded to the driver’s smartphone and shared on social media.
To mark the F-Type’s revamp, Jaguar has added an exclusive 400 SPORT launch edition, which will go on sale worldwide but for one model year only. Power from the new 400PS version of the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine is complemented by an uprated chassis comprising of a Super Performance braking system, Configurable Dynamics and 20-inch wheels with a unique Dark Satin Grey finish.
Distinctive Yellow and Dark Satin Grey 400 SPORT badges on the rear of the car and on the front splitter hint at the extra power under the clamshell bonnet, and complement the choice of Indus Silver, Santorini Black and Yulong White metallic paint. Interior design elements include 400 SPORT branding in the centre console, steering wheel, treadplates and embroidered headrests. Yellow contrast stitching features throughout the cabin.
Every F-Type now features the tablet-style Touch Pro infotainment system with ‘super-fast’ responses, intelligent navigation functions such as Share ETA and online services such as real-time traffic and live weather reports. New lightweight slimline seats and new chrome and aluminium trim finishers heighten the ‘driver-focused’ feel of the interior.
The new range introduces the ‘R-Dynamic’ derivative to the F-Type line-up. It is available as a 340PS V6 F-Type R-Dynamic and offers 19-inch wheels, LED Headlights, Exterior body styling with gloss black accents, interior console change and switchable active exhaust for £3,700 over the 340PS V6 F-Type. The 380PS V6 F-Type R-Dynamic replaces the outgoing 380PS V6 S, and also incorporates the new visual changes as well as adding 20-inch alloys.
Joining the F-Type’s suite of driver-focused assistance systems is a semi-automated park-assist function designed to make parallel parking in even the tightest of spaces quicker and easier. When passing a potential space, the car’s ultrasonic parking sensors measure its length. If suitable, the system takes care of the steering: all the driver has to do is press a button, engage reverse and control the throttle and brakes. The system will also guide the vehicle out of the space when it’s time to leave.
The new F-Type range in the UK will consist of the entry Coupé and Convertible - with a 340PS 3.0-litre V6; Quickshift RWD/ manual RWD - priced from £51,450 OTR. The F-Type R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible is priced from £55,150 OTR while the special 400 SPORT edition starts at £70,115 OTR. The 550PS 5.0-litre V8, R models start at £89,980 OTR and the range tops out with the F-Type SVR Coupé and Convertible, from £110,000 OTR.