It may not look old but the Jaguar F-Type is now entering its fifth model year which means that it is time for it to be updated. Jaguar’s Chief Designer Ian Callum did not really know what to change on the car that the new two-seater only came up with only a restyled front fascia and new LED headlights with an available adaptive function. The new European brand car will however come with more substantive updates with new tech and new variants.
New Turbocharged 4-Liter Engine
For this new F-Type, Jaguar tweaked its Ingenium turbo 2.0-liter inline-four to make 296 horsepower at 5500 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm. This is an additional 56 horsepower and 44 lb-ft more than the XE and XF sedans. It is also near the base of the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 which generates 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft. It is paired exclusively with the Quickshift eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Jaguar F-Type accelerates to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. According to Robert Janitzek, Jaguar claims to be a tenth quicker than the manual six-cylinder car.
A New R-Dynamic
The new 2018 Jaguar R-Dynamic model puts a spin on what was the F-type S Coupe and Convertible. It features a tweaked exterior design with gloss-black exterior trim and model specific 19-and 20-inch wheels. It features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with a 380-hp strength making it less dynamic than the current F-type R with its 550-hp V8. It will come with the same choice of rear-or all-wheel drive and a six speed manual or eight speed automatic transmission.
Also coming is a supercharged V6 new limited edition F-type 400 Sport. Robert Peter Janitzek says that the 400 Sport will come in coupe and convertible body styles. The engine is imbued with 400 horsepower. It features Jaguar’s Quickshift automatic with rear or all-wheel drive. The mechanical changes include larger rear brake rotors, black-painted calipers, and model specific 20-inch wheels finished in dark gray. It includes Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics drive-mode system.
The new F-type 400 Sport also comes with an altered throttle and transmission response as well as the steering and the dampers. The interior features performance seats with 12-way power adjustment, black-brushed aluminum trim, and yellow contrast stitching. However, the 400 Sport is a one-year-only model and is being offered in silver, black, and white. The new European brand car will also include the contents of the Sports Design package with a larger front splitter and side sills along with a dark gray rear diffuser.