The new and refreshed Jaguar F-Type has arrived in Singapore, with prices starting at S$342,999 with COE for the 2.0L R-Dynamic variant. A First Edition model is available for S$377,999, and it features add-ons like a unique rim design, additional interior colours and bespoke paint finishes that set them apart from the lesser models.
The base model V6 in the previous F-Type has been ditched in favour a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 400Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is rated at 5.6 seconds.
On the surface, the face of the F-Type has been completely redone, with new slimmer headlight units that utilise Jaguar’s Pixel LED technology. The grille has also been expanded ever so slightly, and is now finished in gloss black mesh, as are the side vents on either end of the bumpers. The bonnet appears longer and lower than the outgoing F-Type, and it lends the car a lower, more aggressive appearance.
Thankfully, Jaguar has retained the slim E-Type inspired taillamps. They’ve also included a new rear diffuser design with a single trapezoidal exhaust for the 2.0L four-pot models. Higher spec versions of the car, such as the supercharged V8 models, get quad exhaust tailpipes emblazoned with an “R” motif.
Similarly, the interior has seen a slight refresh. The dashboard is familiar, but is now dominated by a new 12.3-inch TFT screen that replaces the analogue gauge cluster in the pre-facelift model. The infotainment screen has been switched out for the JLR Group’s newer Touch Pro infotainment system, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The car can also receive over-the-air software updates, eliminating the need to visit a dealership to get the latest OS for your infotainment system.
Several other features have been carried over from the pre-facelift model, such as the flush door handles that pop out when the car is unlocked. Most of the interior trim such as the centre console buttons, and the seat controls are carried over too.
The glove box release button resides in the same corner of the dash, but Jaguar has added a metal badge embossed with “Jaguar Est. 1935”. A little token of their heritage.
Like the models that came before it, the F-Type utilises a ZF 8-speed gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels for the base 2.0L or the “standard” V8. Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing a stick shift version of the F-Type for the time being.
The top spec F-Type R model with a 5.0L supercharged V8 produces 575bhp and is available with all-wheel-drive, allowing the car to sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds. The standard 5.0L supercharged V8 produces 450bhp and does 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds for both RWD and AWD drivetrains. But the V8 models are only available on an indent basis, and would cost you a pretty penny.
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