Jaguar F-Type Car Reviews

The Jaguar F-Type is billed as the spiritual successor of the legendary E-Type of the 1960s. With drop-dead gorgeous looks, impressive performance and a strong range of V6 and V8 petrol engines, the F-Type is a force to be reckoned with.

Price Range: £51,250 - £85,000
Insurance Groups: 50 - 50
MPG Range: 26 - 31
Score: 5/5
Gorgeous looks
Fantastic engines
Fast
No manual gearbox
Ride is a little firm
Expensive

Jaguar F-Type Overview

The F-Type is without question one of the most eagerly-awaited new cars of 2013. The follow-up to the legendary Jaguar E-Type of the 1960s, the F-Type has a lot to live up to. The question is, does it?

Under the bonnet, the F-Type comes with a choice of two engines: a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 with either 335bhp or 375bhp in 'S' guise, and a 5.0-litre supercharged V8. On the road, the F-Type's performance is impressive, and its aluminium body is both stiff and light, making the car feel very agile. If we had one minor criticism it's that the F-Type doesn't feel quite as lithe and nimble as its major rival, the considerably cheaper Porsche Boxster.

On the plus side, the F-Type is much better looking than the Boxster; in fact, it's better looking than virtually anything else on the road. Those sharp lines, the planted stance, the subtle nods to the E-Type in the tail lights -- the F-Type is a sensational looking car.

It's the same story on the inside too. The cabin is beautifully designed and feels extremely well-made. Sports seats come as standard too and are supremely comfortable, making the F-Type a very capable long-distance cruiser.

However, long-distance cruises are not what this car is about. The F-Type is a pure driver's machine. Thanks to the car's wheel-in-each-corner chassis and near 50:50 weight distribution, it's a fantastic car to drive. The steering is sharp, fast and accurate, and the power steering feels perfectly weighted. The ride is not the smoothest or the most comfortable in the world; however, if it's comfort you're after, what exactly is wrong with the Jaguar XK?

Overall, we're very impressed with the F-Type -- it's a proper Jag. It's an absolute peach to drive and thanks to its stunning looks, sumptuous cabin and wonderful handling, it's a car you'll fall in love with the moment you get behind the wheel. If we had to pick nits, we'd say that it's quite expensive and the ride is too firm, but really these are two tiny flies in an otherwise brilliant tub of ointment.

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