2013-2014 Jaguar F-Type
|Assembly||Castle Bromwich Assembly, Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door roadster
|Related||Jaguar C-X16 concept car|
|Engine||3.0 L V6 S/C petrol 340 PS (250 kW)
3.0 L V6 S/C petrol 380 PS (279 kW)
5.0 L V8 S/C petrol 495 PS (364 kW)
|Wheelbase||2,622 mm (103.2 in)|
|Length||4,470 mm (176 in)|
|Width||1,923 mm (75.7 in)|
|Height||1,308 mm (51.5 in)|
|Kerb weight||1,597 kg (3,521 lb) F-Type
1,614 kg (3,558 lb) F-Type S
1,665 kg (3,671 lb) F-Type V8 S
The car was launched initially as a soft-top convertible, later with a coupé version launched in 2013.
C-X16 concept (2011)
The C-X16 form takes cues from Jaguar's 2010 C-X75 plug-in hybrid concept supercar, including the shape of the front grille and the wrap-around rear lights, and also has a side-hinged opening rear window reminiscent of the 1961 E-Type.
The C-X16, was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Jaguar stated that the C-X16 was their smallest car since the 1954 Jaguar XK120, at: 4,445 mm (175.0 inches) length; 2,048 mm (80.6 inches) width; 1,297 mm (51.1 inches) height.
The F-Type was developed under the project code "X152".
F-Type Convertible (2013–)
The convertible version of F-Type was first revealed in Sundance, London which was followed by a presentation at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Initial F-Type convertible models include the F-Type (340 PS), F-Type S (380 PS) and F-Type V8 S (495 PS).
F-Type Coupé (2014–)
The coupé version was unveiled in late 2013 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and is expected to go on sale in spring 2014. Launch models scheduled include the F-Type (340 PS), F-Type S (380 PS) and F-Type R (550 PS).
The F-Type uses an all-aluminium chassis, sound and vibration insulation is provided by the addition of a special underbody tray and engine mounts, and a double bulkhead between the engine bay and passenger compartment. The convertible roof is an electrically operated retractable fabric hood. Jaguar says by eschewing metal it can keep the car’s centre of gravity low, while a Thinsulate layer means thermal and sound insulation is akin to a solid roof.
The entry-level F-Type uses Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine, good for 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp), 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 5.1 seconds, and a top speed of 161 mph (259 km/h). In the middle comes the F-Type S, with the same engine tuned for 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp), a top speed of 171 mph (275 km/h), and 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The top of the range model is the V8 S, with Jaguar’s 5.0-litre, 495 PS (364 kW; 488 hp) supercharged petrol engine. The layout is front-engined, rear-wheel-drive. The gearbox is an eight-speed automatic with paddle-shifters offering manual override. There is a mechanical limited-slip differential on the V6 S and an electronic limited-slip differential on the V8. The engine choices will remain unchanged for F-Type Coupé with its market launch in Spring 2014, but with the addition of a higher performance V8 R model producing 550 PS (400 kW; 540 hp) in lieu of the convertible V8 S model.
|Model||Years||Body Style||Engine type||Power@rpm, Torque@rpm||Emissions (CO2)|
|3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol||2013–||Coupe & Convertible||2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126)||340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp)@6500, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@3500-5000||209g/km|
|3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol||2013–||Coupe & Convertible||2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126)||380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp)@6500, 460 N·m (339 lb·ft)@3500-5000||213g/km|
|5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol||2013–||Convertible||5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133)||495 PS (364 kW; 488 hp)@6500, 625 N·m (461 lb·ft)@2500-5500||259g/km|
|5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol||2014–||Coupe||5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133)||550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp)@6500, 680 N·m (502 lb·ft)@2500-5500||259g/km|
The F-Type has double-wishbone front and rear suspension with adaptive dampers and adjustable suspension settings to allow the driver to adjust ride and handling. The F-Type has a total of 25 different driving modes programmed to suit different road conditions and driving styles.
The F-Type interior has a two-seater setup with the leather interior and control buttons finished in aluminium. There is a touchscreen display in the centre console and another TFT display between the dials in the instrument panel. There is also a choice of flat-bottom or alcantara finish for the three-spoke steering wheel and buttons finished in soft-feel matt black.
Jaguar has introduced a stop-start engine shutoff function, which Jaguar claims boosts economy by 5 percent.
The F-Type has bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, along with full LED lighting at the rear. The S and V8 S versions get an “active exhaust system” which opens special valves over 3,000 rpm to intensify the sound profile.
There is a retractable rear wing spoiler and door handles that are left hidden with the bodywork until needed. The fabric hood raises or lowers in 12 seconds, and can be used when the car is moving at up to 48 km/h (30 mph).
The audio systems offered, use Meridian technology with either 380 W spread across ten speakers or 770 W across twelve speakers.
Marketing and reception
In April 2013 a short film called Desire was launched at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to promote the Jaguar F-Type. Directed by Adam Smith from Ridley Scott Associates, starring Damian Lewis, Jordi Molla and Shannyn Sossamon. New Musical Express called the film "typically sumptuous promo features heavy product placement".
In January 2014, a dozen New York City Subway trains were wrapped with ads advertising the F-Type in preparation for the Super Bowl XLVIII. On February 2, 2014, Jaguar unveiled the new coupe through a Super Bowl advertisement. Jaguar emphasized the idea that British were considered "bad" by Americans because of Hollywood movies always portraying villains to be British. Sir Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Strong all support the villainous way of life as being good. Using these "villains" as the face of Jaguar helped support the edgy side of the luxury brand. This Super Bowl advertisement also challenged other luxury automotive markets in the U.S. stating that Jaguar is just as edgy or maybe more than the other luxury automotive brands. 
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