Improving anything styled by Ian Callum would be hard at the best of times, but the F-Type-in coupe form, especially-was already a fantastic-looking thing.
The cabin is now home to better materials for a more premium yet sporting feel.
One major surprise is the disappearance of the F-Type V6. The entry-level F-Type features a 296 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with rear-wheel-drive, while all-wheel-drive models come with either a 380 hp supercharged V6 or 575 hp supercharged V8.More news: Gamecock volleyball earns back-to-back NCAA tournament berths
Until we hear word of a new full-fat SVR (fingers crossed), the top of the F-Type range will be the R. Again, there's the 5.0-liter supercharged V8, but here it produces the same numbers as the old SVR-567hp and 699Nm of torque.
The F-Type R can sprint from 0-100kmph in just 3.5 seconds with the top speed limited to 299kmph. It enables the model to run from 0-60 miles per hour (0-96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 186 miles per hour (299 km/h). It is offered with a choice of all-wheel drive and - for purists - rear-wheel drive.
One major advantage of the model with the smallest engine is its 120kg-lower kerb weight (it weighs 1,520kg against 1,640kg for the rear-wheel drive V8) which lightens the nose and improves steering response. The new Jaguar F-Type facelift sports an evolved design and it is the front that sees the biggest of changes. The V8 also comes with a "quiet mode" exhaust feature so as not to disturb your neighbors when starting the auto.More news: Martin Scorsese urges people to not watch ‘The Irishman’ on a phone
The exterior changes are most noticeable at the front of the F-Type, with sleeker headlights giving the nose of the auto a more aggressive appearance. It has a slightly reworked clamshell bonnet.
Inside, the F-Type's dash layout had resisted aging extremely well, so things remain remarkably similar here. The tail-lights have adopted a slimmer, "chicane" design introduced on the I-Pace and there are adjustments to the number-plate recess and the diffuser shapes. But before you get enamored by the engine and exhaust sound, it's the way the new F-Type looks that will really get you going.
The new Jaguar F-Type features either Sport or Performance seats depending on the trim model.More news: 'Misleading' Deliveroo ad banned after attracting 300 complaints
The vehicle also gets a reconfigurable, HD 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, Touch Pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. It features a Dorchester Grey exterior design pack as well as Gloss Technical Grey 20-inch alloy wheels with a diamond-turned finish. The 2020 model does, however, retain the three rotary heating and ventilation controllers Jaguar regards as essential to a good driving machine.
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