For whatever reason, Jaguar adopted a Hot Wheels-themed introduction for the newest in its line of immortal sports cars, the F-TYPE, all in uppercase letters as is their recent practice. We prefer to focus on the fact that any new sporting Jaguar is an undeniably major story, given Jaguar’s generations-long standing as Great Britain’s definitive car for demanding drivers. Extensively redesigned and sporting, no pun intended, a 2021 model year for its rollout, the F-TYPE is clearly evolutionary is terms of its looks and packaging. It’s still a luscious two-seater crafted from only the most premium materials, and offers all the convenience and technology a buyer of means could possibly expect.
We’ll say this much: The F-TYPE certainly evokes the lines of the original XKE from which it takes its styling cues. Under the leadership of Jaguar design director Julian Thomson, the F-TYPE’s roots are immediately recognizable. Ultra-slim headlamps blend cleanly into the car’s new clamshell hood. A monogram pattern in the F-TYPE’s J-shaped running lights accentuates the car’s width and muscle. Interior treatments available incorporate both synthetic suede and chrome, with a 12-inch programmable HD instrument cluster positioned directly in front of the driver. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, as are ergonomically optimized seats for both occupants. But this is a Jaguar, meaning that power goes all the way to the F-TYPE R’s 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 that delivers 575 horsepower, mated to Intelligent Driveline Dynamics control technologies. The chassis is based around double aluminum wishbones at each corner of the car. For the fuel conscious, a 3.0-liter V-6 with 380 horsepower is the standard engine.