Driving pleasure in its purest form has to accommodate a streak of fast driving. Add to that open top touring, and the combination blends to provide a thrilling way of getting about. Jaguar has their particular bit of driving pleasure, in its purest form, behind the wheel of their new Jaguar F-Type Convertible. Stunning looks and stunning performance are what this feline cat delivers.
Beautifully sculptured with crisp, clean lines and modern detailing, the muscular new Jaguar F-Type Convertible marks its entry into the open-top segment with verve and passion. There is a range of F-Type convertible models, with whispers of other models on the way. Essentially, the latest Jaguar F-Type Convertible is available with lusty V6 and V8 engines, both which have eight-speed automatics to precisely transfer the engine power to the road.
Make no mistake: a drive in a new Jaguar F-Type Convertible is pure joy. The exhilarating performance that comes from the 3.0-Litre V6 engine features instant response. Jaguar has supercharged the V6 engine to provide 250 kW of power on the base version, and A1 handling backs up the engine’s capability. Boasting a nicely tuned sports suspension, the Jaguar F-Type Convertible V6 knows how to get down and dance while remaining nicely in touch with the road and driver. A very healthy 450 Nm of torque is available right in the mid-range between 3500 and 5000 rom. The new Jaguar F-Type Convertible V6 can shake off the 0-100 km/h dash in 5.3 seconds, boast a top speed of 260 km/h, and still return 9.0 litres/100 km of fuel consumption – on average.
Thinking back a few years, and I’m talking a few because can any of you remember back to the days of the old E-Type Jaguar? This machine had a 3.0-litre engine that could put out 198 kW. The V12 E-Type punched over 200 kW,but even this came well short of the base model F-Type V6. What we can see in the new Jaguar is how technology has really advanced, such that smaller engines can provide so much more power and much, much better fuel economy than yesteryear.
Why would you need more performance than the base model F-Type, really? Yes, the Jaguar F-Type Convertible V6 S is a tweaked version of the V6 base model, and the V8 S packs 364 kW and 625 Nm (enough to send you up to 300 km/h). When you’ve got a body shape and size similar to that of the Mazda MX5 with more than double the power, any of the three Jaguar F-Type Convertible models are sensationally quick. Get behind the wheel of one of these babies, and the car’s explosive speed is truly impressive. Like the Mazda MX5, the Jaguar F-Type V6 and V6S convertibles boast 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution – the perfect mix for superior handling. The chassis set-up has adjustable double-wishbones at the front and rear, and all S-models have adaptive dampers.
Interior comfort and style inside a Jaguar F-Type Convertible is superb. Lovely quality materials and textures make for a special environment that, in my books, is hard to better in any brand new open-top car. A snug feeling in either of the two seats (the Jaguar F-Type Convertible is a two-seater only) is the perfect way of enjoying fast touring and great company. All the high-tech luxury equipment is nestled inside the cabin. Things like Blue Tooth connectivity, satellite navigation, full leather seats and a premium sound system are standard. And you’ll never get sick of the sweet engine notes!
One of the drawbacks of the Jaguar F-Type Convertible is the lack of luggage space (196 litres). This won’t swallow much more than a set of golf clubs or a suit case, however with the F-Type it’s all about the driving experience. If you need more luggage space and practicality, then you best look at the bigger Jags with similar performance credentials.
On the safety front, front and side airbags, dynamic stability control, ABS, electronic braking assist and pedestrian contact sensors are features standard on a new Jaguar F-Type Convertible.
Make sure that the sensational new Jaguar F-Type Convertible is on your list of convertibles to check out today. Smiles galore are guaranteed from a base model with more performance than you really need in your everyday, real-time drive. You’re going to look amazing, drawing the attention of many bystanders with the F-TYPE’s sweptback headlamps, twin or quad exhaust systems and elegant lines.
Current Jaguar F-Type Convertibles include the:
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