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    1. 12-02-2019 04:52 PM #1


      Jaguar has overhauled the F-Type sports car with new styling and technology to take on the latest Porsche 911.

      The targets were to give it a “more assertive” look, to improve key elements like the infotainment system and to lift materials quality to the level of more recently launched models, such as the I-Pace.

      One major surprise is the disappearance of the F-Type V6. From 2020, the Jag sports car will come with a choice of either two 5.0-litre supercharged V8 power levels (retaining the 567bhp at 6500rpm version, and a new unit with 444bhp at 6000rpm) or the continuing entry-level 2.0-litre turbocharged Ingenium four-cylinder engine producing 296bhp at 5500rpm.

      In a reorganisation at the top of the F-Type’s three-tier range, the 567bhp performance versions of the coupé and convertible are available with only all-wheel drive and the plushest, sportiest R specification – which also gets a complete rethink of spring and damper settings. This flagship can cover 0-60mph in just 3.5sec and has a top speed of 186mph.


      Henry Catchpole reviews it.

      https://youtu.be/oGFMu5N_muA

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      12-02-2019 05:04 PM #2
      I really dig the update. A manual on the V8 would be a nice addition, but my wallet is certainly happy it's auto-only.

    4. 12-02-2019 05:21 PM #3
      Kinda looks Mustangy now.

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      12-02-2019 05:58 PM #4
      I think the refresh manages to both look sharp and fresh while staying coherent with the old design it sits on. I like it.

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      12-02-2019 06:00 PM #5
      I do prefer the design of the new headlights, I'd still like to see something more like the original E-Type's design though.




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      12-02-2019 06:35 PM #6
      I never really liked the front of the F-Type, so this is definitely an improvement.

      However, I can't imagine ever picking an F-Type over a 911 (well, I suppose it's easier to get an F-Type at a huge discount...).

    8. 12-02-2019 07:01 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Canaletto View Post
      However, I can't imagine ever picking an F-Type over a 911 (well, I suppose it's easier to get an F-Type at a huge discount...).
      The F-type competes more with the Boxster/Cayman than the 911. The base F-type has a sticker in the low 60's, while the base 911 is in the high 90's. At that price, you can just about get the supercharged V-8 F-Type. Unless you track the car, the Jag is an appealing option.

    9. 12-02-2019 07:12 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Zinhead1 View Post
      The F-type competes more with the Boxster/Cayman than the 911. The base F-type has a sticker in the low 60's, while the base 911 is in the high 90's. At that price, you can just about get the supercharged V-8 F-Type. Unless you track the car, the Jag is an appealing option.
      Depends on which model. My F-Type R is 550 horsepower and depending on which magazine, does 0-60 in 3.5 and 1/4 miles in 11.7 seconds. No Cayman/Boxster is at that level.

      The 2020 is basically the SVR at 575 horsepower and without the silly oversize tail.
      I like the interior for sure with quilted seat options and large infotainment. Otherwise, I am happy with my lowly 550 horsepower coupe.

    10. 12-02-2019 07:14 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Canaletto View Post
      I never really liked the front of the F-Type, so this is definitely an improvement.

      However, I can't imagine ever picking an F-Type over a 911 (well, I suppose it's easier to get an F-Type at a huge discount...).
      Definitely big discounts for sure. What sold me on the F-Type was the exhaust. Simply intoxicating. And the fact, you dont see too many on the road.

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      12-02-2019 07:23 PM #10
      Ooooooo I like that. The front is a big improvement.
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      12-02-2019 07:24 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by mrspeedmaster View Post
      Depends on which model. My F-Type R is 550 horsepower and depending on which magazine, does 0-60 in 3.5 and 1/4 miles in 11.7 seconds. No Cayman/Boxster is at that level.

      The 2020 is basically the SVR at 575 horsepower and without the silly oversize tail.
      I like the interior for sure with quilted seat options and large infotainment. Otherwise, I am happy with my lowly 550 horsepower coupe.
      You'd be surprised actually. Yes, the F-Type is quicker but the Boxster/Cayman S isn't far behind with the PDK transmission. Car & Driver got 3.6 and 11.9 out of the lowly 2.5T that no one likes

      Having spent a fair bit of time in both an F-Type R and various 911s, I can say the F-Type is a great cruiser, sounds fantastic and is a great looking car, but it's not even in the same league as a 911 on the track.... And for the guys that don't care about on-track performance, there's nothing wrong with that

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      12-02-2019 10:43 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by antilock View Post
      I do prefer the design of the new headlights, I'd still like to see something more like the original E-Type's design though.

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      Thanks for posting this comparison - I'd forgotten what the old one looked like. New one looks cleaner. 576HP And these things sound amazing with stock exhaust.

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      12-02-2019 11:26 PM #13
      I don't need the V8, give me the V6 coupe, RWD please. Love it. But make mine 2-3 years old so I don't eat the, I dunno, $30k in depreciation off the bat.
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      I didn't know that they made a 4 cylinder version. Is it sold in the US?

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      12-02-2019 11:33 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      I don't need the V8, give me the V6 coupe, RWD please. Love it. But make mine 2-3 years old so I don't eat the, I dunno, $30k in depreciation off the bat.
      For real, I been looking at prices you can get a V6-S for less than $40k... quite a bargain for a very very stylish coupe.
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      12-02-2019 11:35 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by troyguitar View Post
      I didn't know that they made a 4 cylinder version. Is it sold in the US?
      Yes, it was added for 2018.

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      12-02-2019 11:36 PM #17
      Just built a V6 380HP RWD coupe on the configurator. The pre-facelift. Added ~$11k of options to get to $96k. That doesn't include $14k of ceramic brakes.

      Yikes. Feels, I dunno, $20k too high?
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      12-02-2019 11:52 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Yes, it was added for 2018.
      Cool. I like stylish coupes with reasonable power levels for public roads. I'll have to keep an eye out for a used one in 10 years.

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      12-03-2019 04:49 AM #19
      Just don't take design cues from a tall CUV.





      I liked the old front end better.

    21. 12-03-2019 05:55 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by VRado6 View Post
      You'd be surprised actually. Yes, the F-Type is quicker but the Boxster/Cayman S isn't far behind with the PDK transmission. Car & Driver got 3.6 and 11.9 out of the lowly 2.5T that no one likes

      Having spent a fair bit of time in both an F-Type R and various 911s, I can say the F-Type is a great cruiser, sounds fantastic and is a great looking car, but it's not even in the same league as a 911 on the track.... And for the guys that don't care about on-track performance, there's nothing wrong with that
      F-Type R gives base 911 and S quite a run for the money and unless you are dead set on 911 I'm not sure what base 911 gives you over F-Type R actually, most likely build refinment.

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      12-03-2019 08:03 AM #21
      I've loved the looks of these cars since they first came out and this improves on that even more.

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      12-03-2019 08:25 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Venom21 View Post
      Kinda looks Mustangy now.
      Jaguar should make an electric SUV with this same styling too.

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      12-03-2019 08:39 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by texghost View Post
      F-Type R gives base 911 and S quite a run for the money and unless you are dead set on 911 I'm not sure what base 911 gives you over F-Type R actually, most likely build refinment.
      And a manual. Probably more reliable, too.

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      12-03-2019 09:03 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by texghost View Post
      F-Type R gives base 911 and S quite a run for the money and unless you are dead set on 911 I'm not sure what base 911 gives you over F-Type R actually, most likely build refinment.
      Like I said as a cruiser and a street car, absolutely. On a track though, they aren’t in the same league. The F-Type’s brakes (to be fair, I haven’t driven one with ceramics) fade to the point where you’re braking 100ft earlier than the 911 into corners, the front end isn’t anywhere near as precise, it can’t put the power down coming out of corners, and it starts overheating when you push it for more than a few laps.

      It’s designed as a bad-ass street car and it does that mission extremely well. I’m pretty sure 99% of the people buying it are for exactly that reason.


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      12-03-2019 10:20 AM #25
      The old design definitely looks more dated compared to the new one...but I still think I prefer the OG. New front end looks oddly wide.

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