Jaguar has just launched the new F-Type convertible two-seater sports car in India at a starting price of Rs. 1.37 crore for the F-Type S and Rs. 1.61 crore for the F-Type V8S. These are ex-showroom Mumbai prices (without Octroi).
The Jaguar F-Type is a classic two-door sports car that will appeal to connoisseurs of sports cars who want to make a statement. True, it may not be as fast as an Audi R8 or not match a Lamborghini Gallardo on the track, but it’s a more normal everyday sports car that you can drive to work, as well as head out to the countryside in on the weekend.
Both the models come with a convertible soft-top, which can be deployed mechanically in about 12 seconds, at speeds of up to 45 kmph. However, the car looks best with the top-down. The car also has some unique touches such as “deployable” door handles that pop out only when you unlock the car. The car also has a spoiler that is flush with the boot, but pops up when the car goes over a preset speed to add to the aerodynamics. The headlamps have a single projector unit each with bi-xenon headlamps, with a J-shaped daytime-running lamp strip. The tail-lamps too are full-LED units that are recessed into the boot, and wrap around to the wheel arches. Also read: Jaguar XKR special edition launched
The regular F-Type V6S comes with a 3-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine that puts out 380PS (377 bhp) of power driving the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The F-Type V8S comes with a 5-litre V8 (eight cylinder) supercharged petrol engine putting out 495 PS (491 bhp) of power again with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Both cars are equipped with limited-slip differentials to help with traction control. The F-Type V6 can do 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 275 kmph, while the F-Type V8S can do 0-100 kmph in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 300 kmph.
Jaguar has been selling fairly well in India with a growth of 68% over the previous year. It now locally assembles and sells the Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel in India, which has been one of its better selling models. Also read: Jaguar XF assembly starts in India