The aluminum body of the F-TYPE creates an immensely stable platform from which the forged aluminum double wishbone suspension can control the car. With the damping set-up optimized for the best partnership between dynamics and refinement, it gives the perfect combination of control, agility and feedback. On the F-TYPE S, F-TYPE V8 S and F-TYPE R models, Adaptive Dynamics4 assesses body motion and pitch rates 100 times per second, and adjusts the settings for each damper accordingly. The system improves control, handling and agility as well as the ability to rapidly detect and react to critical driving conditions and driver demands. It achieves this with a series of sensors that are placed around the car to monitor the body’s vertical movement, pitch and roll rates. The steering wheel position is measured 500 times a second enabling the system to predict the body’s roll rate. The stiffness of each individual damper is then adjusted to help maintain body control, stability and agility.
At the beating heart of every F-TYPE is a powerful supercharged engine: 3.0 liter 340 horsepower V6, 3.0 liter 380 horsepower V6, 5.0 liter 495 horsepower V8 or 5.0 liter 550 horsepower V8. Every one features a Roots-type twin-vortex supercharger, mounted in the "V" of the engine to preserve its compact dimensions. Jaguar is a leader in the field of supercharged induction technology. Supercharging provides linear power delivery and instant access to high levels of torque at virtually all engine speeds, minimizing the gap between the driver’s demand and the engine’s response.
Winter Mode is designed to modify gear changes and throttle response to improve traction in slippery conditions.
Dynamic Mode remaps the car's software to sharpen throttle response, increase steering weighting, perform gear shifts more quickly at higher engine speeds, and, on S, V8 S and R models, to stiffen the suspension. Also on S, V8 S and R models, the sportier performance is visually emphasized as the instrument cluster and lighting for the door handles and central grab handle change to red.
A full width panoramic roof is optional on F-TYPE Coupe models, and adds even more natural light and airiness to the interior. The panoramic roof includes a manual sun blind.
The F-TYPE door handles retract when not required; their flush design creates an uninterrupted flow along the flanks.
Ready to pounce – sweptback headlights impart a feline intensity. Their elongated shape melds into the aerodynamic lines of the F-TYPE to make them visible from both front and sides. Bi-function high-intensity discharge (HID) xenon headlights provide an intense white light for both the low and high beams in a single unit, while J-Blade LED running lights create a distinctive signature.
The dual-function climate-control dials feature LED displays for temperature. On cars equipped with heated seats, the same dials also control seat heating – pushing the dial in changes the display and function to seat-heat control. These unique dials help keep the center dash free of clutter, and add a high-tech touch. Below the dials are toggle switches for the other climate control functions. These switches echo the controls of classic Jaguar sports cars, and are finished in soft-feel matte black.
The F-TYPE Coupe models offer the usability and practicality of a versatile trunk space area. With a capacity of up to 11.65 cubic feet, it is large enough to accommodate a full set of luggage. For ease of access and added convenience, the tailgate can be opened or closed at the touch of a button with the optional powered function. At 7 cubic feet, the F-TYPE Convertible models trunk capacity is larger than the sector average. It is capable of accommodating a golf bag or a full set of luggage.
At one with the car and the road – you and the F-TYPE connect from the moment you press the start button and the engine roars to life. The cabin architecture is designed to provide optimum visibility with minimal distractions. Its 1+1 configuration wraps around the driver, sitting low in the heart of the F-TYPE, close to the center of gravity.
Push the start button and the F-TYPE comes alive with a cascade of light from the console’s switchgear. Configurable Lighting, standard on the F-TYPE S, the F-TYPE V8 S and the F-TYPE R, adds unique personalization, with choices of Phosphor Blue, Pale Blue, White, Coral or Red to suit your mood. Activate Dynamic Mode and the lighting switches to vibrant Red on the door grab handles, center console and instrument cluster.
The Blind Spot Monitor, part of the optional Vision Pack, is designed to help alert you to the presence of a vehicle in an adjacent lane by providing a warning indicator in the exterior rearview mirror. Closing Vehicle Sensing tells you if vehicles are approaching from behind at speeds that might make changing lanes more dangerous.
Four braking systems are available, each engineered to deliver a confident progressive braking feel, and sustained, consistent stopping power.