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New Jaguar F-TYPE two-seater sports car launched in South Africa

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The new Jaguar F-TYPE arrives in South Africa with a more eye-catching design, stronger power and focus on driver engagement.

This two-seater sports car comes in two forms, Coupé and Convertible.

The carmaker develops the new Jaguar F-TYPE from its predecessor form that won the World Automotive Design Award.

They equip it with new ultra-thin pixel LED headlights with changed “Calligraphy” J sign daytime running lights.

At the rear, the slender taillight inherits the “Chicane” LED signature, like the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE.

The surface of the new clamshell hood flows to a grille which keeps the proportions of the original grille, but becomes wider and deeper with a new hexagonal mesh pattern.

The fender vents now have the Jaguar Leaper theme, and Jaguar has also updated the front and rear wind deflectors to offer a greater difference in the entire model series from F-TYPE R-Dynamic to top F-TYPE R.

The exterior, F-TYPE’s 1+1 interior, which focuses on the driver, with careful details, and a sense of luxury and sportiness.

With a deployable central ventilation hole, the red pulsating “heartbeat” of the “start” button conveys the driver’s sense of movement, and the “Jaguar Est.1935” mark on the center console trim panel, the surrounding and safety of the glove box release button.

The guide plate is reminiscent of Jaguar’s rich heritage.

Cockpit boasts a 12.3-inch HD TFT instrument panel with reconfigurable graphics unique to F-TYPE.

The driver can display themes, including a full-screen navigation map, but in a true sports car style, and set the default mode to a large central tachometer.

Rich materials such as Windsor leather, Engine Spin metallic and satin noble chrome add a sense of luxury, complemented by exquisite monogram embroidery patterns (repeated on the door trim) and Jaguar Leaper or embossed on the headrest R pattern.

There are two forms of lightweight ultra-thin seats with optional heating and cooling functions: sports and performance.

F-TYPE R-Dynamic models come with standard purest sports version, while it equips R and First Edition models with Performance seats, which have more obvious support at shoulder height.

Standard equipment in the R-Dynamic kit includes: premium LED headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, 6-way power seat change, keyless entry, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 12.3-inch interactive instrument panel and 6 airbags, and fixed including the panoramic roof.

The first-class F-TYPE R adds Pixel LED headlights, 12-way memory power seats, Ebony Windsor leather, oversized 20-inch alloy and R body kit.

The first-class F-TYPE R adds Pixel LED headlights, 12-way memory power seats, Ebony Windsor leather, oversized 20-inch alloy and R body kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South African customers can   start from the 221kW / 400Nm Ingenium 2.0-liter 4-cylinder P300, which offer three engine options.

The model sprints from 0-100km/h in 5.7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 250km/h, with an average comprehensive fuel consumption of 7.2l/100km.

The popular supercharged 3.0-liter V6 P380 engine has a power of 280kW and 460Nm, and can provide a speed of 0-100km/h in only 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 275km/h. V6 offers rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options, and benefits from a mechanical limited-slip differential.

Jaguar dedicate the first special edition to P380 all-wheel drive is available in the first year of production.

The first edition adds a 20-inch diamond turning alloy, a “first edition” script on the door pedals and aluminum dashboard fascia, and Windsor leather Performance seats, available in light oyster Ebony or flamed Mars Red.

The first edition is available in three colors-Fuji White, Santorini Black or Eger Grey.

The new F-TYPE R P575 sets a benchmark for a driver-only sports car based on a 5.0-liter supercharged V8. R can provide a large amount of output over 423kW and 700Nm, and can assault 0-100km/h test in 3.7 seconds, with a maximum speed of 300km/h.

Its Quick shift gearbox recalibrated through paddles installed on the steering wheel or Sport shift gear selector enable it to achieve faster and crisper shifts.

The torque-on-demand all-wheel drive system together with Jaguar’s Intelligent Drivetrain control technology to provide instant throttle response in all gears, all surfaces and all conditions.

The recalibrated electric power steering system immediately responds to driver input, while fresh springs and anti-roll bars further enhance the stepless shock absorber at the heart of Jaguar’s adaptive power system.

The carmaker recalibrates the valves and control algorithms inside each damper to improve low-speed comfort and high-speed control capabilities.

Now, the rear steering knuckle made of aluminum die-casting, coupled with larger new wheel bearings and improved upper ball joints, has increased the camber angle and toe stiffness by 37% and 41%, respectively.

The F-TYPE R comes standard with large front and rear brake discs of 380mm and 376mm, but can be specified with Jaguar’s optional carbon ceramic matrix brake system.

The system has larger 398mm and 380mm brake discs, and six-piston and four-piston integrated calipers with a unique yellow surface, with excellent braking performance and excellent fade resistance.

A set of specially developed Pirelli P Zero tyres, in sizes 265/35/ZR20 and 305/30/ZR20, are 10 mm wider than before and provide excellent grip.

Designers pairs them with the new 10-spoke, 20-inch shiny black wheels with a contrasting diamond-turned surface, and is unique to the new F-TYPE R.

All three engines have an active exhaust system, to switch as an option or standard configuration.

Customers who choose the 423kW supercharged V8 will benefit from the new “quiet start” function, which ensures a more delicate sound-the electric bypass valve in the rear muffler remains closed until it automatically opens under load.

If desired, the driver can ignore “quiet start” by selecting “dynamic mode” or by pressing the switchable exhaust button before starting the engine.

Carefully adjusted F-TYPE, and the sound can still keep the same supersonic crackle and pop sound to fit the range of powerful four-cylinder, six-cylinder and eight-cylinder engines.

Coupé prices:

F-TYPE R-Dynamic P300 RWD                     R1,243,000

F-TYPE R-Dynamic P380 RWD                     R1,513,700

F-TYPE R-Dynamic P380 AWD                     R1,659,300

F-TYPE First Edition                                       R1,659,300

F-TYPE R P575 AWD                                    R2,422,700

 

Convertible prices:

F-TYPE R-Dynamic P300 RWD                     R1,241,000

F-TYPE R-Dynamic P380 RWD                     R1,511,800

F-TYPE R-Dynamic P380 AWD                     R1,652,800

F-TYPE First Edition                                       R1,652,800

F-TYPE R P575 AWD                                    R2,421,000

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