Jaguar's sexy two-door has just received a makeover for the 2021 model year and it looks stunning. Just before the 2019 ends, the Coventry-based automaker has officially unleashed the refreshed F-Type.
Featuring a bolder-looking front end, new standard technologies, as well as a more powerful V8 under the hood, the two-door sports car gets more bite and a sexier appearance.
Let's start by looking at its most obvious change, the design. While it still has the familiar shape from before, Jaguar made major changes to its front fascia. Unlike before, the refreshed F-Type now has a more sculpted look thanks to a new set of sleek LED headlights, a bigger front grill with a new mesh design, larger side air intakes, and a new clamshell-style hood. New wheels have also been introduced, including a massive 20-inch set that features ten spokes.
Changes at the back, however, are minimal at best as it still resembles the pre-updated version. The slender LED taillights, as well as the sloping liftback remains from before. However, the rear bumper does get a redesign, as well as the exhaust system which now have a quad-tip design.
Inside, the changes are far subtler as it only involved tech upgrades. The traditional instrument panel is no more as it has been replaced by a fully digital 12.3-inch screen. It can display the tachometer, media infotainment, as well as navigation simultaneously. Meanwhile, a new 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system makes its home on the center dashboard and now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the hood, three engine choices are available. Carried over from the pre-facelift version are the 2.0-liter turbo inline-four and the 3.0-liter supercharged V6. The former produces 300 PS with 400 Nm of torque, while the latter generates 385 PS and 460 Nm of torque.
At the top of the range is an improved 5.0-liter supercharged V8. At its most powerful configuration (F-Type R), the V8 cranks out an impressive 575 PS and 700 Nm of torque. This allows the coupe to sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 299 km/h. A lesser version of the supercharged V8 is also available and it produces 450 PS.
All of the engines are mated to an eight-speed Quickshift automatic transmission, with the V8 and V6 models available with optional all-wheel drive capability. First deliveries of the updated Jaguar F-Type will begin some time next year.