The 2021 Jaguar F-Type comes in four-, six- and eight-cylinder configurations.
As Jaguar takes its brand and models into the 21st century, there’s one car that’s keeping with tradition—front-engine, rear-drive, long hood, short deck—and that’s the F-Type. For 2021, we’re getting a midcycle update for the best-looking car in its portfolio—and possibly the world.
We’ll still get a choice of four-, six- or eight-cylinder engines making 296 hp, 380 hp (339 lb-ft) and 575 hp (516 lb-ft), respectively. That AWD V8 model gains 25 ponies and 14 lb-ft of torque in the new model. And eight-speed automatic transmissions with paddle shifters are standard all around. The four banger will get to 60 mph in a respectable 5.4 seconds, while the supercharged V8 F-Type R will drop that to 3.5 seconds. Expect the all-wheel-drive V6 model to land somewhere in between.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type will still have the “distinctive roar” of past cars, but the V8 will feature quiet mode so as not to anger the neighbors. But plant the right pedal and it will still pop and crackle on overrun, says Jaguar.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type keeps the timeless good looks of previous model years, but gets comprehensive updates inside and out.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type gets inline-four, V6 and supercharged V8 engine options, producing 296, 380 and 575 hp, respectively.
The 575-hp, 516 lb-ft supercharged V8 in the 2021 Jaguar F-Type R produces 25 extra horsepower, and 14 more lb-ft of torque, than the outgoing model.
The 2021 F-Type keeps the outgoing model’s basic proportions, but it’s been restyled from front to back.
One notable change: The 2021 F-Type’s headlights are now slim and horizontal, versus the fuller, more vertically oriented headlights on previous cars.
Another big change: The 2021 F-Type’s hood now sports a pair of prominent scoops.
The 2021 F-Type’s profile is familiar. Why mess with a good thing?
The 2021 F-Type gets updated taillights; the look is borrowed from the electric I-Pace.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type R model is shown here.
As with previous F-Types, you’ll be able to tell what engine is under the hood based on the number of exhaust outlets. Two pairs of exhaust tips on the back of this F-Type R signifies the supercharged V8.
There are new calibrations for the F-Type’s Intelligent Driveline Dynamics, electronic rear axle differential and stability control. The electronic power steering has been recalibrated and the F-Type gets new antiroll bars and springs. The dampers are the same, but the valving is different. The rear suspension knuckles are new too, with larger wheel bearings along with revised upper ball joints. The tires are wider, and the wheels are new.
From the outside, the F-Type gets a new hood, revised taillights that give it an I-Pace look and new headlights. The front bumper is new with a new grille and new grille pattern. The surround can be either satin or black depending on options.
“F-Type has always had great proportions and stance, and our latest design is all about enhancing those key Jaguar values. Our aim was to make the car more contemporary, more purposeful and even more dramatic,” said Adam Hatton, exterior design director, Jaguar. “The LED headlamps and the larger front grille give a more assertive presence on the road. We’ve redesigned the exotic clamshell hood to enhance the purity of form and accentuate its length. The beautiful flowing surfaces subtly reference great Jaguar cars of the past, while the new vents blend perfectly into the sculpted aluminum around them.”
The exhaust pipes are powertrain specific. The four-cylinder gets a single, central pipe; the V6 comes with two round pipes; and the V8 gets a quad exhaust. A First Edition model will feature the exterior design pack in contemporary dark satin gray and five-spoke, 20-inch gloss gray with contrast diamond turned finish wheels, complementing the choice of Santorini black, Eiger gray or Fuji white paint.
Inside the Jaguar F-Type, your options are suedecloth or leather and we also get a new 12-inch digital cluster with three themes. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard and software updates will be done over the air. There are two options for seats (sports or performance), and the seatbelt guides now get “Jaguar Est. 1935” markings.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type goes on sale next year.
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