Jaguar F-Type Catches Fire on the German Autobahn
The Jaguar F-Type Roadster has been one of the most popular sports cars since it made its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. It’s rarely had any bad press and hasn’t received any negative reviews. Simply put, the F-Type Roadster has been a sparkling ray of light for Jaguar. But all good things come to an end, or burned to the ground in this case.
That’s exactly what happened to this F-Type Roadster in Germany. Multiple media reports out of Germany suggest that this charred piece of metal was once an F-Type Roadster. The accident happened earlier this week when the F-Type’s 26-year-old driver heard an explosion under its hood. The driver managed to stall the car on the side of the road before jumping out. Fortunately, he managed to escape unhurt before flames engulfed the F-Type and turned it into this wrecked heap.
The damage to the roadster is incredible. You can’t make even make it out anymore because the entire front section’s completely gone. It’s a wreck beyond recognition, which is even more difficult to stomach considering that reports indicated that it only had around 5,000 kilometers (around 3,100 miles) on its odometer.
We can only hope that this isn’t the start of an epidemic.
Why It Matters
While this accident isn’t expected to cast a negative light on the F-Type Roadster, it is pretty concerning that something like this can happen to one of the most popular sports cars in the market today.
I get it. There have been numerous examples of supercars burning to the ground in the past. Some are even more exclusive and more expensive than the F-Type. But it still doesn’t paint a pretty picture when you see one of these models turned into a piece of twisted and burned metal.
The Jaguar F-Type burst onto the scene at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and instantly became a highly sought-after sports car. In its roadster guise, two engine choices are currently available in the United States, starting with an entry-level, supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 unit that delivers 340 horsepower. The V6 S model benefits from the same unit, but it has 380 horsepower at its disposal, while the range-topping V8 S has a 495-horsepower, supercharged V-8.
A little after the roadster was launched, the coupe version of the F-Type soon followed with similar V-6 trims. The top-of-the-line trim of the coupe version is the F-Type R Coupe, which totes around a supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 that produces 550 horsepower.
More recently, Jagaur unveiled the F-Type Project 7, which features the supercharged V-8 with its output pushed to 575 ponies.