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2017 Jaguar F-Type

2017 Jaguar F-Type
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  • Jaguar F-Type
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    6-speed ZF
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    340 @ 6500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    332 @ 3500
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.1 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    161 mph
  • Price:
    61400
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Introduced in 2013 as a spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type, the F-Type marked the beginning of Jaguar’s much anticipated revamp as a brand.Offered in both coupe and convertible guises, with up to 550 horsepower, the F-Type received rave reviews and quickly established itself as one of the most appealing sports cars on the market. For 2017, the F-Type is set to receive an equipment update for the U.S. market in the form of a more affordable entry-level model. The update is available for both the coupe and convertible versions.

The good news is that while the base models will be cheaper, owners won’t have to give up amenities, as both variants carry over their 2016 standard features, while also receiving a few extras. Jaguar will also throw in the EliteCare ownership package.

The 2017 F-Type will arrive in U.S. showrooms in late spring 2016. Until that happens, let’s have a closer look at Jaguar’s most exciting modern-day sports car.

Updated 06/10/2016: Jaguar announced full pricing details for the 2017 F-Type lineup. Check the "Prices" section for the full details.

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2021 Jaguar F-Type First Edition

2021 Jaguar F-Type First Edition

Special edition F-Type will only be available in first year of production

The arrival of the facelifted 2021 Jaguar F-Type also comes with the launch of the F-Type First Edition. Limited to the facelifted F-Type’s first-year production run, the F-Type First Edition offers a smattering of refinements that includes exclusive features inside and out, including a choice of three paint colors and plenty of premium touch-ups in the cabin. The only real downside is that the 2021 F-Type First Edition could set you back at least $90,000.

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The Jaguar F-Type’s New Engine Lineup Is Smaller and the F-Type R Now Occupies SVR Space

The V-6 is gone is some markets too.

The facelifted 2021 Jaguar F-Type has arrived, and while everyone is noticing its heavily revised looks, there are a lot of changes to Jag’s sports car that go beyond its aesthetics. Some of the biggest changes can be found, not so ironically, underneath the F-Type’s new clamshell hood.

Gone are the days when you could choose from as many as eight engine options for the F-Type. For the revised model, the base four-cylinder model, the six-cylinder variant, and the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 unit remain as the holdovers. A new engine could join the mix should Jaguar release an SVR version, but for now, engine options aren’t what they used to be, and that might be a good thing.

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I’m In Love With These 2021 Jaguar F-Type Wallpapers

The Jaguar F-Type R may have gotten a power bump, but I like the pictures better

Okay, so Jaguar did a lot to freshen up the 2021 F-Type. Sure, it’s not the next-gen (and maybe mid-engined?) model that we wanted, but it looks 10 times better than it used to. Not that it was an ugly car by any means, but those big bug-eye headlights and funky corner vents in the front just weren’t working for it. Neither was the old-school technology that may only be 5 years old but felt much old. Along with the F-Type’s debut, however, came a small handful of images that I just can’t quit looking at, and then it hit me – these will make some awesome wallpapers!

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2021 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2020 Jaguar F-Type Visual Comparison

How does the 2021 Jaguar F-Type stack up to the current model?

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type has just made a very quiet debut with no live stream and no crazy jaguar-like stunts. You can visit our one-live-stream page to see videos that were launched along with the new F-Type or you can stick around here to see how the 2021 Jaguar F-Type compares to the current model. There are certainly some changes, not only cosmetically, but mechanically as well. We’ll try to keep it brief, but there’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get to it.

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2021 Jaguar F-Type Picture Gallery

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type has been quietly revealed via Jaguar’s media page – although there was no live stream or any cool stunts, we have to admit that the 2021 model does offer significant improvement over the current model, including revised exterior lighting, updated technology inside, and a decent uptick in power output as well. Check out our full gallery down below!

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Watch the 2021 Jaguar F-Type's Global Debut Video Here (updated)

Watch the 2021 Jaguar F-Type’s Global Debut Video Here (updated)

Sorry folks, no live stream for this one :(

Jaguar is no stranger to crazy car aerobatics and stunts, and with that teaser video that was posted to social media not that long ago, you can bet the 2021 Jaguar F-Type is going to do a full-on loop-do-loop during the debut live stream.

The stream hasn’t been launched yet, but we’ll be posting it just down below as soon as it is available. Until then, you can check out the latest F-Type design leaks, our recently updated speculative review of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, or you can read up more about that crazy Hot Wheels Teaser video from last week. Check back for updates soon – they are coming.

Updated 12/2/2019 @ 3:03 PM Jaguar skipped a live debut stream altogether and quietly released images and a few videos of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type. Check out the videos below.

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The 2021 Jaguar F-Type Has Leaked and Looks Very Familiar

I hope you weren’t expecting the Jaguar F-Type to change much

Monday, December 2nd marks the debut of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type, but this isn’t for the next-gen model. This is a mild face lift that will keep the F-Type fresh for a couple more years, and now we can see it early thanks Instagram channel All Car News that has posted what appear to be legitimate-looking official images.

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2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe(updated)

The F-Type needs some aesthetic love and 2021 is the year it happens.

The Jaguar F-Type is, arguably, one of the best-looking sports cars on the market today and one could even go so far as to say it’s one of the best lookers of the decade. While this might be true, it has also been on the market since 2013, and we all know that it’s due to be replaced in 2020. We’ve finally seen the first prototype of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type being tested, and we have to admit that there’s going to be some serious changes taking place. Expect a similar silhouette with an all-new face and rear end. There’s also a certain rumor about the V-8 engine that you don’t want to miss out on, so be sure to check out our drivetrain section to learn more about that.

Update 12/2/2019: Fresh on the heals of its debut, the Jaguar F-Type Coupe has been leaked on social media. We’ve updated this speculative review with those leaked images and what we know about it so far. Check it out in our special “updates” section below.

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The Jaguar F-Type Launches on December 2, But What Does Hot Wheels Have to Do With It?

Expect the facelifted F-Type to get its paws dirty during its debut

The new Jaguar F-Type is nearing its début, and Jaguar was kind enough to drop a six-second teaser of the facelifted F-Type, complete with a hint of involvement from Hot Wheels. The official unveiling takes place on December 2, and while the specific details on what’s going to happen remain unclear, it does look like Jaguar wants us to think that Hot Wheels will be prominently involved in it. Is it possible that the new F-Type will perform some kind of stunt in its own début? It’s not unchartered territory considering the relationship history between Jaguar and Hot Wheels.

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Will the Next-Gen Jaguar F-Type Actually Be Derived From the Aston Martin Vantage?

Let’s start this by saying that the 2021 F-Type will still be a joy to watch…

Believe it or not, the Jaguar F-Type has been on the market for eight straight years without the customary nip and tuck. That’s a lot, even for a sports car that usually gets to live longer than your run-of-the-mill sedan - the best example here is the Nissan 370Z, which still marches on to this day. The 2021 F-Type, however, will come to fix that as Jaguar is looking to revamp its range-topper in order to keep customer interest high, and there have been suggestions that it will be derived from the Aston Martin Vantage.

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Jaguar Is Placing a Call to 2010 for the Next-Gen, Mid-Engined F-Type and Successor to the XJ220

A concept from the past could play a huge role in shaping Jaguar’s sports car future

A nine-year-old concept from Jaguar’s past could turn out to be the key that unlocks the automaker’s plans for the next-generation F-Type sports car. It’s not uncommon for car companies to dig up past concepts and use them as inspiration for a future model they are planning, but this one has a different feel to it, in part because of the aura surrounding the concept in question.

The Jaguar C-X75 concept remains one of the biggest what-ifs in the sports car world. It was launched in 2010 to great fanfare, and while the hype surrounding the concept never materialized, we could be looking at a better-late-than-never case now that Jaguar’s designers and engineers are looking at the C-X75 as a possible inspiration for the next-generation F-Type. The incumbent sports car still has a few years left in the market, but with preparations for the next-generation model set to begin soon, there’s a possibility that our hopes of seeing the C-X75 come to life will finally happen, even if it’s not in the form we initially expected.

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Jaguar F-Type Shows Off at Goodwood, Gets in Trouble Because Of It

Riding on two wheels is awesome until trouble arrives

The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed had no shortage of memorable moments. On its own, the hill climb event was one of the hottest tickets over the weekend, and at least one vehicle made sure everyone got their money’s worth. For the record, the Jaguar F-Type is a great sports car. It boasts an angry 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that’s lively and relatively fuel-efficient at the same time. It handles like a charm, and it’s poised and responsive on the road. The F-Type is the type of performance model that has few, if any, weaknesses. Unfortunately, one of those weaknesses is getting driven around a course…on two wheels. No sports car should be subjected to such inane gimmickry, and yet, there it was, a Jaguar F-Type, getting driven around the Goodwood hill climb on two wheels. It didn’t take long for something to go wrong, but, hey, at least the F-Type finished the hill climb, even if it was coughing and wheezing in the end.

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Lister Once Again Proves its Ability to Build Jaguars with a Mean Streak

It’s called the Lister LFT-C, and it packs a devilish 666 horsepower

Six months after unveiling the LFP, a.k.a. the fastest SUV in the world, Lister is back in the headlines with another monstrous creation, the LFT-C. The raunchy sports car wears a bespoke interior and packs a heavily modified 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that produces 666 horsepower. It can also sprint from 0 to 62 mph in a little over three seconds, and it’s capable of maxing out at 203 mph. It’s also limited to just ten units, making it far more exclusive than its coupé counterpart, the LFT-666. Oh, and over and above all that, the Lister LFT-C is also a convertible, making it the fastest and most potent convertible Lister has ever created.

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Lister Unveils Roofless LFT-666, Calls It LFT-C

Lister Unveils Roofless LFT-666, Calls It LFT-C

The 2019 Lister LFT-C is a Project 7-flavored open-top F-Type that’s a lot more exclusive

The popularity of Lister’s LFT-666, formerly known as the Thunder, prompted the British outfit to create the LFT-C as an attention-grabber while it works on the Knobbly. The LFT-C features "an almost unlimited options list," packs the same 657 horsepower V-8 as the fixed-head version, and it costs $182,424. Unlike the coupe, though, only 10 LFT-Cs will ever be made.

Lister seems to be doing better than ever. The company based in Cambridge, England currently assembles the LFT-666 Coupe and the F-Pace-based LFP that’s one of the fastest SUVs money can buy in Europe. More recently, CEO Lawrence Whittaker announced plans to revive the legendary Knobbly nameplate on a retro-chic two-seater sports car with Ferrari-rivaling output, and a rebirth of the Storm is also on the cards in the future. It is, then, surprising that Lister found time to create the LFT-C at all.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Jaguar F-Type Checkered Flag Limited Edition Coupe

There’s no denying that the Jaguar F-Type is one hell of a sports coupe, but Checkered Flag Limited Edition model comes to celebrate Jaguars 70th anniversary, and it does so in elegant fashion. Based atop the R-Dynamic trim, Jaguar decked it out even further by throwing in a black roof, tons of badging, and an exclusive pair of 20-inch wheels that look, well, amazing. Three body colors are available, and the options don’t stop there. You can actually choose between the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or the 3.0-liter V-6. That means you can have either 296 ponies screaming under the hood or 380 ponies. Those translate to a 5.4-second sprint to 60 mph or a 4.9-second sprint to the same benchmark, respectively. The larger engine will also get you to a heart-palpitating 171 mph. With all of this in mind, we thought we’d help honor Jag’s 70th anniversary by making this limited edition our wallpaper of the day. Check out our favorite shot of this limited-edition beaut or slide on down to the gallery for more great options.

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2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Checkered Flag Limited Edition Coupe

2019 Jaguar F-TYPE Checkered Flag Limited Edition Coupe

The Big Cat brings out its special edition claws to celebrate its 70th anniversary

Jaguar is rolling out the special-edition goods with the arrival of the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition. Based on the coupé and convertible versions of the Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic trim, the Chequered Flag Limited Edition is a celebration of the Big Cat’s history and lineage of sports cars that earnestly began with the arrival of the XK 120 back in 1948. In keeping with a number of past Jaguar F-TYPE special editions, the Chequered Flag Limited Edition mostly comes with exclusive cosmetic touches inside and out. It features a black roof, a new set of exclusive wheels, and enough badges to drive home the point that this is an exclusive 380-horsepower kitty that pays homage to its heritage. The Jaguar F-TYPE Chequered Flag Edition is available in the U.S. market at a starting price of $71,900.

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10 Sports Cars with the Best MPG

Who says you can’t have fun and be economical too?

Fuel efficiency may not be the prime concern when looking to purchase a sports car, but these days the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Long gone are the days when you had to sacrifice pretty much everything in order to drive a fun car that put a smile on your face - these days you can have your sporty cake and also eat it, and these are the cars you can do it in. All models below blend twisty road enjoyment with some manner of fuel-sipping tech on top of their improved practicality and day-to-day usability compared to equivalent models of decades past.decades past.

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10 fun coupes with enough space for your golf clubs

Finding the right cart to help you tee up

Whether it’s a quick jaunt to the driving range, or an entire Sunday spent on the links with your friends, it’s important to have the right ride to get you and your gear to the golf course without a fuss. As such, the big luxury automakers out there offer a range of two-door coupes with enough space in the rear to transport your clubs, bag, and whatever else you need for a round or two, all without sacrificing comfort in the cabin. But which of these is the best?

To find out, we took a look at all the big names on the market from the perspective of a golfer. First and foremost, the coupe in question has to have enough trunk space to carry at least one golf bag, assuming an average golf bag size of 36 inches by 14 inches by 10 inches, or 3 cubic feet, give or take. What’s more, we’re also considering style and appearance, as well as luxury and equipment features inside the cabin.

So then - arranged in no particular order, here’s our picks for the top 10 luxury coupes to take golfing.

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2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition

2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition

Big Cat’s rolling out the goods to celebrate its 70th anniversary

Jaguar is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, and like most automakers worth its salt, the British company is commemorating the occasion by rolling out a special edition F-Type called the “Chequered Flag.” Based on coupe and convertible versions of the Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic, the F-Type Chequered Flag features exclusive touches throughout the car, including lots and lots of badges. Jaguar has yet to reveal pricing and availability of the F-Type Chequered Flag, but you can bet that it’s going to cost a pretty penny.

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Jaguar to Take a Shot at McLaren with a Mid-Engined F-Type in 2022

Jaguar to Take a Shot at McLaren with a Mid-Engined F-Type in 2022

Is the Cat Badge cooking up a new supercar?

These days, when it comes to superlative performance, it looks like mid-engined hybrid powertrains are the way to go. Now it looks like Jaguar is prepping just such a configuration with a fresh successor to the F-Type.

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The 10 Most Beautiful Cars Available Today

The 10 Most Beautiful Cars Available Today

Swooning over these models can become occupational hazard

It’s true that there is subjectivity in beauty, but in the world of automobiles, that’s less likely to manifest itself because the cream always rises to the top. The most beautiful cars today don’t need to let the world know they’re beautiful. They just are. That’s why when we’re discussing which of today’s cars look the best, the same models find their way into the conversation. There will be some debates, sure, but for the most part, those debates typically are about determining if a car looks awesome or super awesome. Compiling a list of the ten most beautiful cars today was difficult because there were too many options to consider. In the end, I got through my list of 10 models that can take my money just by looking at them.

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2018 Lister LFT-666

2018 Lister LFT-666

It’s The Meanest Jaguar F-Type One Could Possibly Imagine

Although it was revealed in prototype form at the beginning of the year, the Lister Thunder is no more. Say hello to the Lister LFT-666. The Thunder - a Lister tuned F-Type is renamed to LFT-666 to better fall in line with the future products that will spawn from the revived British car company. As it turns out, Lister is on the way to become an exclusive tuner of Jaguar cars. I wouldn’t be surprised if they do something like Polestar did with Volvo. Nevertheless, the company is still in its infancy, but if we are to judge by the first car they revealed, Lister will be a blast.

Lister Motor Company, Lawrence Whittaker, CEO says, “Over the past six months the Lister Motor Company has been working hard on developing our Tuning Division, starting with modifying the Jaguar F-Type. Originally, we named the prototype the Lister ‘Thunder’, however, due to future model lineage, all 99-production models will now be known as the Lister LFT-666, a befitting title and one where an intrigued passer-by instantly knows the brake horsepower of each Lister model.”

Although revealed only in the prototype form, Lister received a record number of orders for the Thunder (now the LFT-666). Finally, the company released a lot more info about it and let me tell you right away - it’s an awesome car.

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The Lister Thunder Gets A Name Makeover, You Can Now Start Calling it The LFT-666

The Lister Thunder Gets A Name Makeover, You Can Now Start Calling it The LFT-666

There’s something inherently evil about a car that has 666 horsepower

We previously knew it as the Thunder, but British sports car company Lister is renaming its Jaguar F-Type-based supercar with a somewhat more appropriate name that reflects its capabilities. So instead of the Lister Thunder, we’re going to have to get used to calling this beast the LFT-666. The model isn’t entirely new; in fact, we’ve discussed it a few times the past, most recently in June 2018. But, apparently, a lot has changed since June 2018. The Lister Thunder now goes by a different and far more fitting name.

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6 Sports Cars Everyone Should Drive at Least Once in Their Lives

I have my choices. What are yours?

Suppose you were given a choice to pick six sports cars to take out for a spin, which models would you choose? Some of you might choose from a list made entirely out of hypercars. Some of you might go for all the all-muscle types. Some of you might even choose to drive one automaker’s entire catalog. Everyone’s taste for sports cars is different, which is why in figuring out my suggestions for the six sports cars everyone should drive at least once in their lives, I was more varied in my choices. I put in a hypercar, a track car, a muscle car, a Japanese monster, and a small Italian sports car that’s going to blow you away. Some of you might have different choices, and that’s fine. What’s important is that, at the end of the day, we all get to experience the cars we love, even if it’s just for a day.

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2018 Lister Thunder

2018 Lister Thunder

The 657-horsepower Jaguar F-Type SVR

Established in 1954 as a race car manufacturer, Lister became famous when it won the 1957 British Empire Trophy with a heavily modified Jaguar D-Type, affectionately known as the Lister Knobbly. In the 1990s, Lister launched the Storm, a V-12 coupe that was sold as both a road car and an FIA-spec race car. The company returned to the market with an anniversary version of the original Lister Knobbly in 2014, including a tribute model for Sir Stirling Moss. Come 2018 and Lister launched the Storm, a modern sports car based on the already famous Jaguar F-Type.

Just like in the good old days, Lister once again chose a Jaguar as a base for its sports. But unlike the Storm, which featured a unique body over a Jaguar drivetrain, the Thunder looks almost identical to the F-Type. The body did get a few changes, but the big news is that Lister retuned the supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 engine to deliver in excess of 600 horsepower, a feat you can’t get from the factory. What other features make the Thunder stand out? Find out in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lister Thunder.

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Jaguar R Models are Being Cannibalized by SVR Models

Jaguar R Models are Being Cannibalized by SVR Models

British automaker plans to discontinue R variants to give space for the SVR versions

The future of Jaguar’s R models is in jeopardy, and the biggest culprit of its uncertain future could be the model that’s sitting above it. A report from Auto Express revealed that Jaguar ‘R’ models will likely be discontinued because of the presence of the ’SVR’ models that sit above them. Apparently, the British automaker is now feeling the effects of one model cannibalizing the sales of another. It took longer than expected for Jag to realize this, but, hey, better late than never.

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Budget Direct Renders 7 Sports Cars Built For Off-Roading

Budget Direct Renders 7 Sports Cars Built For Off-Roading

Track terrors ready for the rough stuff

These days, it seems like you can’t turn around without bumping into some new SUV tuned to perform like a sports car. But what if you went the other way around, taking a sports car and adding a dash of off-roading goodness? Or maybe try a gallon of off-roading goodness. Well, that’s exactly what Budget Direct did with the following seven renderings.

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Hot Off the Trail of the AMG GT 4-Door, Jaguar Expresses Interest in a Four-Door F-Type

Hot Off the Trail of the AMG GT 4-Door, Jaguar Expresses Interest in a Four-Door F-Type

Are you sold on the possibility of a four-door Jaguar F-Type?

In the wake of Mercedes-AMG’s successful debut of the GT 4 four-door coupe, Jaguar looks to be warming up to the idea of rolling out its own version of a four-door coupe. Jaguar’s head of design, Ian Callum, admitted that a four-door version of the F-Type sports car would be something that Jaguar would look into, provided that a good business case for such a model can be made.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Jaguar F-Type

Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Jaguar F-Type

The Jaguar F-Type doesn’t stand in a league all it’s own, but it certainly stands out. Check out our hand-picked wallpaper selections and up the style of your phone, tablet, or desktop.

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A Lot of People Are Fighting Over The Lister Thunder

A Lot of People Are Fighting Over The Lister Thunder

22 of the 99 models were sold in under 24 hours

The Lister Thunder made its official debut on Wednesday, January 31. Less than 24 hours later, almost a quarter of all units Lister plans to produce were sold. The mad rush to score a unit of the Lister Thunder resulted in 22 sales of the sports car. Considering that each car costs £139,950 ($198,000) and only 99 units are planned, selling 22 units in less than a day is a pretty impressive haul for a company that’s been dormant for so long.

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The Lister Thunder: A 660 Horsepower, 200+ MPH Jaguar F-Type That You Need in Your Life

The Lister Thunder: A 660 Horsepower, 200+ MPH Jaguar F-Type That You Need in Your Life

Lister’s rich racing heritage is imbedded in all 99 examples

The F-Type has cemented itself as one of Jaguar’s greatest, most successful models in the automaker’s long history. From the new turbo-four model to my personal favorite, the SVR, the F-Type is a true sports car worth of attention. But Lister Motor Company saw some ways of improving the beast. It’s called the Lister Thunder, and it rumbles our a sinister 666 brake horsepower (660 in U.S. terms) and 719 pound-feet of torque thanks to upgrades made to the F-Type’s 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. The namesake feature, of course, is the upgraded exhaust system that, quite literally, sounds like thunder.

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Insider Knowledge – You can Save BIG Money on the Jaguar F-Type Right Now

Insider Knowledge – You can Save BIG Money on the Jaguar F-Type Right Now

Help deplete that 2017 Stock and save as much as $30,000!!!

So, here’s the deal – Jaguar isn’t advertising it, but it’s dealers are getting a major discount for each Jaguar F-Type sold. How Much? As much as $30,000 Gertrude; that’s how much. The nitty-gritty: Dealers are getting $30,000 cash incentives on the F-Type SVR, $20,000 on the F-Type R, and $10,000 on the F-Type V-6. So, if you’re planning to buy an F-Type, walk into your dealer with this knowledge, otherwise, they might try to get one over on you. Either way, this is a pretty big deal, and even if some dealers try to play stupid, others out there are already applying a full discount. And, they should.

See, the whole point of this huge dealer cash incentive is to help them move 2017 inventories, not for them to make $30,000 on some poor guy who doesn’t know what’s going on. The dealers can mark them down as much as they want, to the maximum amount and will still get their full incentive, but, there’s a catch. See, the dealers only get the cash incentive if the sale isn’t combined with promotional financing. That means you’re either paying case or walking into the door with a check pre-written by the loan agent at your bank or credit union – you know, outside financing.

With that in mind, you could – in theory – get yourself a V-6 F-Type for as little as $50,000 if your dealer has one in stock and will give you the full $10,000 cash incentive. OF course, most dealers have already sold out of the base model, as usual, so you’ll probably have to go for an R or SVT, both of which will drain the bank a bit more. But, with when you take into account that just a week ago the F-Type SVR had a sticker of $130,000, and you can now find them listed for just over $100,000, you’re still getting a damn good deal for a car that’s still new. Oh and, by the way, there’ are absolutely no dals on the table for buying or leasing a 2018 model with all current offers expiring after the new-years blowout on January 1, 2018. So, I wouldn’t hold my breath expecting to get a better deal on a 2018 model and, for what it’s worth, the 2018 model will probably be the exact same anyway so do yourself a favor and take advantage of this deal while you still can.

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Jaguar Travels The World To Show The People Of Dull And Boring The F-Type: Video

Jaguar Travels The World To Show The People Of Dull And Boring The F-Type: Video

Next stop: Bland, Australia or Ordinary, Maine?

Believe it or not, but the world is a pretty interesting place. It’s so interesting that there are actual places in the world that have some unique names. Take Boring, Oregon and Dull, Scotland as two examples. They’re not exactly bustling cities. In fact, Dull is literally made up of a single street and has a population of no more than 100 people. Boring, on the other hand, is a megacity by comparison, though its population is less than 8,000 residents. Well, Jaguar has paired the towns together in what it calls the "Pair for the Ages." So why exactly did Jaguar pick these map dots? Because where else would the Jaguar F-Type stand out so well?

The F-Type’s visit is all part of a promotional campaign by Jaguar to bring some life to these desolate places. The visit itself is newsworthy on its own, but Jaguar took it a step further by inviting residents of both Dull, Scotland and Boring, Oregon to give the sports car a spin. The results are what you’d expect. The four people who were given the opportunity to drive and ride the F-Type had the time of their lives. On top go that, they also caused a few scenes in the towns, thanks in large part to the rip-roaring noise of the F-Type’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The whole video is a good example of Jaguar’s growing cheekiness as a company. It’s funny and informative at the same time (I didn’t even know there was a Dull, Scotland and Boring, Oregon). Best of all, the video gave the residents of the two towns a good idea on what the F-Type is all about itself. Hopefully, next time, Jaguar can petition the League of Extraordinary Communities – an actual organization – to head to the third community of these pairings: Bland, New South Wales, Australia. Who knows, the league could grow if it adds Ordinary, Maine, U.S. into the fold.

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A Jaguar F-Type with a Four-Cylinder? New Entry Level Trim on the Way

A Jaguar F-Type with a Four-Cylinder? New Entry Level Trim on the Way

It’s not exactly a turd either!

Around since 2013, the F-Type is Jaguar’s newest sports car, a spiritual successor to the E-Type, and an all-out replacement for the XK. Up until now, you could get it with a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that’s tuned to deliver either 340 horsepower in entry-level form or 380 horsepower in S form. Or you could get a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 tuned to deliver either 550 horsepower or 575 ponies if you went with the range-topping SVR trim. Prices ranged anywhere from about $61,000 to more than $125,000 for the SVR, but as fate would have it, the F-type just might get a little more affordable and easier to obtain by those without deep pockets.

So, what’s the big deal here? Well, the F-Type is now going to be offered in entry-level form with a four-cylinder engine. But, don’t go freaking out, punching walls, or setting shit on fire just yet. See, the new four-cylinder in question is a 2.0-liter turbo with 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque on tap. Not bad, huh? Jaguar hasn’t mentioned where maximum horsepower kicks in within the powerband, but all of that torque is available at an excessively low 1,500 rpm – obviously, made possible by a healthy dose of turbo goodness. Power will be routed to the wheels via an eight-speed Quickshift automatic.

Sounds pretty wild, right? Well, keep reading to learn more about this new, all-aluminum, Ingenium engine and what makes it tick.

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2018 Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition

2018 Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition

Special edition F-Type will only be available for one model year

Despite some initial skepticism surrounding the car when it first burst into the scene back in back in 2013, the Jaguar F-Type has flipped the script on those narratives by making a compelling case as one of the most enjoyable sports cars on the market. That’s a testament to Jaguar, who saw the potential for the car and worked tirelessly to make it happen. Fast forward to today and the F-Type is still going strong with close to 15,000 units sold since it first entered the market. And so, as the F-Type prepares to enter the new year, Jaguar is throwing a handful of updates its way to go with the debut of the F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition, a special edition variant that will only be available for 2018 F-Type models.

The F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition comes with special indicators that should let customers know that they’re buying a variant of the sports car that’s going to be sold for only a short period of time. It’s hardly a surprise that Jaguar is making this move, in large part because it already has a number of F-Type variants on the market today. Instead of adding another one into the mix, it’s packaging it as a special edition that not only carries unique cosmetic features, but it also has a specific output that no other F-Type variant has. Judging by the name it’s been given, we can all venture a guess how much power this version of the F-Type is going to have.

It’s unclear though if Jaguar plans to sell the F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition in all the markets where you can find F-Type models, although it did say that the model will be sold “worldwide, but for one model year only.” Expect more details to arrive regarding the availability of the F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition in specific markets, but at least for Jaguar’s home market of the U.K., the special edition F-Type is scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of 2017 at a starting price of £70,115, or around $85,360 based on current exchange rates.

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2018 Jaguar F-Type Update Adds Cool Go-Pro App and More Powerful V-6

2018 Jaguar F-Type Update Adds Cool Go-Pro App and More Powerful V-6

Gets new exterior features too, but nothing major

If I were to create a list of cars that don’t need a facelift over the next 10 years, the Jaguar F-Type would definitely be included. The sports car that put Jaguar back on the performance map is downright gorgeous and its design seems timeless. Granted, the way car designs evolve nowadays will probably make the F-Type seem dated in a decade or so, but this Jag will only get better with time in the eyes of British sports car enthusiasts. Jaguar also seems to agree, as the F-Type’s refresh for the 2018 model year is as mild as its gets.

So what changes you may ask? Well, go get a magnifying glass because there isn’t much new to talk about in terms of styling. Look close enough and you’ll notice full LED headlamps, revised bumpers front and rear, and slightly altered grilles for all models in the lineup. For instance, the R-Dynamic model, which replaces both the base and the S variants gain gloss black bezels. Around back, the LED rear lights clusters have been subtly updated. Needless to say, Jaguar didn’t meddle too much with the design, which is actually a good thing if you ask me.

Inside, the British sports car received new lightweight seats with sculpted surfaces and frames made of magnesium alloy for weight savings of more than 17 pounds. The new design also allows the seatback to move rearwards by up to 50 mm (two inches) more than before, which provides a lower seating position and increased legroom. The new seats come in two flavors. The Sport versions is offered with the R-Dynamic line, while the Performance variants, which has more detailing and more pronounced bolstering, comes with the R and SVR models.

Other cabin highlights include a Satin Chrome finish for the engine start button and gearshift paddles, Noble Chrome for the door switch packs and air vent bezels. Also, in order to further differentiate the models in the range, Jaguar added Delta aluminum and Linear Vee aluminum in the R-Dynamic and R models, respectively, with a carbon-fiber option available across the lineup. Another noteworthy addition is ReRun, an app created with GoPro. The new features combines GoPro footage with speed, steering, and throttle information. It’s very similar to GM’s Performance Data Record and will come in handy at the race track.

Under the hood, things are pretty much the same, but there’s a new, limited-edition model called the F-Type 400 Sport. Sporting a name seemingly borrowed from Lotus, the 400 Sport uses the same supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 as the base and S models, but massaged to deliver 400 horsepower. That’s 60 horses more than the entry-level car and 20 horsepower more than the F-Type S. This engine can be paired with rear- or all-wheel drive, but it only comes with the eight-speed automatic. It also comes standard with the bigger Super Performance brakes and 20-inch wheels. There are a couple of downsides though. It can only be ordered in white, silver, or black, and it’s only available for the 2018 model year. It’s likely very expensive too, although there’s no specific info on pricing as of January 2017.

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NHTSA Issues Recall Of Jaguar F-Type SVR Because Of A Suspension Bolt

NHTSA Issues Recall Of Jaguar F-Type SVR Because Of A Suspension Bolt

It’s easy to laugh about it now, but the consequences are serious

Recalls happen in the auto industry far more often than most people realize. It could be any number of things affecting any kind of model, but if the National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration deems it necessary, these recalls are going to happen time and time again. I say this because Jaguar has announced a recall of its most exotic model, the range-topping variant of the F-Type sports car, the F-Type SVR, over faulty suspension bolts.

Actually, the only defect is a single suspension bolt that connects the rear lower control arms to the knuckle assembly. The specifics of the defect wasn’t mentioned, only that if the bolt “fails,” the entire rear control arm assembly may separate from the car, resulting in a “loss of control and increased risk of a crash.”

There’s something sneakily hilarious about a recall for the Jaguar F-Type SVR being implemented because of a single suspension bolt, but the ramifications of not heeding the recall are certainly no laughing matter. As such, the recall for the 23 F-Type SVR affected units in the US, built between February 2016 to August 2016 US, should be treated with utmost importance.

The recall is expected to begin on December 19, 2016, although Jaguar will also notify affected owners ahead of schedule. Like always, owners are urged to bring their F-Type SVRs to their local dealerships, where the bolt will be replaced at no cost to the owner.

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2016 Jaguar F-Type S 4.2 By Wheelsandmore

2016 Jaguar F-Type S 4.2 By Wheelsandmore

More power and better handling courtesy of noted German tuner

The Jaguar F-Type has been around since 2013, and in the three years that it’s been in the market, it’s made quite a name for itself as a world-class sports car. It’s got the look, the power, the speed, and the handling of a legitimate performance machine. It is surprising then that as well received as the F-Type is, it hasn’t captured the imagination of aftermarket tuners the way some of its rivals have. The reason for that is unclear, but fortunately, a tuner like Wheelsandmore knows tuning potential when it sees it and that’s exactly what it saw in the F-Type S.

We already know what the German tuner is capable of doing. It’s been featured in these pages a handful of times and its tuning programs are as good as anything the industry has to offer. It’s no surprise then that this kit follows along those lines. There’s a menu of upgrades to choose from here, none more important than the engine program that adds a good amount of extra power to the total tune of 420 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The tuning kit also has features some prominent modifications on the Jag’s wheels and suspensions, two sections in any care that Wheelsandmore completely specializes in.

The whole program isn’t meant to turn the F-Type S over its head. But for what it’s worth, it’s effective in enhancing certain qualities about the Jag sports car that are already considered top-class by the industry. More power? Check. Better handling? Check that one too. At the end of the day, that’s really what a car like the F-Type S really needs.

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The Jaguar F-Type SVR's Sun Visors Are Laughable

The Jaguar F-Type SVR’s Sun Visors Are Laughable

Better bring your polarized sunglasses!

There’s plenty to love about the Jaguar F-Type SVR. From its 575-horsepower supercharged V-8 and fantastic handling to its leather-lined cabin and intricate detailing. But there’s one aspect the F-Type seems inadequate in: its laughably small sun visors.

The little sun blockers measure about three to four inches in height when “deployed,” only shading your eyes if the sun is in a narrow section of the sky. What’s worse, the visors don’t rotate to block sun at the side windows. This leaves the driver with either burning retinas or fending for himself with a pair of sunglasses.

For those consumed with vanity, the visors’ mirrors are even more laughable. Their surface area is probably no bigger than a business card. There’s also no light that comes on, forcing you to use the reading light located above the rearview mirror.

This isn’t just some oversight by Jaguar’s interior engineers, however. The visors’ shape is dictated by the roofline and the narrow opening of the windshield. See, Jaguar uses the same visors in the F-Type coupe as it does the convertible. With the drop-top down, it’s clear to see why the visors aren’t larger. They’d stick out past the windshield hoop.

Perhaps Jag should use different visors for the coupe. Perhaps it’s just a small, nit-picky inconvenience that’s not even worth worrying about. After all, the visors hardly spoiled by week’s time in the F-Type SVR. Be sure to read my full review on the car here.

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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR – Driven

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR – Driven

The meanest kitty in Jaguar’s litter

Since its introduction for the 2013 model year, the F-Type has been praised for its sultry looks, high-end cockpit, and pair of potent engines. The F-Type, especially the F-Type R, still remains one of Britain’s best two-seat sports cars, but Jaguar felt it time to up the ante. The mad scientists inside Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations department were let loose to develop the F-Type Project 7 – a car which was as much a design concept as a test bed for high-performance parts. Now SVO brings several of the Project 7’s advancements to the 2017 F-Type’s SVR package.

Lighter wheels, optional carbon ceramic brakes, improved aerodynamics, sharpened handling via improved suspension components, more horsepower and torque, and a true, dual-pipe exhaust system constructed from titanium all make the list. The result is a 575-horsepower F-Type with a quickened 0-to-60 mph time, better limit handling on the track, and a top speed that hits the magic 200 digit.

Make no mistake – the F-Type SVR is every inch a supercar. Jaguar’s SVO team pushed it over the edge, making it the fastest production Jaguar ever while giving it a renewed list of competitors like the Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 911 Carrera S, and even the McLaren 570S.

Speaking of mistakes, Jaguar threw me the keys to the 2017 F-Type SVR for a week. It wasn’t a mistake on Jag’s part, but on mine for accepting them. Now, sadly, I’m jaded, deaf, and searching for a Kidney buyer willing to pay $150,000. Oh, and I probably have a noise complaint from the HOA in my mailbox.

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Jaguar F-Type by B&B Automobiltechnik

Jaguar F-Type by B&B Automobiltechnik

German tuner presents plenty of tuning options for Jag’s resident performance ride

The Jaguar F-Type has been called many things, and as the ultimate sports car in the Jaguar family, it bears a lot of responsibility to make a good impression on the auto industry. To Jag’s credit, it prepared the F-Type to do just that and a lot of people have taken notice. That includes the tuning world, as is the case with German tuner B&B Automobiltechnik, which has a new tuning program for the F-Type. This kit is as extensive as they come as it offers plenty of engine upgrade packages for three different variants of the F-Type. The range-topper of the lot, the F-Type SVR, headlines the list with a package that brings an output of 645 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.

In addition, B&B is also offering engine upgrade packages for the F-Type V8 S and the F-Type R with each program designed to net more power and performance out of the Jag sports car. Chassis and suspension modifications are also being offered, as is a new set of 21-inch wheels. All of these upgrades meet a certain standard that we’ve come to know from B&B Automobiltechnik.

Owners of the F-Type should take note of what B&B Automobiltechnik is offering for the Jaguar F-Type. As the face of the British automaker’s performance lineup, the F-Type and all of its variants have to live up to the expectations that have been set for it. These upgrades from B&B help Jag meet those expectations.

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Jaguar Kicks Off Wimbledon Campaign With Commercial Starring Andy Murray: Video

Jaguar Kicks Off Wimbledon Campaign With Commercial Starring Andy Murray: Video

The 2013 champion was joined by the Jaguar XE, F-Type SVR, and Formula E race car.

As the official car provider of the Championships, otherwise known to everybody as Wimbledon, Jaguar is making its presence felt ahead of this year’s tournament with the launch of the #FeelWimbledon campaign. To give the campaign a public face, the British automaker has even enlisted the services of 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to serve as brand ambassador for the tournament, which kicks off on June 27, 2016.

Speaking of Murray, Jaguar has also created a promotional video featuring the tennis player and a number of Jag models, specifically the XE, F-Type SVR, and the company’s new Formula E race car. The premise of the ad is pretty straight-forward. One at a time, the three Jaguars take to the line with a target placed at the rear section of the cars. Once the Jaguar speeds up, Murray is tasked to hit a serve into the target. Standard tennis scoring applies so, if he misses, Jaguar gets the score and if he connects, he gets the score. One at a time, the XE and F-Type SVR take in their runs before the Formula E race car comes into the picture. What follows is a pretty funny exchange between Murray and the driver, who is probably one of the last people you’d expect to see behind the wheel of a race car, let alone Jag’s new Formula E contender.

In addition to the Murray ad, Jaguar’s #FeelWimbledon campaign will also touch down in various locations around the country, specifically the Goodwood Festival of Speed where extensive promotional activities are being planned to raise awareness for the campaign. The British automaker also hired a coupe of digital specialist companies - Mindshare and Hammerhead - to create a 360-degree virtual reality tour of Center Court from the perspective of the number one British player in the world.

All of these marketing endeavors are tied into the five-year partnership Jaguar signed with the All-England Club in 2015.

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2017 Jaguar F-Type

2017 Jaguar F-Type

Introduced in 2013 as a spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type, the F-Type marked the beginning of Jaguar’s much anticipated revamp as a brand.Offered in both coupe and convertible guises, with up to 550 horsepower, the F-Type received rave reviews and quickly established itself as one of the most appealing sports cars on the market. For 2017, the F-Type is set to receive an equipment update for the U.S. market in the form of a more affordable entry-level model. The update is available for both the coupe and convertible versions.

The good news is that while the base models will be cheaper, owners won’t have to give up amenities, as both variants carry over their 2016 standard features, while also receiving a few extras. Jaguar will also throw in the EliteCare ownership package.

The 2017 F-Type will arrive in U.S. showrooms in late spring 2016. Until that happens, let’s have a closer look at Jaguar’s most exciting modern-day sports car.

Updated 06/10/2016: Jaguar announced full pricing details for the 2017 F-Type lineup. Check the "Prices" section for the full details.

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2018 Jaguar F-Type

2018 Jaguar F-Type

A mid-cycle refresh for the modern E-Type

Jag’s sleek and sporty two-door F-Type has been around since 2013, first as a roadster, then later as a coupe. Both body styles have offered a slew of performance levels, from the 340-horsepower base model, to the fire-breathing 575-horsepower SVR range topper. But now it’s time for a refresh, and as such, the Brits are prepping the new F-Type for a reveal sometime in 2017 (current speculation points to the Geneva Motor Show). Our spy photographers managed to snag the updated model carving up the Nurburgring, and at first blush, it looks to get the usual nip-and-tuck treatment for exterior styling. Details on the interior and drivetrain are a little more vague, but rumor has it there’s gonna be new infotainment gear and more efficient engines. Most (if not all) of these changes should apply equally to both the coupe and convertible.

In the three years it’s has been on the market, the F-Type has expanded its appeal by adding the option for a manual transmission, AWD, and more power. However, this is the first time Jag has messed with the original formula, which begs the question – will it be better or worse than before?

Update 5/13/2016: Just two days after the facelifted F-Type was spotted on its first test session, we’ve caught another F-Type putting in work. This time, however, it looks like a more toned down version that would compete against models like the Porsche 718 Cayman. Check out the Exterior and Drivetrain sections below for more details.

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Jaguar Pondering New Project 7 Sports Car

Jaguar Pondering New Project 7 Sports Car

More extreme F-Type likely underway

Launched in 2013, Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division made its debut with the F-Type Project 7 at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Essentially a beefed-up F-Type with a special body and revised aerodynamics, the Project 7 was a huge success, with all 250 units selling out in no time despite the $165,000 sticker. Two years have passed since the limited-edition F-Type made its debut and Jaguar is already pondering a successor to the Project 7.

According to Auto Express, Jaguar bosses are already thinking about a new model that would take the whole concept "a step further" by making it "more of an individual car than an F-Type." Design director Ian Callum declined to elaborate on what that would mean, but it seems that the F-Type will again be used as a base for the next Project 7. Our best guess is that Jaguar will make it lighter and more powerful (although not by much) and experiment with a more radical design.

On the other hand, the new car might not arrive sooner than 2016. “The business case is hugely difficult,” said Callum. “What can you charge for it? What do you charge for a Jaguar? How far can it go? With a supercar like the C-X75, you could probably go to £1 million, but with a limited number of, say, 200 cars. And even that, as a business case, was pushing it. So if you’re going to get into the realms of something that’s a modified F-Type, it’s very difficult.”

Needless to say, the previous Project 7 is tough to beat. The D-Type-inspired roadster was 176 pounds lighter than the F-Type V8 S at 3,571 pounds and had a stunning power-to-weight ratio thanks to its 567-horsepower and 502-pound-feet supercharged engine. The suspension system gained several motorsport-bred components that made the Project 7 act like a full-fledged race car on the track. Jaguar will need to take it up a notch to come up with a better car using the same platform.

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Michelle Rodriguez Goes Fast and Furious With The F-Type SVR: Video

Michelle Rodriguez Goes Fast and Furious With The F-Type SVR: Video

F&F star breaks 200 mph on the fastest production Jag ever

Professional race car drivers routinely go in excess of 200 mph. It’s part of their job, as they say. But, for ordinary folks like you and me, 200 mph is no small feat. That’s even true for some of Hollywood’s most daring celebrities, a group that most people say Michelle Rodriguez is a part of. The Fast & Furious star definitely knows her away around cars, but even with her kind of experience around fast cars, driving at 200 mph has yet to be checked off of her bucket list.

To her good fortune, she got the chance to do just that after getting invited by Jaguar to drive the F-Type SVR, the fastest series production vehicle the British automaker has ever built, up to its absolute limit. Rodriguez jumped at the chance to give it a go, which led her to Highway 318 in Nevada, home to the world renowned Silver State Classic Challenge road race. There, the 37-year old actress was given just one edict: try to get the F-Type SVR to hit its top speed of 200 mph. Pretty easy, right?

As “easy” as it sounds, there’s still an element of risk attached to the attempt, hence Jaguar’s disclaimer that the stunt was “supervised by a professional driver on closed roads”. In the end, none of it mattered to Rodriguez, who not only achieved her goal of going 200 mph - the fastest she’s ever driven a car - but more importantly, she actually hit 201 mph in the F-Type SVR, which is faster than Jaguar’s published top speed for the sports car! If that doesn’t scream incredible to you, I don’t know what will.

I guess Jaguar has to set the record straight now. The F-Type SVR can go up to as high as 201 mph. Michelle Rodriguez, of all people, proved that.

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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe

The quickest and most powerful F-Type in existence

Ever since Jaguar Land Rover established the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, there have been rumors of a full lineup of performance vehicles ranging from sports cars to SUVs. Naturally, the Jaguar F-Type was expected to get the most attention, especially since SVO already created the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7. Spy shots from 2014 suggested an SVR-badged model is also underway, in both coupe and convertible body styles.

While the drop-top has been spotted stretching its legs on public roads more than once in 2014, the coupe didn’t come out to play until 2015, when our tenacious paparazzi caught it in action somewhere in Europe. Now, Jaguar confirmed that the F-Type SVR is set to make its global debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and released the official photos and technical details, putting an end to more than a year of intense speculation about the range-topping F-Type model.

Find out what this hardcore F-Type is all about in the review below and stay tuned for live photos from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in a couple of weeks.

Updated 03/04/2016: We added a series of new images taken during the car’s official presentation at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Click the "Pictures" tab to check them out!

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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR

The speed kitty goes topless

Back in late 2014, we heard a rumor Jaguar was busy creating a new range-topping F-Type. Sure enough, it wasn’t long before spy shots of the beefed-up two-door surfaced online. Motoring Australia then reported an Aussie dealership had assembled a list of customers eager to grab the faster cat as soon as it was launched. More spy shots followed, this time from a test session at the Nurburgring. Then came a leaked brochure filled with specs, and now, the new F-Type is finally confirmed, bringing less weight, more power, and improved aero, plus a topless body style to boot. Say hello to the F-Type SVR Roadster.

If you were unaware, the SVR stands for SVO/R. The “R” is pretty self-explanatory within the context of sports-car nomenclature, but I’ll explain SVO for the uninitiated. It’s an acronym that stands for Special Vehicle Operations, the team of hired-gun engineers responsible for making Jaguar Land Rover vehicles especially fast. You may remember SVO as the party responsible for creating the truly outrageous Range Rover Sport SVR.

So then, what happens when SVO applies its high-performance know-how to a sports car? Four words – fastest production Jag ever. Extra atmosphere optional.

Updated 02/17/2016: Jag finally gave us the official details on the F-Type SVR a few weeks in advance of its debut in Geneva. Pricing starts at $128,800 for the roadster.

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Motor Trend Lines Up The Mercedes-AMG GT S And The Jaguar F-Type Coupe R: Video

Motor Trend Lines Up The Mercedes-AMG GT S And The Jaguar F-Type Coupe R: Video

Two of today’s best sports cars face off in the latest episode of MT’s Head 2 Head series

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S and the 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R are two of the most talked-about sports cars today. Not only do they look drop-dead gorgeous, but they also come with heavy-hitting engines. The F-Type may have the advantage in power - 550 horsepower to 462 horsepower - but the AMG GT S’s combination of unmatched handling and state-of-the-art tech has made it the quintessential sports car for the discerning enthusiast. Either way, both cars are great choices, making it more difficult to pick which of the two is the better sports car.

To help answer that conundrum, Motor Trend lined up the AMG GT S and the F-Type Coupe R in its latest episode of Head 2 Head. MT Senior Features Editor Jonny Lieberman took up the task of giving a rundown of the two cars, including some new features for the new 2016 models. Here’s a little spoiler of sorts: the biggest addition in the F-Type Coupe R is so important it turned the entire script on the car’s driving experience. But, was it enough to convince Lieberman that the Jag is a better overall sports car than the Mercedes-AMG?

As usual, I’m not going to reveal the synopsis of the episode because it’s better if you hear the verdict from the horse’s mouth itself. Ok, just one more teeny-tiny spoiler. Lieberman did have his choice, but it was so close that he had to enlist the help of race car driver and Head 2 Head staple Randy Pobst to perform practical exams, including hot laps, on both the AMG GT S and the F-Type Coupe R at Willow Springs.

Check out the video to see which of the sports cars ended up getting the stamp of approval.

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2016 Jaguar F-Type Convertible – Driven

2016 Jaguar F-Type Convertible – Driven

Rowing you own makes the Jag a different cat

The Jaguar F-Type Convertible has been around since 2013. In the last three years, minimal changes have kept things fresh, but none more so than the introduction of a manual transmission. Sadly, it can only be mated with the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6, but the six-speed gearbox provides that long-sought-after control theF-Type has lacked. The ZF eight-speed automatic is a fantastic gearbox, but it’s still doesn’t scratch that itch for three pedals and short-throw shifter.

With the manual transmission F-Type now on the market, I wanted some seat time to see how it stacked up with the two F-Type R Coupe examples I’ve previously sampled. It might be an apples and oranges comparison – especially since this Firesand Orange convertible is different in many ways from the Coupes – but a comparison can be made regardless.

Let’s dive in and take a look at the 2016 Jaguar F-Type S Convertible with its row-it-yourself transmission.

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2016 Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition

2016 Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition

Unveiled in 2012 as a convertible and in 2013 as a coupe, the Jaguar F-Type gained global recognition as a great contemporary British design and as the company’s most exciting product in decades. Marketed as a spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type (even though it actually replaced the larger XK in the lineup), the F-Type has quickly developed into a sports car with a cult following. As a result, Jaguar updated the two-door for nearly each model year, adding not only AWD and a manual transmission, but several special-edition models as well. With the 2016 calendar year having just begun, the F-Type received yet another individual package, this time around called the British Design Edition.

Based on the F-Type S, the special-edition sports car is available in both coupe and convertible guises. Power comes exclusively from the supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6, which means there’s no 5.0-liter V-8 option for those in need of more oomph, but the package comes with plenty of updates inside and out, many of which are unique to this model. The British Design Edition also marks the introduction of a new color for the F-Type, Ultra Blue, which will eventually become available for the standard version as well.

More good news comes from the fact that the British Design Edition will cross the pond to North America. That’s a bit surprising as most of Jaguar’s special-edition models are sold only in the United Kingdom. Keep reading to find out what makes it special.

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2016 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe AWD - Driven

2016 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe AWD - Driven

Introduced in 2013 as a convertible, the Jaguar F-Type quickly made a name for itself and began overturning long-formed impressions about the brand. The coupe came along the following year and solidified to the world that Jaguar wasn’t playing around. Jaguar was ready to kick butt and take names. It’s good to be bad.

At least that was the catchy slogan the company ran with until the PC police decided Jaguar was promoting villainy, or something like that.

Oh but how spot-on Jaguar’s advertisements were. The F-Type, especially when fitted with the supercharged V-8, is maniacal to its core. Like a super villain in his secret lair whose split personality can switch from docile to ferocious in the blink of an eye, the F-Type can move between a comfortable GT cruiser to all-out supercar with one toggle of its Dynamic Mode switch.

Now three years in, the F-Type has undergone some changes – four major ones, to be exact. The car now offers a manual transmission with the V-6, the supercharged V-8 is available in the convertible, the 495-horse version of the V-8 is no more, and every F-Type R comes with AWD. Yes, that means every V-8 F-Type is now makes 550 horsepower.

That also means the entire F-Type lineup is more concise. There is the F-Type, the F-Type S, and the F-Type R. Each can be had in either coupe or convertible form. My recent tester came as the F-Type R Coupe, meaning AWD is the major addition and difference from the 2015 F-Type I previously tested. That, and the optional carbon-ceramic brakes, of course. Yum.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7

2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7

The Jaguar F-Type was launched for the 2013 model as a spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type. Bolted onto a shortened XK platform, the F-Type was initially introduced as a soft-top convertible. The Coupe version arrived a year later and went on sale for the 2014 model year. Both versions are powered by supercharged V-6 and V-8 engines with outputs ranging from 335 horsepower to 542 ponies. As we approach the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, we’ve learned that Jaguar will actually produce the F-Type Project 7 that it rolled out as a concept in 2013.

Shortly after releasing the F-Type Roadster, Jaguar created the Project 7 design study. The concept car paid tribute to Ecurie Ecosse racing team that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race twice with the Jaguar D-Type in the 1950s. The concept featured a D-Type-style rollover hoop behind the driver’s seat, as well as the race car’s white-striped livery. It showcased its astonishing looks at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed before going into history as one of the sexiest concept cars of the 21st century.

Coming into 2014, Jaguar commissioned its Special Vehicle Operations division to transform the concept car into a production vehicle. Thus the F-Type Project 7 ditches its auto show queen status and goes to wander the streets and tracks in all of its Le Mans-inspired glory.

Updated 09/25/2015: During the 2015 Monterey Car Week, Jay Leno took the F-Type Project 7 out for a spin. Check out the new video to see what he thinks about the car.

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2016 Jaguar F-Type SVR Testing On The Nurburgring: Video

2016 Jaguar F-Type SVR Testing On The Nurburgring: Video

Watch out 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO and 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, there’s a Jaguar coming. There have been numerous reports of a high-powered Jaguar F-Type being developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team, and that car was recently captured by spy photographers while testing at the Nürburgring. Designed to be the range-topping performance model of the F-Type lineup, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR looks like it is going to be a serious track car, judging from this spy video.

Not much is known for certain about F-Type SVR, but it’s obvious that Jaguar is doing its best to put this car on the same stage as some of the top sports cars out there. Aside from the agile handling displayed in this video, the Jaguar F-Type SVR is rumored to have in excess of 600 horsepower coming from its supercharged 5.0-liter V-8. The extra power is sure obvious from the tailpipes as this car sounds even more menacing than today’s 2015 Jaguar F-Type R. The big question remains whether the SVR will feature a rear-drive layout or will offer all-wheel drive. Seeing as how the F-Type R is rear-drive only, that could very well be the case with the SVR model, but it would be awesome if Jag decided to go head-to-head with the GT-R NISMO with 600+ horses being fed to all four wheels.

To go along with the added power, the F-Type SVR is getting a few styling changes, including the new front fascia, quad exhaust outlets and the big rear spoiler. All of these upgrades have been exposed in previous spy shots, which also revealed that the SVR will most likely offer both coupe and convertible body styles.

JRL’s SVO team first came to light with the introduction of the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR, but the group will also be responsible for building the limited-production 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 as well as the continuation 2014 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type.

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