The Jaguar Land Rover group has recently focused its R&D efforts towards its SUVs, crossovers, and electric vehicles, but it doesn’t mean that Jaguar has forgotten about its sports car. Proof of which is the unveiling of the refreshed 2021 Jaguar F-Type.
From the outside, the F-Type is still instantly recognizable but modernized with a new, more aggressive front fascia characterized by a wider mesh grille, slimmer headlights, and bigger side intakes. Other updates include a new hood, new wheels, and slimmer LED taillights that ditches the circular design of its predecessor.
As for the interior, the fundamental design remains unchanged, but Jaguar has added a new 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster as well as the latest version of the Touch Pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the hood of the Jaguar F-Type are various engine choices. The range starts with the 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo petrol that produces 296 hp and 400 Nm of torque, enough for a 0-100 kph time of 5.4 seconds all the way to a 250 kph top speed. Next is the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that produces 380 hp and 459 Nm of torque, mated to an AWD system.
Those who want more power can opt for two 5.0-liter V8 engines in two states of tune. The base V8 produces 444 hp and 580 Nm of torque and can optionally be paired to an AWD system. Regardless of which wheel is powered, both accelerate to 100 kph in as little as 4.4 seconds all the way to a 285 kph top speed. Sitting on top of the range is the F-Type R, which produces 567 hp and 700 Nm of torque, sending power to the rear wheels and letting it sprint to 100 kph in as little as 3.5 seconds, all the way to a 299 kph top speed.
More than just having a more powerful engine, the F-Type R features new adaptive dampers, anti-roll bars, and stiffer rear knuckles and ball joints. It is also fitted as standard with wider 20-inch wheels for better grip.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type is already available for pre-order in the United Kingdom while a global release is slated for 2020.