- New exterior design for the 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE, an evolution of the current-gen car
- F-TYPE R boasts 567-horsepower (575-PS) supercharged V8, good for 0-60 mph blasts of 3.5 seconds
- New 12.3-inch HD driver instrument cluster and available Meridian sound system
- Starting at $73,000 in Canada; on sale in spring 2020
Introduced back in 2013 as a 2014 model, the Jaguar F-TYPE has aged well, receiving numerous upgrades over the years, such as AWD, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a rip-snorting SVR edition with 567 horsepower (575 PS). Initially offered as a roadster, the F-TYPE coupe joined the lineup shortly thereafter, rivalling the Porsche 718, the Porsche 911 and, eventually, the Mercedes-AMG GT.
The 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE has been totally redesigned, although the new car’s look didn’t stray far away from the current-generation model. The company describes the evolution as a “purer, more sculpted and assertive expression of the definitive Jaguar sports car.”
The F-TYPE boasts a new clamshell hood, a larger grille with a mesh finish, slim LED headlights and an aggressive front bumper with trim-level specific styling. New 20-inch alloy wheels enhance the car’s profile and the rear end is completed with slimmer taillights.
Once again, four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines will be offered, and they’ll all be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel and all-wheel drivetrains will be available as well. The crown jewel—for now, at least—is the F-TYPE R which gets the brand’s supercharged V8 engine, producing 567 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The British brand claims a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of 3.5 seconds and the top speed of 298 km/h.
The 296-hp (300 PS) turbo 2.0-litre four returns, as does the 375-hp (380 PS) supercharged 3.0-litre V6. There will also be a version of the sports car with a 444-horsepower (450 PS) supercharged V8, which also twists our 428 pound-feet of torque, matched to either RWD or AWD—which reaches 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. However, the North American market won’t get that one.
The 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R gets a revised chassis with a newly tuned suspension, while the transmission is said to shift gears faster than before, with what engineers learned by creating the mighty Jaguar XE SV Project 8.
Inside, the new F-TYPE gets the brand’s Touch Pro infotainment system in addition to a 12.3-inch fully digital driver instrument panel, both standard. Apple CarPlay integration will also be part of the mix, although Android Auto should be an optional feature. Two Meridian sound systems will be available as well, which usually offer excellent quality.
Trim levels will include base, R-Dynamic, First Edition and R. The 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE will go on sale in Canada in the spring of 2020, and will start at $73,000.