The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is a two-seater available in base R , S and V8 S trims.
The F-Type design was inspired by the C-X16 and is defined by three lines – one creating the twin ‘shark gill’ openings, one beginning at the rear edge of the door and then flowing upward, and one forming the dramatic, sweeping-roof profile.
The headlamps have J blade LED running lamps, whereas the same LED technology is optional when it comes to the tail lamps.
The vehicle is offered with either aluminum or panoramic glass roof panels. On the rear part, a hidden rear spoiler was installed. It rises at 70 mph and lowers at below 50 mph.
The cockpit of the 2014 F-type looks like a typical sports car cockpit. Even the base trim is enriched with plenty of “sporty” cues, racy stitching, bolstered seats and a passenger handle flanking the center stack.
It includes top-of-the-class materials, comfort and high-tech features. What additionally increases “coolness” of this vehicle are the central air vent rising from the dashboard and an Ignis orange start button.
Trunk size is limited to 6.9 ft3, so it’s a bit tight, and the space is oddly shaped. Therefore, it’s not very convenient for loading.
The base trim comes with leather and suede cloth sport seats with 6-way power/manual adjustment, a GPS navigation system with Traffic Messaging Channel and a 380-watt Meridian audio system including 10 speakers.
The S model includes the Ignis orange steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, the Smart Key System with keyless start and entry, and ambient interior lighting with five color choices.
Engine and performance
The F-Type 2014 base trim uses a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that delivers 340 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic with manual shift control which sends power to the rear wheels. It develops acceleration of 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds.
The S trim is powered by the V6 engine which produces 380 hp and 339 pound-feet of torque. It accelerates to 60 mph in 4.8 s.
The V8 S type uses a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that produces 495 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque. It’s able to develop acceleration 0-60 mph in only 4.2 seconds.
The F-TYPE base trim costs $65,000, the S trim costs $77,000 and the V8 S trim costs $99,000.
Pictures of 2014 Jaguar F-Type and F-Type convertible:
2016 Jaguar F-Type – what’s new?
The 2016 F-Type lineup adds all-wheel drive and a new manual-transmission option on base trims, and finishes the lineup with the new F-Type Convertible R.
As for the styling, nothing has changed and that’s the good news.
The cockpit seems like an intense, focused space. There’s no trim or wood, but carbon-fiber and red leather are offered as optional. Ancillary info is displayed on a large LCD, climate controls are placed on the stack as rotary knobs with push functions for seat heating.
6-speed vehicles with rear-wheel drive are now available with 6-speed manual. All-wheel drive is now offered on 380-hp cars.
The V-8, 495-hp trim has been replaced with a supercharged V-8 engine delivering 550 hp and the acceleration ability of 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, and top speed of 186 mph.
The new F-Type now comes with 5 years or 60,000 miles of warranty, maintenance, roadside assistance, and connected-car services.