2014 Jaguar F-Type Sportscar – Ultimate Luxury Car Preview

2014 Jaguar F-type
Photo: Jaguar

Mercedes, Audi, and BMW continue to be the dominant global luxury car brands. Although Jaguar is still regarded as another luxury car maker, it holds a far less market share compared to the other big 3.

Jaguar is getting close to premiering the luxury car brand’s first two-seat Jaguar roadster since the E-type. This sportscar named the F-type follows the iconic and successful E-type which was the first brand launch since the forgettable X-type more than ten years ago.

The base engine of the F-type is a brand new, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that Jaguar developed from its traditional 5.0-liter V-8 engine. The new engine will offer about 340 hp.

A low deck lid plus sliver-thin LED taillights enhance the sensual beauty of this new Jag. Once you get your speed up 60 mph, a spoiler deploys.

2014 Jaguar F-type
Photo: Jaguar

We noticed one element that’s missing is the trademark rotary shifter. It’s been replaced by standard automatic shifter which should allow the driver to change gears manually.

The Jaguar F-Type dashboard will feature analog gauges plus toggle switches that remind the driver of classic sports cars from the past. This look is a switch from Jaguar’s more typical design of high-tech controls.

It’s expected that the new 2014 F-type will likely be priced starting at $70,000

Only time will tell how this new Jaguar F-Type will do against the big luxury names – Mercedes, BMW and Audi but Jaguar tradition and ingenuity will definitely put up a good fight.


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