Jaguar F-Type S

Coupe 3.0 V6

Supercharged

Jaguar F-Type, front
Jaguar F-Type, front
Jaguar F-Type, front
Jaguar F-Type, side
Jaguar F-Type, side
Jaguar F-Type, rear
Jaguar F-Type, rear
Jaguar F-Type, interior

THERE'S no denying the fact - the Jaguar F-Type is one, if not the best-looking car on our roads today.

Okay, so there are supercars such as Lamborghinis and Ferraris but I would still say that the majestic F-Type leads the way.

It looks beautiful from every angle and certainly lives up to all the hype with purists comparing it to the gorgeous E-Type. But in fairness to Jaguar that was then and this is now.

The F-Type is a guaranteed head-turner and most onlookers will hear the car coming before it arrives - especially if the amplified exhaust setting is activated. It fizzes, crackles, pops and then roars into life when the slightest pressure is applied to the throttle.

The car looks fabulously muscular from every angle thanks to the long bonnet, curved and sculpted rear haunches, distinctive light clusters with intelligent high beam assist, centrally-positioned twin tailpipes, door handles that are flush to car's bodywork, 19-inch alloys, panoramic roof and powered tailgate.

Inside the two-seater it's impossible not to be wowed by the build quality, vast array of technology and sheer beauty that greets you.

Jaguar has incorporated the finest leathers and materials to create a cabin environment that is fit for royalty.

Technology is plentiful and include an eight-inch touchscreen display, heated seats with 14-way electrical adjustment and memory settings, sat nav, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio, intelligent stop/start, dual zone automatic climate control and plenty more besides.

The interior is snug and compact but there is ample room for two six footers to stretch out in style and the boot is actually quite spacious too complete with an underfloor section creating a capacity of 315 litres. There are also a number of handy storage compartments scattered throughout the cabin.

Priced at £60,260 (£70,545 with options) the car boasted a 0-60 sprint time of just 5.3 seconds and top speed of 171mph. According to official figures, it can achieve combined fuel economy of 28.9mpg with carbon emissions of 234g/km.

The F-Type is blisteringly quick as it shifts through the six-speed manual gearbox. The 3.0-litre 380ps Supercharged V6 engine delivers incredible power and acceleration and the car's low slung stance means the road-holding is truly sublime. And that in turn means country lanes with long sweeping bends can be attacked with utter confidence.

In and around town, the F-Type meanders through the crowds like a film star lapping up the applause on the red carpet. And then when unleashed on faster roads, it's all about performance, dynamics and handling.

There is even a Dynamic driving mode which is aptly engaged by pressing a button with a chequered flag motif on it and this make the performance even more thrilling. Add in the Active Sports Exhaust and you have the perfect soundtrack to compliment the experience with a racing car-inspired crescendo at high rpm.

And of course, the car is packed with top spec safety features to keep occupants as safe as possible.

All in all, the F-Type is a fabulous piece of kit that delivers awesome performance that suitably matches the car's fantastic appearance.

FAST FACTS

Jaguar F-Type S Coupe 3.0 V6 Supercharged

Price: £60,260

Mechanical: 380ps, 2,995cc, 6cyl petrol engine driving rear wheels via 6-speed manual gearbox

Max Speed:171mph

0-62mph:5.3 seconds

Combined MPG: 28.8

Insurance Group:50

C02 emissions: 234g/km

Bik rating:37%

Warranty: 3yrs/100,000 miles

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