Jaguar F-Type Coupe 5.0 P450 Supercharged V8 Reims Edition 2dr Auto Review

Category: Coupé

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
2 doors
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RRP£71,510
Review

There’s no doubt the F-Type holds plenty of appeal. Performance ranges from quick to downright rapid, while the V8 versions sound glorious. It’s reasonably comfortable for long distances, although you’ll have to pack light; there’s not a lot of stowage space and the boot isn’t particularly big. Rivals such as the Alpine A110, the Porsche Cayman and Porsche 911 are more enjoyable to drive, though, so we’d take a look at one of those instead.

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Jaguar is building 150 of this special edition with the choice of either the P300 or P450 engine. It bundles in a load of useful options such as dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, steering wheel and windscreen, a panoramic roof, black 20in alloy wheels and black detailing inside and out. Oh, and you can have it only in eye-catching French racing blue.

Our favourite F-Type engine is the P450, a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 with 444bhp. It’s noticeably quicker and more muscular than the 2.0-litre, providing enough acceleration to pin you back in your seat, with a snarling exhaust note that turns into a guttural roar as you chase the red line. It’s available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and is markedly more expensive than the P300, but it feels significantly more special.


Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH4.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

26.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

239

g/km

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