Jaguar F-Type Convertible review

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Jaguar F-Type Convertible
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2 Aug 2017 10:21 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 10:05

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Jaguar may have a stable full of sensible saloons and SUVs these days, but the F-Type Convertible proves that it hasn’t forgotten its heritage. Harking back to sports cars such as the achingly beautiful E-Type of the 1960s, it’s a strict two-seater that puts the emphasis on performance and style.

Under its mile-long bonnet, you can have anything from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine right up to an angry sounding 5.0-litre supercharged V8. So, while prices start at the equivalent of a well-specced Porsche 718 Boxster, a top-of-the-range F-Type SVR with a few options is the same money as the Audi R8 Spyder.

Rear-wheel drive is standard on most F-Types, although four-wheel drive is optional on higher-powered V6 models and standard on V8s. As for gearboxes, all but the rear-wheel-drive V6s get an automatic as standard.

Over the next few pages we’ll give our definitive verdict on the different variants and tell you which one we recommend.

 

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There are 5 trims available for the F-Type sports. Click to see details.See all versions
SVR
The top-spec SVR gains an aerodynamic body kit with carbon fibre rear wing, lightweight exhaust, SVR seats and a front parking aid. Only available with the 5.0-litre 575 V8....View trim
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F-TYPE
Every Jaguar F-Type Convertible comes with xenon headlights, single-zone climate control, satellite-navigation, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, part-electric seats and rear parking sensors as standard. Tha...View trim
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R-Dynamic
Order your 300 or 340 F-Type in R-Dynamic and you add a switchable sports exhaust, gloss black design pack, 19in wheels, LED headlights and aluminium trim inside. Opt for the 380 and the wheels are...View trim
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R
The range-topping R gets bigger alloys than the S as well as a host of bespoke styling upgrades, including four exhaust pipes and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. You’ll still want to add a few choi...View trim
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