The interior layout, fit and finish
Jaguar offers the F-Type Convertible with sports seats as standard, but we’d be tempted to spec the Performance option, which wraps them in quilted leather and adds additional bolstering to make them more supportive and also more comfortable. The range-topping R has these seats as standard.
The sports seats come with part-electric adjustment (full electric adjustment is standard on the R and an optional extra on other models) and a steering wheel that moves up and down and in and out electronically.
The dashboard’s design is uncluttered; most of the heating and ventilation functions are controlled via three simple rotary dials, with central air vents that rise out of the top of the dashboard only when required. Material quality is decent for the most part, with cheaper plastic mostly found lower down the dashboard and in out-of-the-way locations. However, while the overall level of quality is acceptable on the cheaper models, it’s distinctly out of place on the range-topping R, which is roughly twice as expensive.