Jaguar has a new cat that’s ready to come out and play. The redesigned 2021 F-TYPE sports car debuted to much fanfare as Jaguar pulled the camouflage off the sleek new coupe. In addition to a sleek new design, the latest model includes a new 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster, Smartphone Pack with Apple CarPlay® as standard, and Meridian audio enrich the driving experience.
New super-slim pixel LED headlights frame a new front bumper with its subtly enlarged grille which delivers an even greater visual impact from the front. A new clamshell hood exaggerates the car’s visual width and accentuates its assertive stance. The rear haunches enhance the F-TYPE’s inherently dramatic, purposeful form, while the new slender rear lights combine an unmistakable LED chicane signature, first introduced by Jaguar’s I-PACE all-electric Performance SUV, with subtle monogram pattern detailing and a fine ‘pinstripe’ beneath.
Inside, the new F-TYPE is a showcase for Jaguar’s superb craftsmanship and attention to detail including monogram stitch patterns in the seats and door trims, Jaguar Leaper motifs in the headrests, and subtle ‘Jaguar Est.1935’ markings on the center console finisher, glovebox release button, and seatbelt guides.
Under the hood, the top dog, the F-TYPE R, gets a revised supercharged V8 engine that now makes 575 horsepower, up 25 ponies from the previous generation. This model will run from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds on its way to a 186 mph top speed. But, if that’s too much power for you, opt for the F-TYPE 450 PS, which does the sprint in a more relaxed 4.4 seconds and tops out at 177 mph. Jaguar has not yet released pricing for the US market, but look for the new F-TYPE to arrive by the start of the summer.