We’ve finally got the new 2017 Jaguar F-Type, but it is not Amelia who got to review it. Simone was lucky enough to review the new F-Type and she loved it. Granted it was a V6 F-Type, but the driving joy is not lacking.

2017 Jaguar F-Type Engine Specifications:

F-Type V6 Specifications

Engine Size: 3 Litre V6 Supercharged
Max. Power: 280kW
Max. Torque: 460Nm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Consumption: 8.9 L/100km
Transmission: 8 Speed Auto

F-Type V6 Specifications

Engine Size: 5 Litre V8 Supercharged
Max. Power: 404kW
Max. Torque: 516Nm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Consumption: 11.3 L/100km
Transmission: 8 Speed Auto

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The Drivers Rating

Steering loading / effort & on-centre feel

Steering tuning ensures lighter loads at parking speeds, but increases feedback at freeway speeds.
Score: 9/10

Grip on country road corners

AWD traction and superb vehicle balance
Score: 9/10

Responsiveness to steering inputs at highway speeds

Repsonsive tyres match chassis tuning
SCORE: 9/10

Ride comfort (Suburban driving)

Low profile tyres & their sidewall stiffness tuned for handling, not comfort.
Score: 5/10

Suspension float (on country roads)

When pushed at speed and in corners, the rear end of the vehicle floats up significantly (lack of rebound control) giving a feeling of instability.
Score: 7/10

Directional stability (on uneven surfaces at highway speeds)

Vehicle does not seem to maintain the desired direction which may also be due to the point above.
SCORE: 7.5/10

The F-Type comes standard with an automatic gearbox, since it is an AWD car. It is not lightning fast off the mark, but it provides great driving thrills on twisty roads with its perfectly balanced chassis, responsive and direct steering and just enough power make even professional drivers happy. A true joy to drive

Key features of the F-Type Simone reviewed:

  • 19″ wheels
  • AWD
  • 8-speed ZF gearbox
  • Adaptive suspension
  • 3 modes – Rain, Ice and Snow
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Torque vectoring
  • Active exhaust
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • SD card
  • 8″ infotainment touchscreen
  • 5″ screen in the instrument cluster
  • Dynamic stability control
  • Rain sensors
  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • Valet mode
  • EBD and ABS
  • Reversing camera

The price tag for this particular 2017 Jaguar F-Type is at just under $230k. It is not a cheap car. However, there are so many optional features that removing them can drop the price significantly, just like adding them can drain your bank account.

However, having in mind all the driving fun, elegance, quality and stares you will get, the F-Type is by no means overpriced.

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