F-TYPE 2013-2020 5.0 V8 S Review
The British luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover has introduced the most awaited Jaguar F Type sports car in India. This fully owned subsidiary of the Indian automobile giant Tata Motors had already unveiled the Jaguar F Type sports car in Paris Auto Expo held in the year 2012, where it stole the hearts of many. This is perhaps the most powerful sports car in the fleet of Jaguar cars and it is blessed with a powerful supercharged petrol engine and coupled with a lightning fast gearbox that derives superior power. This F Type sports car has been launched in two variants out of which Jaguar F Type 5.0 V8 S is the most expensive model in its lineup. This version of F Type comes at a price of Rs. 1.61 crore (ex showroom price Mumbai). The British luxury car manufacturer JLR has made a significant move by introducing its top end sports car, which will certainly enhance the appeal of its brand in India. The high end convertible sports car is packed with powerful set of features that represents the company's technical excellence. This sports car is designed on the platform of sophisticated technology that delivers greater driving dynamics. This new Jaguar F Type V8 S is blessed with a technically supercharged 5.0-litre petrol engine, which is believed to be the most powerful engine of its class.
The company has presented the all new Jaguar F Type 5.0 V8 S with the most beautiful and sophisticated body design that is constructed on die-cast lightweight aluminum. This will make its body strong, rigid and lightweight, which will further contribute for the enhancement of its performance. Its sporty and aerodynamic frontage will not just makes it look very attractive, but will also enhance its stability. To begin with the front fascia, this F Type sports car has designed with a very attractive headlight cluster, which hosts LED daytime lamps and indicators. Furthermore, it gets a large radiator grille with a horizontal black slat and chrome stripped outline. While the Jaguar Logo has been placed in the middle of the grille, which is accompanied by the S badging. Its headlights have been fitted to its glossy finished body, while the bonnet is equipped with two louvres for better air intake. Its bumper has been offered in body color, which accommodates the radiator grille, a small air and a chin guard at the bottom. There are four air ducts that will intake more air inside to cool this powerful engine quickly. When it comes to the side profile, it is extremely sleek whose design is inspired from previous E type sports car. This high end Jaguar F Type 5.0 V8 S is offered with 20 inch turbine silver alloy wheels fitted to its wheel arches that gives a dazzling new look with with a lot of sporty elements. The rear end of this sports car is offered with extremely slim tail lamps fitted on to its curvy body, which is complimented by the quad exhaust pipes at the bottom of fitted on to the bumper claddings.
When it comes to the interior cabin section of this high end sports car it is plush, elegant and sporty that gives you an experience like no other. The company has designed the interior of this sports car in such a way that takes care of the comforts of occupants inside. One should step inside this F Type sports car to experience the lavish luxury like never before. On the other side, Jaguar Land Rover is presenting its high end sports car with an option to customize its interior according to the taste and personality. This will enable the customer to choose the interior color scheme of their choice. Also customers choose in between two types of seats such as sports and performance seats for enhanced comforts. The seats are offered in premium leather upholstery, while the flat bottomed steering wheel is wrapped in leather. There are some list of some exciting features have been added to this vehicle that include automatic air conditioner with gloss black air vent surrounds, door switch pack surrounds, stylish instrument cluster finished in gloss black trim, aluminum console and flat bottomed steering with gloss black trim finish.
Engine and Performance:
This Jaguar F Type 5.0 V8 S is the high end sports car from Jaguar Land Rover and it is fitted with a powerful 5.0-litre supercharged petrol engine that represents advanced engineering and technical excellence of the company. Its 5.0-litre, V8, supercharged petrol engine has the ability to displace a massive 5000cc. This supercharged petrol mill has the ability to churn out a maximum 488bhp at 6500rpm and produces 460Nm of peak torque output of at 3500 to 5000rpm. This mammoth power is transmitted to the rear wheels through an advanced Quickshift 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox which ensures smooth shifting of gears and brings out superior performance. When it comes to the acceleration and pickup, this sports car has can reach from 100 Kmph speed from standstill in just about about 4.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 300 Kmph, which is mind blowing. Interestingly, this sports car has the ability to return 12.0 Kmpl of maximum mileage, which is something unbelievable for a car of such high engine standards.
Braking and Handling:
These are one of the most important aspects of any sports car and the company has given it some very advanced aspects. This sports car comes fitted with ventilated disc brakes to both front and rear wheels with black calipers as standard . Its front ventilated disc comes with a size of 380mm and the rear ventilated disc comes with a size of 325mm that performs extremely well in all conditions. It also has advanced braking mechanisms such as EBA and EBD, which will further enhance the braking aspects.
This high end sports car has been offered with highly advanced safety aspects that provides unmatched safety like no other vehicle of its class. The list includes seat mounted airbags with head protection, driver and passenger front airbags , seat belt pre-tentioners, roll over protection bars, and an advanced pedestrian contact sensing system.
This all new Jaguar F Type 5.0 V8 S comes with some of the most sophisticated comfort aspects that include automatic air conditioner, paddle shift, power steering with tilt and telescopic function, vanity mirror with sun visor, rear parking sensor with camera , driver seat height adjustable, active headrest, lumbar support and various others.
Pros: Fascinating body design, incredible set of features.
Cons: Hard to drive on smaller roads, price is too expensive.
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F-TYPE 2013-2020 5.0 V8 S Colours
Jaguar F-TYPE 2013-2020 is available in 20 different colours - Corris Grey, Rhodium Silver Coupe Variant, Ultimat Black Coupe Variant, Polaris White Coupe Variant, Yulong White, Loire Blue, British Racing Green, Caldera Red, Salsa Red swatch Coupe Variant, Santorini Black, Fuji White, Polaris White, Black amethyst Coupe Variant, Firesand, Narvik Black, Ultra Blue, Firesand swatch Coupe Variant, Rhodium Silver, Britsh Racing Green Coupe Variant and Indus Silver.