Jaguar’s 2021 F-Type R Coupe

575-hp model may not be the wildcat it once was, but it’s still wildly fun to drive.
I had the privilege of participating by driving his car through the idyllic roads of northern Spain. I remember when Jaguar was back in the game and thinking the F-Type Coupe was the most beautiful Jaguar since Malcom Sayer’s iconic XK-E.

The E-Type for Jaguar, particularly the Series I did from 1961 to 1967, was a landmark design that remains a cornerstone in many classic collections. And while the brand followed with the XJS, XK8 and XK, these were truly luxury GTs that never took on the sporting role that was left empty when the last V-12-engined E-Type rolled off the line in 1974. Ian Callum ‘ However, the design of the F-Type ticked all the boxes, as they say. It performed brilliantly, looked great and still gets my vote as one of the most desirable “affordable” sports cars on the market.
Familiarity with earlier F-Types, especially Aston Martin’s Vantage, Chevrolet’s newest Corvette, or even Ford’s Mustang GT, is when Jaguar presented us with the latest 2021 F-Type R AWD Coupe. si. The answer is a big “no”.
The F-Type has received an at-a-glance makeover with new headlights and taillights for the 2021 model year. Three coupe and convertible models with inline-four, V-6 or V-8 engines are available in North America. The top-performing F-Type features a 5.0-liter, supercharged V-8 that develops 575 hp, accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and has an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. The engine is a proven winner and pulls healthy 516 ft lbs of torque from 3,500 rpm all the way. The eight-speed automatic transmission spreads the ratios by throwing a hat on acceleration, but flies long legs for the highway at lower revs.

A bit of history puts this latest F-Type in context. Made until 2015, the previously only RWD, V-8-powered F-Type R Coupe was a ruthless cat with a rabid, howling exhaust and traditional rear-wheel drive. careless eye. This car was a bucket of fun – certainly not for the finicky – and one of the best pure sports car bargains on the pre-owned market. All subsequent V-8 F-Types were all-wheel drive only, taming the previously wild-cat road behaviors and making it a more adaptable car to a wider range of buyers. For riders who like to go a little sideways, the latest F-Type still offers plenty of controlled drifting excitement, but without the sound or short temper of its predecessor.
Double wishbone front and rear suspension setup with adaptive shock absorbers and adjustable settings, the 20-inch wheel and tire combination when turned to the sport setting offers a harmonious and comfortable ride over long distances despite telegraph highway expansion joints. The electric power-assisted steering responds to quick inputs and provides pleasant feedback, especially on winding roads that present a sporty challenge and the opportunity to enjoy the steering wheel-mounted flaps. With the latter, the otherwise silky-smooth transmission provides assertive gear shifts to deliver impressive acceleration. The stopping power is adequate, but ideally, carbon-ceramic brakes should have been an available option for drivers who plan to push the Jag through the paces.
The F-Type’s all-aluminum unibody chassis architecture holds weight up to 3,843 pounds, and the use of aluminum for the body panels provides precise lines and wrinkles that are impossible to achieve in steel. The retractable rear wing soars at 70mph and its presence is visible through the small but beautifully shaped taillight, one of the car’s signature design elements. Retractable door handles are another elegant and aerodynamic consideration that stays in line with the bodywork when the car is in motion. Until then, the driver and passenger were seated inside in suede fabric performance seats, one of the most comfortable seats in the business world.

These seats take up most of the interior because it’s a comfortable cockpit. A centrally placed 10-inch touchscreen manages the infotainment system, while the larger flat screen in front of the driver houses digital instruments. Nostalgic ones with large Smiths gauges catching the attention of E-Type pilots will be upside down, but then, most contemporary instrumentation is a disappointment compared to the glorious days of real needles swirling behind glass.

The overall fit and look are good, and our interior has been upgraded to optional suede fabric headlining and visors. The 770w Meridian Surround Sound sound system, an $870 upgrade, is a nice touch, though, as with any performance car, the actual music comes from the machine, not the radio waves. Weekend travelers should pack on the light side as there is only room for a few pieces of luggage accessible through the tailgate.

With plenty of power and looking as beautiful as it is exciting to drive, certainly the two-seater F-Type R fills the price point niche very nicely, as most competition positions it well above or below its $103,200 base price. . Our $113,190 metallic Bluefire Blue sample is nearly loaded, but Jaguar offers some pricey paint options in a wide range of colors that make this well-bred cat even more special.


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Finish packing. Get everything in boxes except the few items you can’t do without for a couple of days and the cleaning supplies you’ll need before moving out.

Defrost and clean your fridge. Get all your household appliances ready to move — empty them, clean them and make sure they’re fully dry and safely wrapped for transportation.

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