Under the Spotlight: Jaguar PH Launches The All-New F-Type

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Jaguar has recently launched in the Philippines the Jaguar F-Type at the Jaguar Lifestyle Center in Bonifacio Global City. Known to be the spiritual successor of the Jaguar E-Type, it follows all the virtues the E-Type had. Head-turning beauty and excellent driving dynamics. This also marks Jaguar’s return to making a 2-seater roadster.

The Basics

There are three engine choices for the Jaguar F-Type. A base Supercharged V6, pumping out 335 hp and 450 Nm of torque, a more powerful Supercharged V6 model, dubbed as “V6 S”, producing 375 hp and 460 Nm of torque, and the model that was brought in to the Philippines, the V8 S, the most powerful variant. The Jaguar F-Type V8 S produces a whopping 488 hp and 625 Nm of torque. All the power these mighty engines produce is sent to the rear-wheels, via a ZF 8-Speed Automatic transmission.

The Interior

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Despite having brutal performance, the interior is well thought out. Everything is well-crafted. All the switchgear related to driving the F-Type like the push-button start, the paddle shifters, the switch for the driving dynamics control, are bronze-d. As for the rest of the cabin, it is either finished in aluminium, or in leather. If the weather becomes too stubborn and does not want you to enjoy the pleasure of open top driving, the roof can be automatically raised or lowered in 12 seconds at speeds of up to 48 km/h.

What Else Do You Need To Know?

The V8 S accelerates from 0-100 in 4.2 seconds, but for me, that is not the best part about this car. A reason why this is currently my most favorite sportscar is because of how everything works. From the design, to the performance, and the ergonomics. Don’t even start talking about the sound it makes. That is the best part for me. The V6 S already sounds brutal to begin with, so imagine how the V8 S sounds like. All you have to do to hear the sounds of the Jaguar F-Type is to watch a series of videos down below. The first video is all about the Jaguar F-Type, and the second one is a short movie featuring the Jaguar F-Type, entitled, “Desire”.  There are also a series of technical films explaining each of the Jaguar F-Type’s features and mechanics. All you have to do to see them is visit Jaguar’s Official YouTube Channel.

You may visit the Jaguar Lifestyle Center at Bonifacio Global City to see the Jaguar F-Type.

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