2014 Jaguar F-Type Roadster
Jaguar officially announced the new 2014 Jaguar F-Type Roadster at 2012 Paris Auto Show which takes most of its design elements from the 2012 C-X16 Concept. The CX-16 has made its world premiere at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show and now hit the production phase.
2014 Jaguar F-Type Roadster will be available in V6 and V8 engine line-up. All engine line-up can be paired with an eight-speed “Quickshift” automatic transmission, specifically tuned by Jaguar for the F-type to prioritize acceleration. There is also an optional Active Exhaust system which enhances the exhaust note.
First option is a 3.0-liter supercharged F-Type V6 engine which can produce 340 horsepower and 332 ft-lbs of torque at 3,500-5,500 rpm. This model will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and reaches 161 mph in the top speed. It will also go from 50 to 75 mph in just 3.3 seconds.
The second line-up is F-Type S with 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine, generate 380 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque at 3,500-5,500 rpm. Its sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.8 seconds and reaches 171 mph in the top speed. It will go from 50 to 75 mph in just 3.1 seconds.
The most powerful line-up is F-Type S with a 5.0-liter V8 which can produce maximum 495 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of between 2,500-5,500 rpm. This top version can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.2 seconds and hit an incredible top speed of 186 mph. It will also go from 50 to 75 mph in just 2.5 seconds.
F-Type front fascia features a very cool grille with a “hearline” theme on the shark-like gills. The headlights run vertically rather than horizontally, which leads the eye naturally up and along the fender crease. These headlamps are offered with compact xenon units and J-Blade LED running lights. The taillights also feature LED technology and a very cool active rear spoiler that deploys at specific speeds to reduce aerodynamic lift. The spoiler rises when the F-TYPE reaches 60 mph and then lowers to fit flush when the speed drops below 40 mph.
Customers will distinguish the V6 and V8 models just by looking at the exhaust systems. The V6 models will be offered with twin center outlets, while the V8 models will feature four outboard-mounted exhaust outlets, with twin outlets on each side.
Other distinctive features on the V6 models include: satin black trim elements in the grilles, vents, front splitter and rear valance, as well as a set of standard 18″ alloy wheels. The S models will get gloss-black finishes and standard 19″ and 20″ wheels standard for the S and V8 S, respectively. The V8 S models will also receive front vanes beneath the shark gills and flat side sill extensions to manage airflow.
To enter the car, you’ll have to find the hidden door handles support first. They can be activated by either unlocking the car with the key fob or touching a touch-sensitive area of the handle.
The new Jaguar F-Type Roadster 2014 is offered with standard sports seats, but special performance seats can be ordered with additional side bolstering for greater support during high-force cornering and configured in 2-seat model. F-Type standard features will include the Engine Start button, steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles, and Dynamic Mode toggle.
An optional Performance Pack will offer a very cool small-diameter three-spoke steering wheel in a flat-bottom design. This will allow the driver to any information needed from a TFT LCD screen placed between the two dials, while a display screen within the two dials indicates temperature and mode.
There are also two audio systems from premium British audio experts Meridian to choose from: 10 or 12 speakers with outputs of 380 watts and 770 watts, respectively.
The new 2014 Jaguar F-Type Roadster will available in US market next Summer 2013, while for Coupe version will follow shortly. Price will be announced before its release date. But we have official pricing detail us UK market in the table below.
|Model||Euro (£)||Converted US ($)|
|F-TYPE V8 S||£79,950||$102,986|