By 2025, Jaguar plans to be all-electric, which means that the roar of the supercharged 5.0L V8 in the F-Type P575 range will be a thing of the past. However, Jaguar has now introduced a more affordable and less powerful version before this happens. This version will be available in the upcoming F-Type P450 variant in both all-wheel and rear-wheel layouts.
Body style for the 2021 Jaguar F-Type includes coupe and convertible. Right now, there are three trim levels those being P300, P380 and P575. In the second half of 2021, the P450 coupe and convertible variants will be on offer in South African showrooms.
What’s Under the Hood?
The P300 holds a 2.0L4-Cylinder turbocharged engine with 221kW. This base model is rear-wheel drive only. It can get to 100km/h in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 250km/h.
The P380 has a 3.0L supercharged V6 with 280kW and gets to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 275km/h. This model comes in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
The P575 is at the top of the range with a 5.0L supercharged V8 with 423kW and hits 100km/h in 3.7seconds. The top speed is 300km/h and comes only in all-wheel drive.
The P450 will have a 5.0L V8 that is less powerful with 331kW and 580Nm. It can hit 100km/h in 4.6seconds with a top speed of 285km/h. The engine is paired with a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission with completely adaptive dampers.
There are three drive modes, those being Sport, Dynamic and Rain, Ice and Snow. In Dynamic mode, the suspension is toughened, which means that the exhaust note is louder and the throttle response is sped up. With the Rain, Ice and Snow mode power is limited for better control in corresponding weather.
How Does it Look?
With the bold new front grille, signature J blade LED Daytime Running Lights, a muscular clamshell bonnet and monogram pattern taillights, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type looks athletic and elegant from all angles.
On the inside, the interior is inspired by fighter jet ergonomics with comfort in mind.
Inside, you will find online media for music streaming, Connected Navigation Pro4 with real-time traffic and compatible smartphone integration. The touchscreen infotainment works with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Driver Condition Monitor, front and rear parking aid, rear camera and lane keep assist are standard safety features, but you can opt to have park assist and blind-spot assist as an additional extra.
What Does it Cost?
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type entry-level model coupe starts at R1 292 700 with a top price of R2 519 600.The P450 pricing is not yet available.
*Prices correct at the time of writing.