The F-TYPE’s strong, stiff structure provides an inherently stable platform for precise, agile handling and allows the finely tuned suspension system to deliver connectivity and driver feedback. Its robust AC600 alloy aluminium body combined with a high-performance engine range, produces exceptional power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios that deliver the real world measures of performance in a sports car.
The use of advanced materials and innovative techniques has allowed Jaguar’s engineers to reproduce F-TYPE’s beautiful crisp and crafted lines exactly as the designers had intended, as well as delivering a vehicle with extraordinary structural integrity.
BALANCE AND PROPORTIONS
The F-TYPE’s configuration gives the car natural balance and is the result of meticulous attention to detail. An uncompromising focus on weight distribution achieves the optimum balance between front and rear wheels, with items such as the battery, electronic systems and even the washer bottle located at the rear of the car.
A shorter car is more agile; a wider car is more stable. The relationship between F-TYPE’s length of 4,470mm and width of 1,923mm was precisely engineered to deliver inherent agility and means that the car has outstanding driving dynamics. Its low centre of gravity reduces body roll in corners, while short front and rear overhangs mean that the mass is concentrated within the wheelbase. These essential factors combine to ensure that F-TYPE is naturally agile.
F-TYPE’s elegant fabric is lightweight and refined. The outer canopy is acoustically enhanced with composite fabric and flush-fitting heated rear window glass.
The roof can be raised or lowered in just 12 seconds and operated fully automatically at speeds of up to 50km/h. It stows away neatly keeping the rear of the car low and sleek.