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F-TYPE DRIVING DYNAMICS

F-TYPE is brought to life through the power of its engines combined with Jaguar’s advanced dynamic performance technologies. Together they produce a uniquely connected driving experience.

BREATHTAKING POWER

At the beating heart of every F-TYPE is a powerful supercharged engine: 3.0 V6 340PS, 3.0 V6 380PS, 5.0 V8 495PS or 5.0 V8 550PS. All feature a Roots-type twin vortex supercharger mounted in the 'V' of the engine to preserve its compact dimensions. Jaguar is a leader in the field of supercharged induction technology. Supercharging provides a linear delivery of performance, and instant access to high levels of torque at all engine speeds, minimising the gap between the driver’s demand for power and the engine’s response.

Supercharger cutaway image

THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE SPORTS CAR

F-TYPE's Sports Exhaust delivers a crisp note from start up, with the promise building to a race-car inspired crescendo at high rpm and during overrun. An active Sports Exhaust is standard on F-TYPE S and optional on F-TYPE. The system features active bypass valves which open during performance driving to allow exhaust gases to exit more directly for a deep, dramatic sound. 

Available is a Switchable Active Exhaust that allows manual control of the system, for even greater driver involvement. This is optional on F-TYPE and F-TYPE S models and standard on F-TYPE R.

Close up of quad exhaust pipes.

8-SPEED TRANSMISSION

F-TYPE’s ‘Quickshift’ automatic transmission is fast and smooth with eight closely-spaced gear ratios keeping the engine within its most effective rev range for longer. The gearbox’s control system is intelligent and adaptive. It monitors the driving situation, combined with the demands the driver is making, and responds to provide a truly dynamic experience. Intelligent and adaptive software automatically modifies the gearshift strategy, ensuring the right gear is selected for every situation.

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ACTIVE AERODYNAMICS

Aerodynamic performance is seamlessly integrated into F-TYPE’s body. A front splitter manages airflow along the vehicle’s underside with the sharply defined tail helping air to separate cleanly at lower speeds. A deployable rear spoiler rises at higher speeds to reduce lift by up to 120kg. 

FRONT SPLITTER

DEPLOYABLE REAR SPOILER

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

F-TYPE’s aluminium body creates an immensely stable platform from which the all-round forged aluminium double wishbone suspension can control the car. With the damping set-up optimised for the best partnership between dynamics and refinement, it gives the perfect combination of control, agility and feedback. On F-TYPE S, F-TYPE V8 S and F-TYPE R models, Adaptive Damping assesses body motion and pitch rates 100 times per second, and adjusts the settings for each damper accordingly. The system improves control, handling and agility as well as the ability to rapidly detect and react to critical driving conditions and driver demands. It achieves this with a series of sensors that are placed around the car to monitor the body’s vertical movement, pitch and roll rates. The steering wheel position is measured 500 times a second enabling the system to predict the body’s roll rate. The stiffness of each individual damper is then adjusted to help maintain body control, stability and agility.

DIFFERENTIALS & BRAKING

TORQUE VECTORING

F-TYPE R offers unparalleled levels of handling, grip and controllability. It has all the inherent duality of everyday usability with the character of an out-and-out sports car, putting the emphasis on greater agility and excitement and a crisper, edgier temperament.

F-TYPE R invites enthusiastic driving. Its supplemental Torque Vectoring technology provides controlled braking on the inside rear wheel, at the same time as feeding more power to the outside rear wheel, to help increase steering performance and inspire even greater driver confidence. The system works in conjunction with the F-TYPE R’s Electronic Active Differential to improve the cornering capabilities and driver control.

PERFORMANCE BRAKING SYSTEMS

A range of braking systems are available, each one engineered to deliver confident, progressive feel and sustained, consistent high performance. The front calipers make extensive use of aluminum to reduce the ‘unsprung mass’ of the car, benefiting both handling and ride refinement. Each system features large, ventilated brake discs – up to 380mm in diameter on the High Performance and Super Performance systems. This large ‘swept area’ improves braking force as well as providing greater capacity for the discs to absorb and dissipate the heat energy generated during braking.

Jaguar Performance Braking System
(F-TYPE)
Jaguar High Performance Braking System
(F-TYPE S)
Jaguar Super Performance Braking System
(F-TYPE V8 S and F-TYPE R)

CARBON CERAMIC BRAKES

Derived from motorsport technology, the optional Carbon Ceramic Braking system is available on F-TYPE S, F-TYPE V8 S and F-TYPE R. It is the most powerfully performing braking system ever fitted to a Jaguar road car. Instantly recognisable with striking yellow calipers and offering up to a 21kg weight saving, it further reduces unsprung mass with corresponding benefits to both ride and handling. The system features monobloc calipers with 6 pistons at the front and 4 pistons at the rear.

Providing greater resistance to fade and wear, as well as delivering high levels of sustained performance in even the most demanding conditions, the Carbon Ceramic Braking system was track tested over hundreds of hours at long and short course race circuits across Europe. These included the Nürburgring, Rockingham in the UK and Fiorano in northern Italy, which are all recognised as taking an extraordinary toll on brake components: temperatures on the Carbon Ceramic discs reached between 600 and 900 degrees centigrade during fast lap driving. Carbon Ceramic Braking system is available only with 20 inch Storm wheels.

ADAPTIVE DYNAMICS

Adaptive Dynamics instinctively modifies the car’s response to conditions and your driving style. It analyses acceleration and braking, cornering, throttle and brake pedal activity, as well as road load and kick down activation. Sophisticated adaptive software then selects an appropriate gearshift strategy.

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1. Upshifts inhibited by fast throttle off.

2. Spontaneous Vehicle Deceleration rapidly selects lower gears under heavy braking. Front dampers stiffen to help keep body level.

3. Corner recognition holds the gear through the bend to maintain stability. Outboard dampers stiffen to reduce body roll.

4. Gearshift strategy adapts to deliver rapid acceleration. Rear dampers stiffen to help keep car level through heavy acceleration.

Winding road, with light streaks emphasising F-TYPE adaptive dynamics
Close-up of F-TYPE Dynamic Mode switch in Ignis

DYNAMIC MODE

Dynamic Mode remaps the car's software to sharpen the throttle response, increase steering weighting, stiffen suspension and perform gear shifts more quickly at higher engine speeds. With the configurable lighting feature the sportier performance is visually emphasised as the instrument cluster, door handles and central grab handle lighting changes to Red.