Jaguar’s 2014 F-TYPE Revives the British Sports Car Tradition
During the British Invasion in the 1960′s, music charts were dominated by The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones, James Bond was the epitome of charisma, and the Jaguar E-Type was launched. Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made,” and this superb work of art and engineering was produced for more than a decade. After a long hiatus, Jaguar has introduced its successor, the all-new 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE, into the U.S. market to the roaring soundtrack of a supercharged engine. Welcome back!
It is now “Your Turn,” Jaguar says to America; an invitation to experience the new generation of the quintessential British sports car. The F-TYPE is available in three impressive trims. The 3.0-liter V6 Supercharged engines yield 340 horsepower in the base model and 380 in the F-TYPE S. Leading the pack is a 5.0-liter V8 Supercharged that generates a phenomenal 495 horsepower. But brute power alone is not what distinguishes a Jaguar sports car from the competition. The F-TYPE exterior design is clean and pulls from its predecessor’s timeless look while appearing refreshingly modern with its large four-sided front grille, bold lines and distinctive J-Blade LED headlights.
Precise handling is made possible by a host of technological features and aerodynamic design elements. Aluminum body panels and suspension help the F-TYPE shed weight and squeeze more speed out of the engine, while a hidden rear spoiler, high performance brakes and a limited slip differential allow drivers to keep the powerful engines firmly bridled. The plush interior also conveys a feeling of calmness and control. A low seating position makes drivers feel connected to the road, and an 8-inch touch screen serves as the command center for audio, navigation and connectivity.
Winter Mode is an added standard bonus that will satisfy the needs of New England drivers, adjusting gear changes and throttle response in slippery conditions for improved traction. Now you can test-drive the 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE, already available at our Maine Jaguar dealership. Take your turn!