Jaguar launched the F-type as a new sports car living up to the marque's heritage for the 2014 model year. This 2016 model benefits from a new manual transmission option.
The F-type can be had as a roadster or the coupe model seen here, each version offering a similar set of drivetrain options.
The F-type S Coupe comes with a supercharged 3-liter V-6 engine using direct fuel injection into the cylinders, making 380 horsepower.
With an aluminum body, the F-type S Coupe can boast light weight as one of its sports car attributes.
These 20-inch alloy wheels come as an option.
The F-type S Coupe shows a classic gran turismo body line, with a long nose and cab pushed back toward the rear wheels.
A standard adaptive suspension improves handling and everyday comfort.
Wide and low, the F-type S Coupe grips extremely well in the turns.
Space under the hatch is limited to couple of golf bags or suitcases.
The exhaust delivers a tremendously inspiring note.
You can pay less for this level of performance, but would miss out on the comfortable and refined coachwork.
The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes standard in the F-type S Coupe.
Seat controls mounted on the door make for much easier adjustment than reaching down to the side of the seat.
The electric power steering system feels direct and light, making for quick turn-in.
Jaguar keeps the instrument cluster simple, although it takes on a red hue when in Dynamic mode.
This new six-speed manual shifts with a mechanical feeling, perfect for the Jaguar legacy.
The brake and accelerator pedals are well-positioned for heel-toe driving.
This high-resolution rear-view camera is a necessity when reversing.
The infotainment system uses this four-button home screen for navigation, stereo, phone and climate.
The maps show a clean look and display in both perspective and plan views.
Destination input options are relatively basic, but serve for most needs.
Jaguar includes its InControl app integration, which relies on the driver's smartphone.
The InControl App running on the smartphone powers these apps on the car's touchscreen, although in practice this system often failed to work.
InControl includes its own music library integration with the connected smartphone.
Plugging an iOS device into the car's second USB port allows music playback and library control.
The stereo supports Bluetooth streaming.
Satellite and HD radio are also included.
The 12-speaker Meridian audio system produces excellent sound quality.
Voice command was lacking with the hands-free phone system.