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.

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The F-type can be had as a roadster or the coupe model seen here, each version offering a similar set of drivetrain options.

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The F-type S Coupe comes with a supercharged 3-liter V-6 engine using direct fuel injection into the cylinders, making 380 horsepower.

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With an aluminum body, the F-type S Coupe can boast light weight as one of its sports car attributes.

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These 20-inch alloy wheels come as an option.

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The F-type S Coupe shows a classic gran turismo body line, with a long nose and cab pushed back toward the rear wheels.

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A standard adaptive suspension improves handling and everyday comfort.

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Wide and low, the F-type S Coupe grips extremely well in the turns.

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Space under the hatch is limited to couple of golf bags or suitcases.

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The exhaust delivers a tremendously inspiring note.

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You can pay less for this level of performance, but would miss out on the comfortable and refined coachwork.

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The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes standard in the F-type S Coupe.

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Seat controls mounted on the door make for much easier adjustment than reaching down to the side of the seat.

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The electric power steering system feels direct and light, making for quick turn-in.

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Jaguar keeps the instrument cluster simple, although it takes on a red hue when in Dynamic mode.

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This new six-speed manual shifts with a mechanical feeling, perfect for the Jaguar legacy.

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The brake and accelerator pedals are well-positioned for heel-toe driving.

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This high-resolution rear-view camera is a necessity when reversing.

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The infotainment system uses this four-button home screen for navigation, stereo, phone and climate.

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The maps show a clean look and display in both perspective and plan views.

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Destination input options are relatively basic, but serve for most needs.

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Jaguar includes its InControl app integration, which relies on the driver's smartphone.

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The InControl App running on the smartphone powers these apps on the car's touchscreen, although in practice this system often failed to work.

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InControl includes its own music library integration with the connected smartphone.

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Plugging an iOS device into the car's second USB port allows music playback and library control.

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The stereo supports Bluetooth streaming.

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Satellite and HD radio are also included.

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The 12-speaker Meridian audio system produces excellent sound quality.

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Voice command was lacking with the hands-free phone system.

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