This is the new Jaguar F-Type.
It has new LED headlights that are much slimmer.
It has new LED tail lights that are more angular.
Inside it has a new 12.3 inch HD TFT instrument cluster.
And well, actually that's about it for the really new stuff.
But that's not necessary.
It's a Saturday about thing it's quite comforting.
In fact, because there wasn't really an awful lot wrong with the old one.
It's a bit like a film franchise where the main characters actually stay at the same, who always gets to say hello, Jason Isaacs.
With his long bonnet muscular haunches.
It really is a very good looking thing.
Particularly with the optional black pipe fitter to this car.
So who can blame Jaguar for taking a leaf out of the portion 911 book of design development ?>> Overall with a range while it's still a four cylinder at the bottom, which I have actually tried.
It was nicely balanced but just felt like it was missing something nice car, but this is the one you want.>> This being the V8 powered P450 which in some markets like the UK has replaced the supercharged V6.
Is the middle of the F type range.
Now you might think well, why not just go for the full fat are a couple of reasons.
Firstly, you save about 27,000 pounds by going for this one, and it's not as though you're lacking in power and torque, you still got 444 brake horsepower and 428 Pounds of torque in this.
That's Well, certainly more torque than a lot of junior supercars.
Then there's the fact that this is the only VH that you can get in rear wheel drive, the only cons and for me, that does take away a bit of the fun.
Sure it puts down all that power and talk, Slightly better, but dynamically in the corners.
This is just it's really fun.
In the first generation of the F type, there was an arcu pe that was rear wheel drive and it was sort of overlooked I feel because the SPR came along and that was all wheel drive.
Drive, but really that are that was rear wheel drive was the one to have.
And this well there's two really one of the improvements that this actually has over that old rear wheel drive are is it's a bit quieter but only when you want it to be, so the old car if you started off early in the morning Well all your neighbors will be going [NOISE]
Cursing you this one so much, it's just a little more demure, but then you still have the exhaust button here or full on Dynamic mode.
If you wanted to make a nice lots of noise [NOISE]
The eight speed auto we've got in here.
Now it's not quite as sharp as DCT or manual but somehow it does suit the character of this engine quite well.
Just a slightly lazy character of the VH.
The interior of this car hasn't changed a great deal with still got the same basic art.
To actually grab handle over there.
We've also got this digital dash in which you can configure, you can actually have the whole thing as a map, just with a little Speedo down the bottom which is quite good, disorienting, good.
I think it's good.
I like it.
It does look very fine.
What Apple CarPlay in here as well now, all I says well, all the materials actually feel really nice.
This leather on the steering wheel is Super soft.
And these seats nicely slim hold you well not overly fussy.
They're really good.
One little diesel I've noticed and here's this one here, established 1935 Jaguar Coventry.
And that's sort of interesting for two reasons.
Firstly, in recent times, Jaguar has been almost reluctant to lean on its heritage.
It's felt like it has wanted to escape the overshadowing legend of cars, like the type, and point people entirely towards its future.
No, no, don't look back only forwards.
This little addition however, Seems to say that the past and progress can live side by side.
The other reason that's interesting is because of the date 1935.
Now, that is the time that William Lyons took on sort of complete control of the company, but at that point, it wasn't actually called Jaguar.
It was SS cars.
It is the point where Jaguar came in so as the SS jankier 100.
But that was a model they run the company name.
It didn't actually become Jaguar Cars till 1945.
Five because, well, at that point, SS didn't have terribly good connotations, Danville Nazis, little, a lot.
Anyway back to the F type.
This particular P 450 has the odd dynamic pack, which actually seems to be the cheapest version you can buy.
Crucially though, it comes as standard with an EDM, adaptive dampers and configurable dynamics.
This essentially is pretty good.
The damping is fine until you get some really big bumps dude.
Just send it off as though it hasn't gotten quite enough travel.
But the nice thing is you can actually adapt the dynamic mode in here.
So you can soften off the suspension and the steering if you want.
You can really make it your own.
I always sort of get the feeling slightly that, in this you do rather tend to sit on the car rather than in it.
The steering is not a lot of fail but it's nice the accurate certainly the front end is very precise which is always.
This is just what you want.
You don't have the sense of a massive gray area at the front.
He seems really nice.
It just seems to give you a lot more precision through the corners and it doesn't cut into quickly with traction control either.
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I love this car, I think it's brilliant.
It's just it's such a nice balance now.
It was balanced a little too raucous in its previous iteration, but just actually dialling back the power and torque has worked brilliantly.
It is fun But in a more rounded less unruly way than the old are dynamically they're similarly priced BMW MTCs and the Porsche Cayman GT for Ireland, at least still better more tactile cars.
But neither has a stonking great V8 and both are rather hard to get hold of.
I suspect the classically stylish looks of the Jaguar will also turn more heads and win more hearts.
So, while this type might not feel especially new, I'd suggest it is now more appealing than ever.