RE: 2020 Jaguar F-Type revealed!

RE: 2020 Jaguar F-Type revealed!

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Chestrockwell

2,079 posts

105 months

No mention of the 450 bhp engine, is it a detuned version of the 5.0C?

There is also mention of a 97k 3.7 0-60 model with no mention of the power output.

The article has confused me, there’s 2 mentions of 0-60 times, 4.6 (AWD & RWD) and a 3.7 0-60 model yet there’s only 2 power output mentions, 300 bhp and 450 bhp. Is the 450 bhp the R model?

Also, I can’t believe the previous SVR cost that much! Surely you’d rather buy a R8 with that which is (ahem) an all out super car?!

mstrbkr

7,134 posts

146 months

rb26 said:
Still no manual? I can't be the only one that wants a modern version of the AC Cobra..

There was a manual F-Type for ages. I don't think it came at launch, but it has been available on the V6 for a good few years. Which has now gone, and so the manual gearbox has gone with it.

It's a shame because the 340PS V6 with manual was sitting around the 60k mark if I remember correctly. Now it's a huge leap from the £54k 4-pot to £70k for the V8.

Plate spinner

13,668 posts

148 months

cerb4.5lee said:
It looks more saloon car than sports car at the front end to my eyes now. The pictures I've seen looking at it from the front it looks a fair bit like the XE to me.
Agreed. It’s nice, but very... generic.

samoht

1,046 posts

94 months

Tuesday
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Considering that the V6 was the V8 with the front two cylinders blanked off, it may in fact be cheaper for Jaguar to just make them all V8s.

Marcodude

22 posts

74 months

Tuesday
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23K less than an entry level R8.

That's what they need to be doing to shift cars.

I'd prefer the R8, but at 23k more I'd certainly be tempted into the Jaguar.

Well played. If only Aston could use some of these tactics before they end of in serious difficulty.


Flumpo

1,098 posts

21 months

Tuesday
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Massive improvement over the old gippy face model. For me the front in the old one never worked. This one is much better.




Oilchange

5,804 posts

208 months

Tuesday
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williamp said:
Surely this is where they should be heading, styling wise..

[Img]https://www.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/styles/gallery_slide/public/images/car-reviews/first-drives/legacy/image_from_ios_18_1.jpg[/thumb]

Honestly, you lot sometime...
I do hope I'm right in detecting sarcasm in your tone as that thing if flippin' hideous!

61GT

527 posts

128 months

Tuesday
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williamp said:
Surely this is where they should be heading, styling wise..

[Img]https://www.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/styles/gallery_slide/public/images/car-reviews/first-drives/legacy/image_from_ios_18_1.jpg[/thumb]

Honestly, you lot sometime...
Photoshop surely?


herebebeasties

441 posts

167 months

Tuesday
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Flumpo said:
Massive improvement over the old gippy face model. For me the front in the old one never worked. This one is much better.



It looks more modern, but for me the new much narrower gap between the front lights and the wheel arches rather ruins the balance of it. I preferred the older car's sense of larger (sort-of flared) arches. I also prefer the bonnet vents up nearer the windscreen. Makes the nose look longer and more elegant, accentuates the cab-back classic GT look. Aren't opinions great?

Edited by herebebeasties on Tuesday 3rd December 07:31

redroadster

1,026 posts

180 months

Tuesday
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Great news should push values of older car down even more 20 k coupe hell of a buy

robemcdonald

4,392 posts

144 months

Tuesday
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Congratulations jaguar. You have ruined a great looking design.

The added side benefit being that drivers of your premium coupe will be mistaken for XE drivers after dark.

herebebeasties

441 posts

167 months

Tuesday
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https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2020-j...

Has completely different information than a lot of this article. PH claim the i6 is coming later, whereas Autocar have a direct quote from Alan Volkaerts asking him "Why didn’t you use the new Ingenium straight six?":

“It’s a simple question of packaging. With demand for the four-cylinder so strong, we simply couldn’t justify the significant investment needed.”

bennno

5,876 posts

217 months

Tuesday
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cmoose said:
May I be the first in typically desiccated and cynical PH style to complain this car pretty much sums it up. Crap corporate styling overhaul that actually looks worse than the original. Dropped the only really good engine. Kept the nonsense 'low emissions' stheap four pot and the dhead spec V8.

Typical!
What a monumentally stupid post. Jaguar has reintroduced a rwd version of the f type with 450 bhp for a relative bargain £69k less discount..... what’s not to like?

The v6 had a v8 block in it anyway, so a sensible move by Jaguar.

ZX10R NIN

15,668 posts

73 months

Tuesday
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I think it lppks good dropping the V6 makes sense considering it was a V8 with two cylinders blanked off.

novus

110 posts

108 months

Tuesday
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robemcdonald said:
Congratulations jaguar. You have ruined a great looking design.

The added side benefit being that drivers of your premium coupe will be mistaken for XE drivers after dark.
Only by partially sighted people

dunnoreally

319 posts

56 months

Tuesday
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I really like the new styling, personally.

If you want more than 4 cylinders and a manual for non-supercar money it's now basically a Mustang, a 370Z or a 911, right? I can't imagine the i6 allows for one either. Shame, that.

Edit: grammar. Also, I guess there's the Exige and the Evora biggrin

Edited by dunnoreally on Tuesday 3rd December 07:57

robemcdonald

4,392 posts

144 months

Tuesday
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novus said:
robemcdonald said:
Congratulations jaguar. You have ruined a great looking design.

The added side benefit being that drivers of your premium coupe will be mistaken for XE drivers after dark.
Only by partially sighted people
If you are able to determine more than the headlights of a vehicle in your rear view mirror at night then good for you. I Would suggest you had rather better than average eyesight.

Edited by robemcdonald on Tuesday 3rd December 08:56

Arsecati

385 posts

65 months

Tuesday
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I think the new front looks fantastic - still one of best looking (if not THE best looking) car in its class in my opinion. I'd take one over a 911 any day.

can't remember

810 posts

76 months

Tuesday
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I never liked the looks of the old car, I think the front was purposefully ugly and didn't match the well styled back. This however is a massively more cohesive car and actually quite pretty. Dull but pretty.

Wildcat45

7,159 posts

137 months

Tuesday
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A logical Facelift. Shame he interior remains so uninspiring.