is the F type a supercar?

is the F type a supercar?

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RichB

42,187 posts

229 months

Saturday 2nd May 2015
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johnxjsc1985 said:
...we shouldn't really be comparing a mass production vehicle with a bespoke one.
But that's the comparison the OP was interested in when asking if a Jag was a supercar (whatever that means).

Mike Brown

585 posts

132 months

Saturday 2nd May 2015
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NO absolute Not

Mike Brown

585 posts

132 months

Saturday 2nd May 2015
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NO absolute Not

johnxjsc1985

15,935 posts

109 months

Saturday 2nd May 2015
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RichB said:
ut that's the comparison the OP was interested in when asking if a Jag was a supercar (whatever that means).
my post was in reference to someone who was comparing Lambo's.

stephen300o

15,463 posts

173 months

Sunday 3rd May 2015
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Jaguar make understated GTs, and I'm sure they have little interest in making a supercar, it is not their bag.

Jonty355

4,423 posts

158 months

Sunday 3rd May 2015
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johnxjsc1985 said:
Ferruccio said:
No.
The XJ220 is.
the original XJ220 could have been even better had they stuck to the original idea.
Wrong wrong wrong!!! The XJ220 was better for how it turned out and doesn't deserve the stigma its always had.

Small capacity twin turbo engine, is that not where we're going these days? The XJ220 was way ahead of it time and was/is a brilliant supercar, or when considering looks and performance, one would have to argue that it was one of the first true hypercars. It was the Bugatti Veyron of its day. Mental performance but great for a long cruise or even town driving (once you get used to the size)

Eleander

144 posts

122 months

Sunday 3rd May 2015
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I can't think of any case to make for the F type being considered a supercar.

If it helps the original poster in his decision making I didn't really consider my 430 to be a supercar either so I don't think any of the cars under consideration are supercars.

JW82

123 posts

53 months

Sunday 3rd May 2015
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I'd say the F-type is a sports car with the added bonus of a decent soundtrack

johnxjsc1985

15,935 posts

109 months

Sunday 3rd May 2015
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Jonty355 said:
Wrong wrong wrong!!! The XJ220 was better for how it turned out and doesn't deserve the stigma its always had.

Small capacity twin turbo engine, is that not where we're going these days? The XJ220 was way ahead of it time and was/is a brilliant supercar, or when considering looks and performance, one would have to argue that it was one of the first true hypercars. It was the Bugatti Veyron of its day. Mental performance but great for a long cruise or even town driving (once you get used to the size)
wrong wrong wrong ???? and it would have been even more awesome if they had continued with the V12.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJR-15

fezza575

37 posts

55 months

Sunday 3rd May 2015
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No it's not.

madmax1982

16 posts

58 months

Sunday 3rd May 2015
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A part of the answer is in the video. Just have to listen to V8 to understand.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfIuJemIK4w

Russell996

494 posts

74 months

Sunday 3rd May 2015
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madmax1982 said:
A part of the answer is in the video. Just have to listen to V8 to understand.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfIuJemIK4w
You're right, great sounding Sportscar.

steelej

1,754 posts

152 months

Monday 4th May 2015
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bordseye said:
550 bhp in 1.5 tonnes, looks good . not dissimilar to a 458 or a 991 in bhp/tonne. or are they not supercars either. or is it that the jag is british.

Got to wondering about the pecking order of supercars. I had been planning on buying myself a 430 but I cant see a decent one much below 100k and I dont want to spend that much. Yet a V8 aston is half that cost and newer to boot, as is a porker. So I find myself wondering which way to go and on looks alone, the Jag has to be in there.
Where are you looking for a 430? there are 4 approved used cars available right now between 80-90k that all look good.

http://www.ferrariapproved.com/en_GB/#selectedView...

John.

Kyodo

582 posts

69 months

Monday 4th May 2015
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Pure comedy biggrin

Now, my wife's MX5, is that a supercar...?

michael243

3,872 posts

120 months

Monday 4th May 2015
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laugh

Erich Stahler

2,875 posts

215 months

Monday 4th May 2015
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The term "Supercar" came into being in 1968 with the birth of the Lamborghini Miura, the main thing differentiating it from the high power to weight ration luxury GT sports cars of the time was placing a large powerful V12 in a mid engine configuration in a luxury sports car for the first time, it also had the most fabulous outlandish/beautiful/elegant body styling seen at that time that kind of set the benchmark.

I think that configuration largely hold true today, with aspirated/non aspirated/hybrid engines thrown into the mix, but luxury, exclusivity, price tag still are key in the mix.

There are a lot of much cheaper, very capable in both speed and handling, sports cars that come very near or even exceed the supercar dynamics envelope, but they are not supercars, its the wow factor that goes a long way towards what makes a supercar.

bordseye

Original Poster:

1,394 posts

137 months

Tuesday 5th May 2015
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steelej said:
Where are you looking for a 430? there are 4 approved used cars available right now between 80-90k that all look good.

http://www.ferrariapproved.com/en_GB/#selectedView...

John.
All hardtops and not all in the only colour conceivable - red. I want a red spyder

rog007

5,117 posts

169 months

Thursday 7th May 2015
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If you have to ask...you have your answer.

DevonPaul

665 posts

82 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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rog007 said:
If you have to ask...you have your answer.
Wot he said. The F type is a jag, therefore basically a Sporty Cad's Conveyence.

wink

Get2Jaime

208 posts

73 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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The F Type is a Sports car, much like a 911 or Vantage. Many debates around that...

Jaguar are not a Supercar marque...just like BMW or Mercedes.

The XJ220 is a shining example of a one off Supercar from Jaguar, as is the new C-X75 featured in the new bond film - if it ever hits production!