When Jaguar released the F-Type in 2014 it was a whole new car and the first new roadster in 40 years. I attended and covered the launch/1st look event at my local Jaguar dealer. It created such a buzz with the local British car enthusiasts and had the whole town talking. The salesmen said the first dozen or so test drives resulted in folks following them back to the dealership to check out the new car. They wanted to know what it was and hear all about it.
Those stories reminded me of the pure excitement that the Ford Mustang had on consumers back in 1964 when the car captivated a nation. People were lined up at the dealerships to get a look at the new car from Ford. Jaguar has tried to capture this same allure from the F-Type and make you think for the first time about owning a British sports car! Jaguar uses words like intensity, ultimate, thrilling and exhilarating to describe this new F-Type; every one of those descriptions is spot on and will be used by you after a spirited test drive.
This video is a teaser of the driving experience you too can enjoy behind the wheel of the Jaguar F-Type.
If you have not owned or even driven a new car in the last 5-10 years, you must go drive this new car from Jaguar. Chances are it’s unlike anything you have driven before and you will return to the dealer with a big grin on your face. You can choose between the coupe or the roadster but if you choose the roadster it’s like a test flight in a jet with the cockpit open. From the moment you push the start button to the growling of the exhaust you know you are in for a serious test drive…so what is keeping you from trying it? The 550 horsepower will have your heart skipping a beat as you feel the power from under the hood, and the smoothness of the way the F-Type uses the power and torque will have you wanting to push it harder with every corner. Driving one of the new Jaguar F-Types is like a serious addiction, it will leave you wanting more and thinking about it all day.
Most enthusiasts including me can’t wait to see what Jaguar will do next and where they may take the F-Type when and if the SVO (Special Vehicles Operation) team gets ahold of it. The Project 7 team has already given us some hints of what they are capable of and it’s only going to get better.