Sunday, 20 October 2013

Jaguar-F

Jaguar-F

The Jaguar F-Type is a two-seat sports car, based on a shortened platform of the XK convertible, produced by Jaguar Cars from 2013.
The F-Type was developed under the project code "X152". A similarly sized concept car, the C-X16, was shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011.
The car was launched initially as a soft-top convertible, with a coupe version expected to be launched in 2014.

Production model

Jaguar F-Type unveiled at the Paris Auto Show 2012
The Jaguar F-Type convertible was officially launched at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Chassis

The F-Type uses an all-aluminium chassis, sound and vibration insulation is provided by the addition of a special underbody tray and engine mounts, and a double bulkhead between the engine bay and passenger compartment. The convertible roof is an electrically operated retractable fabric hood. Jaguar says by eschewing metal it can keep the car’s centre of gravity low, while a Thinsulate layer means thermal and sound insulation is akin to a solid roof.

Powertrain

The entry-level F-Type uses Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine, good for 340 PS (250 kW; 340 hp), 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 5.1 seconds, and a top speed of 161 mph (259 km/h). In the middle comes the F-Type S, with the same engine tuned for 380 PS (280 kW; 370 hp), a top speed of 171 mph (275 km/h), and 0 to 60  mph in 4.8 seconds. The top of the range model is the V8S, with Jaguar’s 5.0-litre, 495 PS (364 kW; 488 hp) supercharged petrol engine. The layout is front-engined, rear-wheel-drive. The gearbox is an eight-speed automatic with paddle-shifters offering manual override. There is a mechanical limited-slip differential on the V6 S and an electronic limited-slip differential on the V8.

Suspension

The F-Type has double-wishbone front and rear suspension with adaptive dampers and adjustable suspension settings to allow the driver to tweak ride and handling. Jaguar F-Type has a total of 25 different driving modes programmed to suit different road conditions and driving styles.

Interior

The Jaguar F-Type interior has a two-seater setup with the leather interior and control buttons finished in aluminium. There is a touchscreen display in the centre console and another TFT display between the dials in the instrument panel. There is also a choice of flat-bottom or alcantara finish for the three-spoke steering wheel and buttons finished in soft-feel matt black.

Equipment

Jaguar has introduced a stop-start engine shutoff function, which Jaguar claims boosts economy by 5 per cent.
The F-Type has bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, along with full LED lighting at the rear. The S and V8S versions get an “active exhaust system” which opens special valves over 3,000 rpm to intensify the sound profile.
There is a retractable rear wing spoiler and door handles that are left hidden with the bodywork until needed. The fabric hood raises or lowers in 12 seconds, and can be used when the car is moving at up to 48 km/h (30 mph).
The audio systems offered, use Meridian technology with either 380 W spread across ten speakers or 770 W across twelve speakers.

 

Model Years Engine type Power Torque Emissions (CO2)
3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol 2013– 2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126) 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) @ 6,500 rpm 450 N·m (330 lb·ft) @ 3,500–5,000 rpm 209g/km
3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol 2013– 2,995 cc (183 cu in) (AJ126) 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp) @ 6,500 rpm 460 N·m (340 lb·ft) @ 3,500–5,000 rpm 213g/km
5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol 2013– 5,000 cc (305 cu in) (AJ133) 495 PS (364 kW; 488 hp) @ 6,500 rpm 625 N·m (461 lb·ft) @ 2,500–5,500 rpm 259g/km

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