Debuting at the 2012 paris international motor show, the 'F-type' by jaguar is presented as a two-door convertible, taking visual design ques from its iconic 'E-type' predecessor. with a supercharged 5.0L V8 engine producing 488-horsepower and a maximum torque of 375 lb-ft,
the vehicle reaches a maximum speed of 186mph (300km/hr), attaining 0-62mph (0-100km/hr) in 4.2 seconds. the eight-speed transmission uses an aeronautical influence for its sportshift selector, where additionally, the interior dash controls are ergonomically modeled after the cockpits from fighter jets.
By incorporating aluminum double wishbone front and rear suspension, the F-type provides a quick-ratio steering rack for ultimate responsiveness.driving position is 20mm lower than the XKR-S, dropping the centre of gravity, enhancing handling and on-road performance.a standard active exhaust system (AES) utilizes a number of electronically controlled bypass valves in the rear section of the exhaust which open under hard acceleration to enhance sound quality.
Equipped with 380mm front, 376mm rear brake discs, computational fluid dynamics optimize brake cooling with electronic brake force distribution technology. the exterior front end features a 'blade dissecting the shark-like gill', which emphasizes its bi-xenon headlamp and integral LED daytime running lights. at its back end, an active rear spoiler which deploys at speed to reduce lift by up to 120kg is found alongside a pair of full LED rear taillights.
In order to reduce the carbon footprint in both manufacturing and during driving, parts such as the cylinder heads are constructed from recycled aluminium, and an intelligent stop/start system which automatically shuts down the engine when the car comes to a halt offering fuel economy and emissions benefits of up to 5 per cent savings.