Designed with the latest in modern engineering, without skipping the old school Jaguar cues, the 2016 F-Type Jaguar convertible embodies the thrill of a sports car and a luxury automobile. Courtesy of the F-Type’s phenomenal acceleration which clocks 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, the 3.0-liter 380 horsepower supercharged V6 engine under the hood pushes the sporting envelope even further. If you want a stronger punch in rpm, consider the 5.0 liter 575 horsepower Supercharged V8 model option also available for the convertible. Either way, it captures that sound all sports car fanatics love.
The F-Type’s sleek exterior, sculpted by Jaguar’s design chief Ian Callum, includes a rigid aluminum composition that evokes agility and precision. With the newer integration of metallic alloys and high-grade aluminum, this Jag brings the weight down to just over 3,400 lbs. Adapted to include the coupé models and laden with smart technology, the rear spoiler automatically extends upwards of 70 mph to compliment the weight reduction and center the car’s gravity, retracting as the acceleration backs off to maintain the sleek profile.
Impressive specs are just part of what makes the new 2016 F-Type special. The real experience begins when one catches a glimpse from the vantage point of the driver’s seat. You can control the lighting features involved in the ignition, gear controls and console entirely within options of Phosphor Blue, Pale Blue, White, Coral and Red. Active Center Air Vents automatically extend and contract in response to the central climate control to provide auxiliary cooling capabilities to the interior. Outfitting the two-door coupé and convertible’s external profile are retractable door handles to reduce aerodynamic drag and conserve the stylish curves. When you’ve got the top down, an optional wind-protector can vastly improve noise control. The F-Type doesn’t cut any corners on the sound experience, which can only be described as a rich submergence, lavish with a 12 speaker 770W Meridian™ Surround Sound System.
When it comes to traction, suspension and response from the wheel, you want your car to work with you, not against. The adaptive F-Type is equipped with cutting-edge Electric Power Assisted Steering, which modifies the input response of the wheel based on your individualized driving style and the environment. A central processor can analyze and adjust braking, transmission and engine response all based on driver memory. Through a continuous stream of system monitoring, preemptive adjustments can be made to optimize traction and handling. The F-Type has the heart of a grand tourer and the soul of a sports car.