The F-Type was Jaguar’s first return to the true sports car market since the legendary E-Type, as such it bears a heavy burden in living up to its lineage and actually had quite a few false starts with two prior concept cars being produced and presented to the public with the XJ41/42 in 1986 that was dropped in 1988 and the F-Type Concept of 2000, also dropped in 2002 but finally the C-X16 became Jaguars codename X152 and ultimately, the F-Type when it was launched in 2014.
Drawing its design and ethos from Jaguar’s legendary D-Type and E-Type, the F-Type manages to spurn any purely retro nods, favoring instead a modern take on the proportions, balance, and essential Jaguar-ness of those classics. As chief designer Ian Callum put it, “this car is for now.”
Available only as a roadster initially with the coupe arriving a little later, the F-Type presents a uniquely British balance of performance, style, luxury, and comfort.
The link to the XK is clear, but the F-Type clearly progresses beyond that smoother shape. The F-Type has a relatively tall front end with a large grille opening flanked by dual air intakes and capped by upsized, upswept headlamps, underlined in LED lighting. There’s enough Corvette and Maserati influence to go around, especially at those intakes–Callum refers to them as “gills.” The hood’s a clamshell design–it’s another heritage influence that also helps crash safety.
The shape grows sleeker along its shoulder line and along the decklid, where thin baguette-shaped LED taillamps–the thinnest possible, he says – bulge at one end with circular insets that directly refer to the E-Type.
Premium Black Leather Interior Stitched in Pimiento Red
Performance Seats for Driver and Passenger
Seat Memory Package 2:
20″ Tornado Wheels in Silver
Switchable Active Sports Exhaust
Panoramic Glass Roof – Fixed
Meridian Premium Sound System 380W
Jaguar Smart Key System
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Reversing Camera with Guidance
Front Parking Aid
Blind Spot Monitor
Dark Hex Aluminium Finisher
Bright Stainless Steel Pedals
Rain Sensing Wipers
Dual Zone Climate Control
A beautifully presented and freshly detailed F-Type ‘S’ V6 Coupe Automatic
This vehicle benefits from an excellent factory specification, along with having had just 1 owner from new with Full Jaguar Main Dealer Service History
Next due a service at the end of April, this will be carried out at Jaguar prior to delivery along with a new MOT
Supplied New by Lancaster Jaguar Sidcup, 30 April 2014
16,000 Miles/1st Annual Service by Lancaster Jaguar Sidcup, 13 April 2015, 4,844 Miles
32,000 Mile/2nd Annual Service by Beadles Jaguar Sidcup, 6 Mar 2016, 10,379 Miles
48,000 Mile/3rd Annual Service by Beadles Jaguar Sidcup, 24 April 2017, 14,549 Miles
MOT, 24 April 2017, 14,550 Miles
MOT, 26 April 2018, 18,472 Miles
64,000 Mile/4th Annual Service by Beadles Jaguar Sidcup, 28 April 2018, 18,550 Miles
MOT, 26 April 2019, 21,706 Miles
80,000 Miles/5th Annual Service by Beadles Jaguar Sidcup, 26 April 2019, 21,706 Miles