The facelifted Jaguar F-Type has finally arrived in South Africa, with the local range comprising ten variants at launch.
Revealed towards the end of 2019, the refreshed F-Type boasts updated styling and more power for the V8-powered R-badged models. As before, it is offered in both coupé and convertible guises.
The local line-up has gained two derivatives, with pricing increasing slightly since Jaguar SA first announced how much the updated two-seater sportscar would cost. The range now starts at R1 243 000 and runs through to R2 422 700 (before options, of course). See full pricing at the bottom of this story.
SA has received three engine options, with the P300 model employing a turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. With 221 kW and 400 N.m on tap, this variant will hit 100 km/h from standstill in a claimed 5,7 seconds before topping out at 250 km/h.
Next up is the supercharged 3,0-litre V6 in the P380, offering 280 kW and 460 N.m. That’s enough, says Jaguar, for a 0-100 km/h time of 4,9 seconds and a maximum speed of 275 km/h. The six-cylinder powerplant is offered with the choice of rear- and all-wheel drive.
In addition, a special First Edition version of the all-paw P380 will be available for the first year of production, gaining items such as 20-inch “Diamond Turned” alloys, “First Edition” badging, an aluminium instrument panel finisher and Windsor leather performance seats (the latter in a choice of Ebony with Light Oyster stitching or Mars Red with Flame stitching). First Edition models are offered in a choice of three colours: Fuji White, Santorini Black and Eiger Grey.
The final engine option is, of course, the supercharged 5,0-litre V8 in the F-Type R P575. Here, the British firm’s eight-pot makes 423 kW and 700 N.m, resulting in a 0-100 km/h sprint in a claimed 3,7 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h. Jaguar says this model’s automatic transmission has been recalibrated “for even faster, crisper gear changes”.
Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic P300 convertible: R1 241 000
Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic P300 coupé: R1 243 000
Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic P380 convertible: R1 511 800
Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic P380 coupé: R1 513 700
Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic P380 AWD convertible: R1 652 800
Jaguar F-Type First Edition convertible: R1 652 800
Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic P380 AWD coupé: R1 659 300
Jaguar F-Type First Edition coupé: R1 659 300
Jaguar F-Type R P575 AWD convertible: R2 421 000
Jaguar F-Type R P575 AWD coupé: R2 422 700
See Full Jaguar F-Type Convertible price and specs here