Friday, December 6, 2013

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S [2VIDEO]

Powerful, agile and distinctive, F-TYPE is a true Jaguar sports car, engineered for high performance and instantaneously responsive handling - the latest in a distinguished bloodline. Supercharged engines, lightweight aluminium body construction and advanced driving technologies deliver an experience that is intuitive, instinctive and alive.
There are three models in the F-TYPE range. Each offers its own distinctive flavour and characteristics, while all are equally at home on the switchback of a mountain pass, on the highway or in the city.
F-TYPE is designed to deliver pure driving pleasure.
F-TYPE S adds greater power and an increased range of sophisticated driving technologies.
F-TYPE V8 S provides towering performance and even greater levels of dynamic ability and control.
F-TYPE’s beating heart is supercharged. Power is delivered from a range of three highly advanced engines — 3.0 V6 340PS, 3.0 V6 380PS and 5.0 V8 495PS. Each features a Roots-type twin vortex supercharger mounted on the ‘V’ of the engine to maintain its compact dimensions. Jaguar is a leader in Supercharged induction technology — it provides a linear delivery of performance and high levels of torque at all engine speeds, minimising the gap between the driver’s demand for power and the engine’s response.
F-TYPE roars right from its heart. Its Sports Exhaust growls powerfully from start up building to a race-car inspired crescendo. An Active Sports Exhaust — standard on F-TYPE S and optional on F-TYPE — uses active bypass valves to allow exhaust gases to exit more directly for a deep, dramatic sound. A Switchable Active Exhaust, allowing manual control of the system, is available on every model.
F-TYPE’s Quickshift transmission is both lightning-fast and superbly refined. Using eight closely-spaced gears, the engine is kept in its most effective rev range to deliver optimum power and torque at all speeds. The selectable Dynamic Mode adds adrenaline to your drive by altering the throttle response and gearshift programmes to further emphasise the car’s sporting character.
The F-Type R will sprint to 60 in just 4.0 seconds.
A new electronic active differential and a torque vectoring system – something we've been asking for – further aid the F-Type R's handling abilities, with the former controlling the amount of torque sent to each wheel while the latter is able to independently brake the inner wheels and reduce understeer. The F-Type R's brakes, meanwhile are the largest available in the F-Type range, at 15-inches in front and 14.8-inches in back. For even more stopping power, carbon-ceramic units will be available in the not-too-distant future.
Both V6-powered F-Type Coupes are priced $4,000 less than their roadster counterparts. Starting at $65,000, we have the 340-hp, supercharged, 3.0-liter V6-powered base model, which will happily hit 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds on the way to a 161-mph top speed. That same blown 3.0-liter is available tuned for an extra 40 hp in exchange for $77,000, enabling the F-Type S Coupe to reach 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and continue running to 171 mph. Both cars feature a Dynamic Mode, while the S Coupe adds on an active exhaust, launch control, adaptive suspension and larger 15-inch front and 12.8-inch rear brakes (as opposed to 13.9-inch fronts and 12.8-inch rears).
There's much more on the F-Type down in Jaguar's press release. We've also got a healthy gallery of the new model up top and will be bringing live images of the new car to you from the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, so stay tuned.
The 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe will have a starting price of $65,000 — while the top-of-the-range F-Type R Coupe will start at $99,000.