2015 Jaguar F-Type Roadster
3.0L V6 Supercharged 340 HP with 8 Speed Automatic Transmission
Red Metallic with Jet Black Performance Seats
This F-Type captures the imagination, awakens the senses, exudes passion. We know that styling is a strong attraction, but when its combined with tradition, and passion it becomes an automotive aphrodisiac.
The street presence is powerful, attracting constant attention, second, third looks, and gawkers. Generating constant wow moments for onlookers.
Jaguar is well versed in working with aluminum. They let their passion flow with the aluminum of this car.
We could keep on going...the styling of this car is superior to all the other roadsters in the segment. In our own deliberations..."would your rather have X or the F-Type" the F-Type always came out ahead.
The interior is well executed, with good materials, enhanced by contrast stitching. This tester had the optional performance seats which are phenomenal with their support and myriad adjustments...totally cool. The 380 watt Meridian sound system is not what you would expect, we would opt for the optional Meridian with double the watts. The round analog gauges are traditional while the center screen display is the modern touch.
The recessing center vent provides a smoother dash when motoring with the top down and the climate control system turned off.
Its a wonderful snug roadster fit, you immediately become part of the car. The operation of the soft top is quick, efficient, and simple not having a cover once the top is opened.
How does it drive?
The V6 coupled to the speed shift 8 speed is a brilliant combination especially in sport mode. The shift algorithm is well thought out with quick shifts, while holding gears for the appropriate time especially in sport mode.
The exhaust sound is a feast for the senses, its almost an exhaust musical instrument reinforcing what the engine and transmission are doing. Obvious that with the top down this feast turns into a concert.
The car is quick, nimble, while constantly inciting towards exuberance. Its a fun roadster, with instant shifts when using the paddles which includes a blip of the throttle. The brakes are powerful, the steering is quick and precise. The suspension is firm while being compliant, always composed and reassuring.
The aluminum body, feels like a solid billet, even on broken pavement with no squeaks or rattles from a convertible.
Its a wonderful toy, especially with a lighter color interior than the all black of our tester.
If you are seeking a roadster there are a few offerings although from our perspective none exude passion like the F-Type. Make it a point to experience an F-Type, the styling, the exhaust note, the ease of operation of the softop are a few features that will grasp your attention.
Did we mention styling and passion...
The quick review