Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type

With striking sheetmetal, an elegant interior and sporting abilities good enough to keep up with the best of them, the F-Type is a hit. It does, however, face some stiff compition. The new Corvette Stingray (the one that won most “Car of the Year” awards this year) is faster than the V8S, while costing about half as much. The Stingray also looks very exotic while finally having an interior to match. On the German side, the F-Type squares off against two of Porsche’s best, the Boxster and the 911. The F-type is better sounding than both, but it falls behind dynamically. A fellow Englishman, the Aston V8 Vantage checks the same boxes as the F-Type (great sounds, pretty fast, gorgeous), while adding a level of exclusivity and taking an even bigger chunk of change out of your wallet. Once inside, you will notice the luxurious interior. Nothing special, just good materials all around. Once you puch the start button is when the fun happens. The V6 models make a mean growl, perhaps the best sound of all its competitors. Beside the V8S model, that is. The V8S is so loud and raspy, you may think something is wrong with it the first time you start it up. In other words, its fantastic. Once driving it, the F-Type is certainly fast and its apparent that the F-Type is a performance driving machine above all else. It does, however, lack the refinement of its German competitors. That could be looked at as a good thing or a bad thing (we think good, but you will have to decide for yourself). Overall, the F-Type is a fantastic car, but it faces some stiff competition.

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