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    • The 'new' 2021 Jaguar F-Type which really amounts to a mild facelift

      This is the new Jaguar F-Type that was spotted testing not too long ago. The thinking was there would be a new platform under the skin but that is not the case. The exterior and interior get mild updates but everything else remains the same.


      That includes the drivetrain. You can select from a 2.0 liter four cylinder turbo with 296 horsepower sent to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission or from two trims of 3.0 liter supercharged V6's. The lower output V6 sends power to the rear wheels and the higher output 380 horsepower V6 sends power to all four wheels.

      The F-Type R retains its supercharged 5.0 liter V8 with an automatic and all wheel drive but power is bumped to 575 horses. There is no word on the SVR trim or if there will be SVR trim for the 2021 F-Type.

      Is this enough to keep the F-Type appealing? Perhaps. One has to wonder if Jaguar will be forced to utilize BMW's S63 architecture in their R models soon.














      This article was originally published in forum thread: The 'new' 2021 Jaguar F-Type which really amounts to a mild facelift started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 10 Comments
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Well they've $#@!ing ruined it. What a disaster. Are they blind over there? The front end is bloody awful. What the bleeding hell is this. Looks like a Kia.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Wut? I think it looks better than the old one...
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Is this enough to keep the F-Type appealing? Perhaps. One has to wonder if Jaguar will be forced to utilize BMW's S63 architecture in their R models soon.
        If they came out guns blazing with an S63 650 HP SVR version that would have been an update. This is just weak, IMO. I don't like the front nearly as much as the old car. The previous version of the F-Type needs a ton of chassis revision, drive this and then any car it competes against and the chassis just isn't as good. It's also really heavy for its size.

        Maybe they'll replace the V6 with the B58 in the future too if they're forced to dump the V8...
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        The weight is not that bad when compared apples to apples...only 73lbs heavier than the AMG GTR which costs $40K more...


        https://www.jaguarusa.com/all-models/f-type/specifications/index.html


        3,759lbs
        $123,600 Base MSRP


        https://www.mbusa.com/en/vehicles/model/gt/coupe/gtr

        3,686lbs
        $163K Base MSRP
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        This is just weak, IMO.
        Indeed it is.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        The weight is not that bad when compared apples to apples...only 73lbs heavier than the AMG GTR which costs $40K more...
        That GTR curb weight seems off to me, should be 3428 pounds: https://www.benzboost.com/content.ph...nd-curb-weight
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That GTR curb weight seems off to me, should be 3428 pounds: https://www.benzboost.com/content.ph...nd-curb-weight
        Well the link is direct from Mercedes Benz website....where did you 3,428lb information come from?


        https://www.mbusa.com/en/vehicles/mo.../roadster/gtra

        The roadster model weighs 3,746lbs
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        Well the link is direct from Mercedes Benz website....where did you 3,428lb information come from?
        From the Mercedes press release but that was the European spec.

        I find it hard to believe the GTR with its weight loss weighs the same as a standard AMG GT.

        Let me see what else I can find.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        From the Mercedes press release but that was the European spec.

        I find it hard to believe the GTR with its weight loss weighs the same as a standard AMG GT.

        Let me see what else I can find.
        MBZ probably got lazy on their website information

        Also, Euro Spec will actually be lighter based on the additional safety stuff the US requires as well as the different way that weight is calculated.

        I think you've had articles on the different ways companies weigh their cars, e.g. dry without fluids & fuel, wet with everything, with luggage or w/o...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        MBZ probably got lazy on their website information

        Also, Euro Spec will actually be lighter based on the additional safety stuff the US requires as well as the different way that weight is calculated.

        I think you've had articles on the different ways companies weigh their cars, e.g. dry without fluids & fuel, wet with everything, with luggage or w/o...
        Yep. Weights are complicated between Euro and US spec and how companies share the info.

        I'll see what else I can find. I think we actually went over this before.