The 2013 Jaguar F-TYPE is available in three models including the 340-hp F-TYPE, the 380-hp F-TYPE S and the 495-hp F-TYPE V8 S. The lightweight sports car tips the scale starting at 3,521 pounds. The first two models are powered by a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 while the F-TYPE V8 S carries a 5.0 liter supercharged V8. All are equipped with the new Intelligent Stop/Start system to enhance fuel economy under certain driving conditions. All engines drive through an 8-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic transmission, with a center console-mounted SportShift gear selector and steering wheel-mounted paddles.
0 to 60 mph comes in 5.1 seconds for the F-TYPE, 4.8 for the S model and 4.2 for the V8 S. The V8 S has a top track speed of 186 mph. Available Configurable Dynamics program allows the driver to tailor a number of the dynamicfeatures to personal taste and includes displays for lap timer and G-meter functions.
For those that are concerned about the speed of the top, Jaguar says that the convertible top folds in 12 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.