Jaguar F-Type V8 S 2014
The all-new sporty Jaguar F-type continues the lineage of the track-capable Jaguars of the ’50s and ’60s, following the C-, D- and E-Types, at the very least, in alphabetical order, and finally fulfilling the badge of an ’80s project and 2000 concept that never came to fruition. As a result, it shows similarities to the well-loved XKE, even though the last two-seat Jaguar was the XJ-S. In its most potent trim, the F-Type acquires the big-boy, 5.0-liter V-8 from its kin, but little brother status regulates it to a bit fewer horsepower. Keep in mind that it still has about 300 or so fewer pounds to move and two extra gears to work with, resulting in a 0-60 time that betters the XKRs. It also packs some snazzy performance goodies, such as an active electronic differential and an active exhaust, but its real mission has shone through thanks to the absence of electric-assisted steering, a near 50/50 weight distribution and massive 15-inch brake rotors. This is Jaguar made for track days, just like its alphabetized forebears.
Engine: 5.0-liter supercharged V-8
0-60: 4.2 seconds
Top Speed: 186 mph (limited)
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Torque: 364 foot-pounds