Jaguar introduced the successor to the world famous E-Type, after a wait of nearly forty years in the form of F-Type. F-Type since its debut in 2013 has a lot on its plate, not only does it need to justify itself as a worthy successor to the globally loved E-Type, but it also has to prove itself as a formidable competitor to the star-studded competition of GT-Rs, Porsches, Corvettes and so on.
For starters, Jaguar did a fantastic job by giving the F-Type the British sports car DNA, which made the original E-Type so much successful. The Jaguar F-Type R is an all-wheel-drive variant of the F-Type with a 5-litre supercharged V8, which supplies the wheels of the car with 542bhp and 501lb ft of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission while the optional carbon-ceramic brakes on the car help to bring the weight of the car down to 1730kg.
While all of this sounds great, don’t forget the car it is up against for the drag. Porsche 911 Turbo S a car which is being acclaimed as a new drag queen. Under the hood, the 911 Turbo S has a 3.8-liter beast which gives out a total of 572 horses and 553lb ft of torque that are sent to the wheels by a PDK double clutch gearbox. In the weighing department, 911 again has an advantage over the F-Type as it weighs a mere 1600kg meaning it’s about 130kg lighter than the car it is competing with.
To see how badly F-Type lost to its German competitor, watch the video below:
In Jaguar F-Type’s defence, let’s still not forget that it is over seventy thousand pounds cheaper than the Porsche 911 Turbo S.