The New 2018 Jaguar F-Type offers even more driver-focused technology and a broader model range than ever, comprising 28 derivatives from the purist appeal of the rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive F-Type SVR-Jaguar’s all-weather supercar.
2018 Jaguar F-Type Interior. 2018 Jaguar F-Type’s interior evolves into a purer, more concentrated expression of the car’s original elegance and sportiness. Jaguar’s interior designers focused on refining a handful of key elements to create a greater sense of harmony in the finishes, enhance the sense of balance between luxury and performance and to introduce new material options that give the car an even more exotic feel.
All models now feature a Satin Chrome finish on the engine-start button and gearshift paddles. A Noble Chrome finish is applied-as a jewel-like accent-to the door switch packs, air vent bezels and steering wheel, bringing stronger visual harmony to the interior design. One of the most significant upgrades are the new lightweight slimline seats which combine an ergonomically-optimised form with outstanding comfort. The seat’s flowing contours and sculpted surfaces also contribute to the F-Type interior’s heightened sense of anticipation and poise.
The seat frames are pressure diecast magnesium alloy – a material with the high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent formability required for the ergonomic form of Jaguar’s innovative seat design. The weight saving compared to their predecessors is more than 8kg. The slimline seats come in two forms: Sport and Performance. The Jaguar F-Type and F-Type R-Dynamic model lines come as standard with the pure lines of the Sport version. The Performance version, which has more detailing and more pronounced wings at shoulder height, is standard equipment on the 400 SPORT, R and SVR – each with unique branding in the headrests.
2018 Jaguar F-Type Exterior. A key aim of the design process was to establish a stronger, purer statement for the F-Type’s front-end form, while also providing clearer visual differentiation between the different models. The addition of full LED headlights and slimline seats make the car’s aesthetics even more striking and significantly enhance the driving experience.
The Jaguar F-Type’s grille shape and graphic are unchanged, remaining – as ever – key elements in the sports car’s design DNA. However, for the 2018 model year, designers paid particular attention to the bumpers, introducing bolder surfaces and simpler forms with discreet signature features subtly enhancing the front end form, providing greater differentiation across the model range, from the F-Type up to the F-Type SVR.
Building on this design theme, the F-Type R-Dynamic models gain Gloss Black bezels. The new full LED headlights help to signal the greater clarity in the Jaguar F-Type’s design language. Jaguar’s distinctive J-Blade daytime running lights are retained, and these now double as the direction indicators, with the lamp’s ‘eyelid’ indexing with the bonnet’s cutline to further accentuate the lights’ multi-layered graphics. The improved aesthetics are more than matched by performance and functionality: light from the LEDs has a colour temperature of 5,500-6,000K, making it similar to natural daylight.
2018 Jaguar F-Type Engines and Transmission. 2018 Jaguar F-Type has developed the exclusive 400 SPORT launch edition, which will go on sale worldwide but for one model year only. Power from the new 400PS version of the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine is complemented by an uprated chassis comprising the Super Performance braking system, Configurable Dynamics and 20-inch wheels with a unique Dark Satin Grey finish.
The R-Dynamic model is new to the core range. This specification is available with both the 340PS and 380PS versions of the supercharged V6, broadening customer choice, and is distinguished by 19-inch and 20-inch alloy wheel designs and by the front bumper’s Gloss Black aperture bezels. The distinctive Gloss Black finish is also applied to the front splitter, bonnet vents, side sills and rear diffuser.