Jaguar F-Type range expanded

Additional V8 engine for Jaguar F-Type in South Africa

Reuben Van Niekerk
Jaguar F-Type
Jaguar
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Jaguar has added a second V8 supercharged engine option to its F-Type sports car range in South Africa. The new P450-badged model will be available in a choice of Coupé and Convertible body styles.

 

The new 331kW supercharged V8 engine has been developed to offer exploitable and rewarding performance, with its maximum torque of 580Nm available from just 2500rpm.

The P450 is offered with a choice of all-wheel drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics or for purists, rear-wheel drive.

 

Both powertrains feature an electronic rear differential to optimise traction and both are capable of completing the 0-100km/h sprint in just 5.6 seconds on their way to a top speed of 285km/h. All F-Type’s feature eight-speed Quickshift transmissions with full manual control using either the SportShift gear selector or the gearshift paddles.

 

Blacked out

A special P450 R-Dynamic Black model, which will be available from launch, further heightens the purity and presence that set Jaguar’s definitive sports car apart. Developed from the 331kW V8 R-Dynamic, these exclusive additions to the line-up offer an enhanced specification an even more luxurious, crafted interior.

 

The F-Type’s sculpted form is accentuated by the Black Pack and 20-inch, five split-spoke wheels with a gloss black finish. Known as style 5039, these wheels are not available on any other model in the range. Complementing these perfectly is the choice of three metallic paints, Santorini Black, Eiger Grey or Firenze Red.

 

The driver-focused 1+1 cabin surrounds the occupants with rich, luxurious materials. Slimline Performance seats feature 12-way adjustment and are trimmed in Windsor leather with a choice of Ebony with Light Oyster contrast stitching or, for a more sporting theme, Mars with Flame red stitching.

 

331kW not enough?

For truly exceptional performance in all weather and on any kind of road, Jaguar offers the F-Type P575. Equipped exclusively with all-wheel drive, its supercharged V8 delivers 423kW and 700Nm, and can sprint from standstill to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds on its way to a limited top speed of 300km/h.

 

When will it be available?

The 2022 model year F-Type range is planned for launch in South Africa.