2022 Jaguar F-Type Preview: V-8 Only, Great News For Jaguar Fans
Out of a handful of British car brands, Jaguar is the most prominent one, in fact, it won’t be wrong to say that it defines Britain’s sports car industry. The F-Type is their flagship sports car that sets the brand’s approach towards sporty cars.
Unlike many mainstream performance-oriented brands, Jaguar has taken a non-conventional approach as far as the engine in their F-Type is concerned and it is evident by the fact that the 2022 F-Type in the U.S will only come with a V8 motor. No “small” engine-powered F-Types will be on sale and they have been disregarded in favor of the fierce & exhilarating V8 powerplant. Besides that, there are some other upgrades too, which are discussed below.
The 2022 F-Type will be available in two trims, P450 and the R. The P450 offers plenty of features and amenities for an entry-level Jaguar sports car. Both versions are further divided into a convertible and coupe configuration. Though, the top-spec variant only comes in AWD.
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The availability of an RWD P450 is a great thing as it provides the freedom to enjoy and explore the car in a more traditionally dynamic way. The same is the case for the R version as far as the body style is concerned, though, its maximum power output is significantly higher than the P450 and is rated at 575-hp. The P450, on the other hand, puts out a maximum of 444-hp, which is a very respectable figure for a base variant sports car.
Both the 444-hp and 575-hp versions offer competitive performance in their class and a host of driver-assistive features make it easier to explore every RPM. The R version offers that pure track car car DNA with a multitude of performance upgrades which enables it to clock 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 186 mph. The P450 doesn’t lag far behind with a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and sprints until the speedometer hits 177 mph.
The 2022 F-Type carries the same visual appeal comprising sleek body lines together with some prominent haunches. The appropriately sized front grille and tail lamps further accentuate its effortless beauty and character. The P450 AWD version adds a host of cosmetic and creature comforts to the standard RWD variant which makes the pricier version a whole lot more attractive. Nonetheless, the R version, like always, will remain the #1 choice of Jaguar fans as it is the ultimate driving machine that delivers the signature punch and roar a Jaguar supercharged V8 is famous for.
Pricing for the base RWD P450 starts at just below $70,000 which jumps to nearly $80,000 for the AWD version. In the case of the famed Jaguar F-Type R, the price takes a steep climb and hits an MSRP of $103,200. All three F-Types are backed by Jaguar EliteCare, which covers a wide range of warranty and assistance-related issues.