Not only does it look like a sports car that might cost much more, the new Jaguar F-Type coupe holds its own in both styling and build with names like Aston Martin, Maserati, Porsche and similar.
Decide between the 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic, and combine the lightweight aluminum body with a decent power plant and you have something to get excited about. Clearly we’re thinking manual with the 550 horsepower V8 should ‘suffice’.
3.0L V6 340 HP in the F-TYPE
3.0L V6 380 HP in the F-TYPE S and F-TYPE S AWD
5.0L V8 550 HP in the F-TYPE R
- 2016 Jaguar F-Type R – V8 (5.0 L), 550 HP, $104,000 – 107,445 (MSRP)
- 2016 Aston Martin Vantage S – V8 (4.7L), 430 HP, $101,000 – 185,000 (MSRP)
- 2016 Maserati GranTurismo – V8 (4.7L), 545 HP, $134,000 – 183,000 (MSRP)
- 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S – 6 cyl (3.8L), 520 HP, $152,000 – $195,000 (MSRP)
It might not be apples to apples for a comparison, but you can see how it stacks up.