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The Jaguar F-Type coupe and convertible has been updated with a revised engine range and new look.

Most noticeably, this new version features a more aggressive front facia featuring slimmer LED headlights.

At the other end, the model also gains new rear lights with an ‘unmistakable LED chicane signature’ said to be inspired by the all-electric I-Pace SUV.

Inside, the F-Type’s cabin has also been refreshed. There’s a 12.3-inch configurable Interactive Driver Display, which, in default mode, includes a large central rev counter.

Julian Thomson, Jaguar design director, said: “Design the most beautiful sports car, with purity, proportion and presence that’s unmistakably Jaguar: that was the challenge we set ourselves.”

“The new F-Type is more dramatic than ever, with even greater clarity of purpose in every line, surface and feature, and embodies true Jaguar design DNA.”

The car’s engine range now consists of a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder and two supercharged 5.0-litre V8 options – the V6 unit which previously acted as a middle ground has now been dropped from the line-up.

Instead, Jaguar offers the 296bhp four-cylinder unit as the entry-level motor, a 444bhp V8 as the next step up, and a 567bhp V8 as the top-of-the-range option that’s only available in the high-performance R variant.

All engines get an active exhaust system either as an option or as standard, meaning buyers can expect the raucous crackles and pops on the overrun which have become synonymous with the car.

Alan Volkaerts, Jaguar F-Type vehicle line director, said: “The new F-Type is the definitive Jaguar sports car and continues to set the benchmark for design purity, driver engagement and reward, and a truly visceral driving experience – it makes every journey extraordinary.”

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December 3, 2019

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