2014 Jaguar F-type Convertible – 2014 Jaguar F-type Convertible can be a spiritual father in the classic Jag E-Type, but as chief designer Ian Callum says, “this car is for now.” And now it’s a sports car in the roadster only. No coupe version is confirmed, but Jaguar officials suggest a logical hardtop companion for future international motor show debuts. The link to the 2014 Jaguar F-type XK is clear, but the F-type clear progress beyond that smoother shape. The F-type has a relatively high front with a large grille opening flanked by dual air intake and limited by upsized.
The 2014 Jaguar F-type Convertible six cylinder 3.0-liter units, one at the height of 340 horsepower and 332 pounds-feet of torque; shared with other Jaguar products including the XJ and 2014 Jaguar F-type Convertible sedans for the 2013 model year. 380 HP tune, it is a clear reflection kept aside strictly for the F-Type. 0-60 mph estimates for these models are 5.1 seconds and 4.8 seconds, respectively, and top speed is limited to 161 mph and 171 mph.
The 2014 Jaguar F-type Convertible is an evolution of the current 5.0-liter unit with 495 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque. It is linked to a 0-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds with a top speed limited to 186 mph. An eight-speed automatic transmission with rev matching and paddle-shift control is the only transmission available for now, Jaguar officials hint. Unlike the latest models of the brand, the 2014 Jaguar F-type Convertible sports a rotating shift control – it has a conventional gear lever which, if anything, keep the packaging for a true manual transmission.
All powertrains direct injection and stopa and start systems. Active exhaust is standard on the two higher-performance models, and optional on the 340-hp 2014 Jaguar F-type Convertible. The more powerful V-6 gets a mechanical limited-slip differential, V-8 gets an electronically controlled version for maximum traction. The latter two models have launch control modes for error-free acceleration runs. Behind the wheel, the 2014 Jaguar F-type Convertible lives up to its sports car design intent, though its relatively heavy curb weight and slightly numb steering feel Jaguar reveals the compromises made to achieve levels of comfort and luxury.
As the 2014 Jaguar XK, the 2014 Jaguar F-Type Convertible body structure made of aluminum. It is great for the cars will be priced at in the U.S. – Boxster, Z4, SLK, and while it is 176 cm long, with a 103.2-inch wheelbase, it is also a wide-tracker 64.1 inches at the rear. Weight savings of a few hundred pounds keep the 3,500-pound F-type trimmer the XK, though it shares its bonded and riveted body structure with the four-seater. Some inner unstressed panels are formed from even lighter composite materials. The cabriokap power industry, but it is performed in Thinsulate, and fold in such a way that no tonneau cover is needed.
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In the end, the structure is more on the optimal weight balance and immediate response as weight loss, and this applies to the independent suspension all round formed from aluminum. The electronics are there, but as a supporting act: a sport mode quicken throttle response, weight on the steering wheel, speed up shifts, and delays in the start of the stability control. Step it up a notch, and a revised suspension on the two high performance models offer driver-configurable setting, as a whole or system by system – you are able to make a quicker throttle response choose while light steering weight and a comfort-oriented ride, for example. You are also able to measure g-forces through a track-time recorder that gives you performance on the LCD screen.
Braking occurs via standard 13.9-inch and 12.8-inch rear brakes; mid-range 2014 Jaguar F-type Convertible gets 15-inch rotors, while the V-8 model has 14.8-inch rear rotors. Aerodynamic aids include an active rear spoiler deployed at 60 mph and folds flush to 40 mph, and a front air splitter.
2014 Jaguar F-Type Convertible Price
Finally, luxury properties not stopped the sports car’s menu just to save a few grams – than the wealthy buyer wants them. Power sport seats manual fore / aft adjustments to save weight, but upgraded “Performance” seats are an option, as is full of power adjustment. Sound systems come from Meridian, or 10 or 12 speakers, and either 380 or 770 watts of power. The 2014 Jaguar F-type Convertible goes on sale in the U.S. in May 2013. The base 340-hp supercharged V-6 model will be priced from around $ 69,000, the 380-hp supercharged six, from around $ 81,000, and the V-8 sports car, from about $ 92,000.
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