The configurer is up for the 2018 jaguar F-Type. I really really want one of these cars so badly. Stolen from Car and Driver
2018 Jaguar F-type: Fettled Feline
New R-Dynamic and 400 Sport expand the range.
It may not look old, but the Jaguar F-type is entering its fifth model year, which typically means it’s past time to go under the knife for a little nip/tuck. Evidently, though, Jaguar design chief Ian Callum couldn’t find much he wanted to change on his Rembrandt, so the handsome two-seater emerges with just a restyled front fascia—basically, the two slotlike outer air intakes have been replaced—and new LED headlights with an available adaptive function. Although the design may be little changed—we’re not complaining—Jaguar gave the F-type more substantive updates with new tech as well as new model variants, including (gasp!) a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
F-type Goes for the Four
Jaguar tweaked its Ingenium turbo 2.0-liter inline-four to make 296 horsepower at 5500 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm. That’s 56 horses and 44 lb-ft more than what this four-cylinder turns out in the XE and XF sedans (with peak torque arriving 250 rpm sooner). That’s also very near the base supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, which makes 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft. Paired exclusively with the Quickshift eight-speed automatic transmission, the four-cylinder F-type sprints to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, Jaguar claims, a tenth quicker than the manual six-cylinder car. A single trapezoidal exhaust will play an off-kilter version of the V-6 engine’s boisterous tune. Even with an inline-four’s inherent coarseness and vibration, Jaguar hasn’t cheated by synthesizing sounds in the cabin.
Not R, R-Dynamic
A new R-Dynamic model puts a spin on what was the F-type S coupe and convertible, tweaking the exterior design with gloss-black exterior trim and model-specific 19- and 20-inch wheels. It features the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 in 380-hp strength—which actually makes it less dynamic than the existing F-type R, with its 550-hp V-8—and the same choice of rear- or all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Further up the food chain but still powered by the supercharged V-6 is a new, limited-edition F-type 400 Sport. Available in coupe and convertible body styles, its engine is imbued with 400 horsepower (thus the name 400 Sport). It mates exclusively to Jaguar’s Quickshift automatic, again with rear- or all-wheel drive. Other mechanical changes include larger rear brake rotors, black-painted calipers, and model-specific 20-inch wheels finished in dark gray. Jaguar’s Configurable Dynamics drive-mode system is included; it alters throttle and transmission response as well as the steering and the dampers. Inside, there are performance seats (one of two new seat styles, both featuring lighter-weight magnesium frames) with 12-way power adjustment, black brushed-aluminum trim, and yellow contrast stitching. The 400 Sport is a one-year-only model and is being offered in silver, black, and white. It also includes the contents of the Sport Design package with a larger front splitter and side sills along with a dark-gray rear diffuser.
ReRun: It’s What’s Happening
No model revision can be complete without some fresh technology, and the 2018 F-type is no exception, even if its biggest tech news is named ReRun. ReRun basically enables one to integrate data pulled from the car into GoPro videos (although the GoPro hardware is not included). GoPro footage now can be overlaid with an instrument-cluster graphic that shows info such as speed, selected gear, throttle position, steering-wheel angle, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, and braking force.
In other tech news, there’s a new standard infotainment system: Touch Pro. It features an 8.0-inch haptic touchscreen, a customizable home screen, pinch-and-pan map-zooming functionality, and a 4G LTE data connection. New features of the navigation system include the ability to send an ETA to chosen contacts, the ability to calculate whether the car has enough fuel to get to a set destination, and automatic uploading of routes from a connected smartphone.
The 2018 F-type models—four-cylinder, V-6, R-Dynamic, 400 Sport, R, and SVR—are due to reach U.S. dealerships in the spring. Base prices start at $60,895 for the four-cylinder coupe and reach $125,995 for the SVR convertible.
So now that you have been informed on the updates and such, this is how I would build mine.
- Exterior Colors Loire Blue$600
- Brakes and Calipers 380mm Front and 376mm Rear Brakes with Red Brake Calipers$1,000
- Deck Hoops Gloss Black Roll Over Protection Bar [Included]PACK
- Spoiler Deployable trunk lid spoiler$0
- Headlights LED headlights with signature DRL$0
- Wheels 20" 6 split-spoke ‘Style 6003' with Dark Grey Diamond Turned finish$0
- Roof Colors Ebony Fully Electric Convertible Roof$0
- Seat Sports seats with leather and Suedecloth facings$0
- Interior Choices Sport seats
Ebony leather and suedecloth facings with Ebony stitch (TP01)$0
- Console Finisher Knurled aluminum center console$0
- Headlining Ebony Morzine$0
- Steering Wheels Flat-bottom leather steering wheel with Black spokes [Included]PACK
- Carpets Ebony$0
- Seatbelts Red$350
- Pedals Standard pedals$0
- Interior Features Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting$250
- Interior Features Air Quality Sensor$75
- Interior Features Illuminated metal front treadplates with Jaguar script$450
- Interior Features Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®)$250
- Infotainment Meridian™ Surround Sound System$850
- Safety and Security Keyless entry$450
- Dynamics Configurable Dynamic Mode$550
- Exterior Features Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with memory$180
- Exterior Features Wind Deflector$150
- Exterior Black Design Package$4,100
- Gloss Black grille surround
- Gloss Black hood louvers
- Gloss Black side vents
- Gloss Black Roll Over Protection Bar
- Body-colored rear venturi
- Body-colored extended side sills
- Body-colored aerodynamic splitter
- Climate Package 2$1,600
- Heated windshield
- Heated and cooled front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Two-zone Climate Control
- Interior Black Package$300
- Flat-bottom leather steering wheel with Black spokes
- Gloss Black instrument cluster dial rings
- Black vent surrounds
- Silver Weave Carbon Fiber Package
Pretty expensive when you can get used ones now a lot cheaper than that. How would you build yours?