Jaguar Cars started the production for the Jaguar F-Type in 2013, a two seat sports car based on the platform of the XK convertible. Initially it was launched as a soft-top revealed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show with a coupe version expected to be launched next year. The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is the first roadster produced by Jaguar in the last 40 years. The convertible was worth the wait, blending performance, style and luxury into one incredible vehicle.

Although the E- and F-Type models are separated by 40 years of technological progress, the manufacturer refused to consider the 2014 Jaguar F-Type a tribute. However, there is a subtle styling resemblance with the original, including the circular taillight accents and the rounded side body panels. The F-Type is of course faster and far more aggressive than its ancestor. This vehicle will please both drivers who crave performance and those who are more conservative.

The 2014 Jaguar F-Type roadster is available in 3 trims: base, S and V8 S equipped with standard features such as automatic bi-xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors, LED running lights, a deployable rear spoiler, rain-sensing wipers and headlight washers. Other standard features include automatic climate control, six-way power-adjustable seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, cruise control, navigation, leather and suede upholstery and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column. The S and V8 S have a more powerful engine, larger wheels and sportier features.

The base 2014 Jaguar F-Type is fitted with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that delivers 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a standard eight-speed automatic with manual shift control. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (100 km) in 5.1 seconds. For the F-Type S model, designers preferred a V6 engine that delivers an impressive 380 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque that reaches 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S is equipped with an impressive 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with an output of 495 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

The cabin is sporty with well bolstered seats, racy stitching, high-tech features and top notch materials. The central air vents rise from the dash and the top can be deployed in only 12 seconds at 30 mph. The downside of the 2014 Jaguar F-Type is the relatively small trunk of 6.9 cubic feet that is oddly shaped and can hardly fit a medium-size suitcase. Safety is not overlooked by the manufacturer. The F-Type has standard seat-mounted side airbags, stability and traction control, rollover protection bars and antilock disc brakes.

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