Two months after first catching wind of Jaguar’s heavy refresh of its 2021 F-Type sports car, we finally know how much all that newness is going to cost. And good news! In spite of the significant changes, the F-Type’s base price hasn’t gone up a single penny over last year’s model. You will once again pay at least $62,625 to get into an F-type, although you will pay slightly more for higher trims than before.
Sitting at the bottom of the lineup is the F-Type P300, which is powered by a 296-hp turbo four-cylinder and holds the distinction of being the only 2021 F-Type you can buy with rear-wheel drive. In droptop form, the P300 costs $3,100 more. Next up is the R-Dynamic P380, which comes with a 380-hp supercharged V-6 engine and standard all-wheel drive. Pricing starts at $82,825, with the convertible version again costing $3,100 more. The insane F-Type R is still available, this time with the old SVR’s 575-hp supercharged V-8 engine, for $104,225—or $1,400 more than the previous F-Type R.
Eagle-eyed sports-car pricing fanatics will notice that the Jag F-Type R still costs less money than Porsche’s 992-generation 911 Carrera S, despite delivering quite a bit more power (132 ponies, to be exact), two additional cylinders, and an epic V-8 soundtrack. Thanks to its front-engine layout, the mightiest Jaguar can’t quite match the rear-engined 911 Carrera S’s launch performance; it is estimated that the updated R can reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. In our testing, the 2020 911 S—with rear-drive, no less—hit that benchmark speed in 3.0 seconds flat. Top speed for the muscle-car Jag is limited to 186 mph.
Jaguar says it recalibrated the traction control systems (traction was always something the F-Type R needed more of), retuned the shocks and springs, and fiddled with the brake-based torque vectoring setup to sweeten the car’s moves. We’ll find out if these changes make as big of an impact on the F-type’s demeanor as the new styling—thin, wide-set headlights and all—makes on the sports car’s curb appeal when we drive it. Stay tuned for our full review, coming soon.
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