Since its launch onto the world stage in 2012, the Jaguar F-Type has pulled at more than a few heartstrings. That roaring exhaust, sleek lines, and fabled feline on the bonnet have been known for being able to create excitement even before you even slip it into gear. Enthusiasts have been yearning for a two-seater rear-engined Jag for quite some time, but the F-Type gives them much more by being an aggressive driver’s car that’s also luxurious without being soft.
Designed to be a spiritual successor to the legendary E-Type – a car Enzo Ferrari personally declared the most beautiful ever made – the F-Type put Jaguar firmly back on the world sports car stage. It has the classic British formula that has worked so well over the years: front-engined, rear-wheel drive layout with a wide cat-like stance, ready to pounce when the opportunity calls.
So it looks like a fiery missile and has a roar to boot, but how does it fare in terms of being a sports car that blends performance and comfort seamlessly? After all, Jaguar has received its share of moody purists who shook their fists angrily when news about this new base model, the Jaguar F-Type 2.0 and its downsized engine first broke out. Unsurprisingly, Jaguar delivered as a more-than-decent everyday sports car. Here’s why.