Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport
By: Fedora Atjeh | Oktober 11, 2017
A few years have passed since the return of Jaguar to the segment of two-seater sports cars. The chosen weapon for the return has been the spectacular Jaguar F-Type, an elegant sport that dazzled from the moment it appeared in society.
Called to reminisce about the Jaguar E-Type, the historic icon of the British brand, the F-Type has matured to such an extent that they are now allowed to launch an interesting limited version in time under the name 400 Sport, 3.0-liter V6 with compressor, develops 400 horsepower and may be the most balanced F-Type. You want to try it, right?
Aesthetically the Jaguar F-Type stands out for the elegance of its stylized body. Its silhouette is very marked by the prominent and long nose, a very delayed passenger compartment and the traces reminiscent of sports cars once born for enjoyment at the wheel.
Seeing it is easy for your mind to go to the E-Type, especially when you look at the rear, where the very high waist, especially in this body Coupé (also exists in Cabrio 400 Sport version), are unmistakably inspired by the classic that Enzo Ferrari nicknamed "the most beautiful car ever made".
The front LED optics are part of the complete series of this version. On the sides of the front bumper we find two air intakes in black, larger sizes than the other V6 versions, which look more sporty, although they stand out little when choosing the black Santorini of the three available others are silver and white Yulong) in the 400 Sport.
In the black Santorini, what stands out are the '400 Sport' logos arranged in the lower lip of the front skirt, specific to this version and that helps to gain aerodynamic support at high speed, as well as in the rear or the tweezers brake.
The dark 20-inch wheels in five-spoke design are also exclusive for this version and inside they hide an oversized braking equipment with 380 mm discs. diameter on the front and discs of 376 mm. diameter at the rear.
If you plan to use the car in circuit, in the list of extras you can select a team of ceramic carbon brakes with discs of front discs of 398 mm. diameter and rear of 380 mm. diameter with 6-piston monoblock calipers in yellow front and 4 pistons in the rear.
Ceramic carbon brakes are part of a pack that also includes other 20-inch wheels with 5-spoke design in metallic black color. The caprice costs 13,911 euros, but in addition to improving the performance in exhaustive use, also save up to 21 kilos of suspended weight.
The roof is made of standard sheet metal, but in option you can also choose in panoramic glass (1,379 euros) or even in carbon fiber (3,601 euros).
The back of the vehicle exudes British elegance you see it where you see it. Despite the dark colors applied on his body, he is able to turn the heads of any pedestrians passing by. It is integrated in the boot lid the active wing that deploys when passing 120 km / h.
The double exhaust in the center, with two gigantic pipes of many millimeters in diameter, in any other sports would be a element 'macarra', but in this F-Type 400 Sport they are so well integrated that they attract the attention just and necessary . British elegance? That seems.
Magnificent bill interior
If the exterior of the Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport has conquered us with its details, is to go inside and fall yielded to its charms. The two-seater configuration of the F-Type allows it, thanks to its size of 4.4 meters in length and 1.9 wide, to enjoy a passenger compartment large enough for two passengers, with a luggage compartment of 310 liters in the rear, more than enough for the suitcases of both occupants.
To open the door you have to press the opening handle, which is tactile and unfolds out so you can pull it. Then begins the maneuver of contortionism to which it forces, as a good two-seater sports car.
Once you have sat your posaderas on the magnificent sport seats type specific for the 400 Sport, capable of holding your body even in the strongest supports and with a quality of finish worthy of the best cars of its segment, which stand out for details such as the yellow stitching and the 400 Sport logo on the headrest, it is easy to find the driving position that invites you to drive.