As refreshes go, the styling changes Jaguar has given its 2021 F-Type transform the sports car’s appearance in a way that these type of updates normally don’t. Even so, the new look is remarkably cohesive and works with the car’s existing design cues; if you didn’t know what the old F-Type looked like, you wouldn’t have any reason to think it didn’t always look like this.
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The big change up front is the switch from vertically oriented headlights stretching up the front fenders to horizontal lights tucked below the hood. This change makes the F-Type’s front end both more menacing and more in line with Jaguar’s other cars like the XE sports sedan. Jaguar also says the F-Type’s grille is larger, and though it does have a different appearance, the overall change is much less visible than the updated lighting.
Inside, the general layout and appearance remain the same, retaining the driver-focused bearing that’s defined the F-Type since its debut. There’s still the grab handle to the right of the gear selector and cool dashboard switches for certain controls. Mars Red is a new interior color, and it looks striking in the white F-Type convertible on the show floor.
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From the way it drives to how it sounds, the F-Type has always been good at engaging your senses. And with available high-powered engines still in the fold, including a 575-horsepower V-8, that’s still likely to be this sports car’s calling card. We hope we get a chance to drive the updated version soon.
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