“An F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition available only for this model year exclusively”.
Roughly four years since Jaguar unleashed its two-seater supercar; the British carmaker is set to bring an updated F-Type for the 2018 model year.
Although you’ll have to be a diehard Jaguar fan with a magnifying glass to spot the tweaks, beginning on the outside, the front bumper gains some discreet changes. A more important novelty would have to be the full-LED headlights lending the big cat with a more high-tech appearance.
That’s about it in terms of changes on the outside, unless you’re taking into account that hood-mounted GoPro. It’s there in some of the images to emphasize the collaboration between Jaguar and the well-known action camera manufacturer. 2018MY F-Type owners will be able to download an app called “ReRun,” which as you might have guessed already will show real-time footage via the GoPro camera mounted on the car.
It will be possible by hooking up your smartphone wirelessly to the camera and also linking it to the car’s new Touch Pro infotainment system through a USB port before beginning to record.
Jaguar is also installing new lightweight and slimmer seats providing increased ergonomics and greater comfort while shaving off more than 8 kg compared to the previous seats. The frame is made from pressure diecast magnesium alloy and the seats are going to be available in Sport and Performance versions, with both heating and cooling available.
Lastly, 2018 model year also welcomes an F-Type 400 Sport Launch Edition available only for this model year exclusively with the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 upgraded by 14kW to churn a total of 298kW. Available in both rear- and all-wheel-drive flavours, the special edition is fitted with an eight-speed Quickshift gearbox and comes as standard with a mechanical limited slip differential.
You’ll be able to tell it apart from the other F-Types by the yellow and dark satin grey “400 Sport” badges and the Yulong White, Santorini Black, or Indus Silver body paint. More “400 Sport” branding is noticeable on the inside where there is yellow contrast stitching to spice things up.
Pricing and local availability of the updated F-Type range is yet to be confirmed.