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6 Qualities That Make the Jaguar F-TYPE the Best Bang-For-The-Buck Luxury Car

British craftsmanship, driver-focused tech are on top of the list
6 Qualities That Make the Jaguar F-TYPE the Best Bang-For-The-Buck Luxury Car
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Just like clothing, watches, homes, horses, boats, and other pricey indulgences in life, the luxury car market has layers of value.

The main difference is the entry price of the premium segment is so high that it may be hard to grasp a P6 million coupe as bang-for-the-buck but that is exactly what the 2022 Jaguar F-TYPE is—and connoisseurs know that there’s a history behind that.

 
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It has quite the lineage

The F-TYPE is the modern incarnation of the legendary E-TYPE, a 60s classic that famously caused the words “the most beautiful car ever made” to escape from none other than an admiring Enzo Ferrari’s lips.

The current flagship of the Jaguar brand, it is the pinnacle of the British marque’s 80 years of design DNA and performance heritage.

Classic lines, golden ratios

Up front, the coupe’s slim pixel LED headlights with J blade DRLs flank a revised and upsized grille and sharpened front intakes.

Its long bonnet swoops endlessly over the muscular front fenders—matched by bulging but compact haunches at the rear, the slim tail lights cutting LED slits in the bodywork. Admired from the side profile, the classic coupe silhouette of long hood and short deck popularized by its predecessor is there for all to see.

 
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It’s ‘right-wheel drive

Jaguar’s racing history pumps through its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 motor that makes 300PS and 400Nm of torque. An 8-speed automatic gearbox sends the power exclusively to the rear wheels—the discerning coupe driver’s configuration of choice. The F-TYPE will accelerate to 100kmh in 5.7 seconds and can hit a maximum velocity of 250kmh.

Only room for two, but what a place to be

Luxury materials adorn the interior where the two-seater’s design heritage meets modern convenience.

The driver-focused cockpit is loaded with tech andincludes a customizable high-definition 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display that replaces traditional analog meters. A technologically advanced 10 Touch Pro infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is present and paired with a premium 380-watt Meridian Sound System—for those days when you want some tunes to accompany the howling symphony of the tuned exhaust.

 
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Safety in performance

The F-TYPE also has a full array of must-have safety features such as smart airbags, Blind Spot and Lane Keep Assist, a rear camera, and park assist—as every modern luxury car should, sports car or not, affordable or not!

It’s a deal perfected over time

So in performance and looks (and most definitely technology) the F-TYPE lives up to its award-winning roots but it’s time for that history lesson: did you know the E-TYPE was also considered an affordable car when it first debuted?

That’s right, one of the most beautiful cars ever made not only had revolutionary performance but it was also a bargain as far as luxury coupes went back in the swinging 60s–and its worthy successor that is available for P6.19 million is here to give you the same iconic combination of beautiful design, luxury, and performance at the same reasonable price.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with JAGUAR.

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