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2021 Jaguar F-Type review: Giggle factory

by Rebecca Edkins (2020-07-18)


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It's a wonder what a new set of headlights will do.


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The Jaguar F-Type is unabashed theater. Short, low and packing as much character as an early Robin Williams stand-up routine, the only thing that one-ups this sport coupe's visuals is how it tackles curvy roads. The 2021 F-Type also packs a few new upgrades that improve its daily livability, but make no mistake -- there's still a whole lot of ridiculousness hiding under its svelte new sheetmetal.



























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LikeSounds like cannon fireAll-star hustleSurprisingly pliant in daily use

Don't LikeQuieter than it used to beMediocre infotainmentLimited interior storage



I wasn't exactly keen on the F-Type's new face in photos, but now that I'm laying eyes on it in person, I've come around. The front end's slimmer headlights actually give the car more visual width, making it look even more of a hulking brute than before. Some of the sharp body lines have been softened, too, Tour Quế Lâm từ Hà Nội bringing its overall silhouette closer to, say, a Mercedes-AMG GT. Throw in a heapin' helpin' of Sorrento Yellow paint ($4,550) and my tester's optional 20-inch wheels ($1,100) and you'll be turning necks in no time flat. And Tour Quế Lâm since there's a V8 under the hood, there are four positively honkin' tailpipes out back to project the song of its people far and wide.

Inside, a pair of redesigned seats offer solid support without feeling constricting, and as before, the leather feels premium on every surface it graces. The interior can feel a bit drab in its monochromatic hue, but the aluminum trim helps break things up a bit. Visibility is decent for a sports coupe, with a tight view through the rearview mirror, but it's not as bad as the AMG GT, which has such a small windshield that it's hard to see stoplights.