Jaguar redesigned its F-Type for the 2021 model year. The tweaks add up to a car that’s still visually interesting, but it feels as if something was missing. Now more things are missing because Jaguar has decided to ditch the four and six-cylinder offerings for 2022. The F-Type is going V8 only, and there’s a new P450 model that slides in under the top-spec F-Type R.
The F-Type P450 is available as a coupe or convertible, with RWD or AWD, and starts at just over $70,000. Under the hood sits a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that produces 444 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. Jag says both the AWD and RWD models will dash from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. And if your neighbors hate you, there’s a Quiet Start feature to keep the noise down when you press the start button. That, thankfully, can be overridden as you so desire.
Jaguar will still offer the range-topping F-Type R. It has the same supercharged 5.0 but instead produces 575 horsepower and is only available with AWD. It will get from 0-60 mph about a second quicker compared to the P450, and it does so with a starting price up around $105,000.
We have to assume the four and six-cylinder models just don’t move and sales needles for Jaguar. If people are shopping for an F-Type, they likely also want the noise they expect to come along with it. Thus this move makes sense, though we will say that the 380-horsepower V6 version was pretty good.
For more on the 2021 model, here’s my review of the car for Autotrader: