Home2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2012 LA Auto Show
Jaguar F-Type
2014-Jaguar-F-Type-f
Jaguar-F-type-pr-f
Jaguar-F-type-pr-r
Jaguar-F-type-pr-i

What is it? The all-new Jaguar F-Type roadster made its North American debut at the LA Auto Show wearing striking, special-order “Firesand” paint.

The F-Type will be offered in three iterations:

  • 340-hp, 3.0-liter V6
  • 380-hp, 3.0-liter V6
  • 495-hp, 5.0-liter V8

Each is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, with a manual mode accessible via steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The top, supercharged V8 engine is said to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.

To aid fuel efficiency, the F-Type is equipped with a start/stop system that shuts off the engine during prolonged stops and quickly fires it back up when needed.

What’s new or notable? A Dynamic Launch mode allows the driver to get an optimized start by pressing the brake pedal and accelerator; the instrument panel will indicate when engine power is optimized for peak acceleration. The driver then just needs to lift off the brake, while putting the pedal to the metal.

Consumer Reports New cars: A to Z

Back to main page