Worth the wait

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Prestige -

es­pe­cially for the mid-range V6 S. Boldly Bri­tish, it bal­ances ev­ery­thing and makes the most com­pelling case to re­ject a Boxster S or 911 Cabrio. where Jaguar al­ways said they would be. The $139,000 opener for the reg­u­lar F-Type is pitched be­tween the Boxster and 911. Stan­dard equip­ment in­cludes the ex­pected air­con, 18-inch al­loys, sports sus­pen­sion and brakes, elec­tric leather seats with suede fac­ings and twin ex­hausts.

Skip up to the V6 S from $171,400 and you get an ac­tive sport ex­haust, 19-inch al­loys, limited-slip dif­fer­en­tial and full leather seats. The top-line V8 S adds 20-inch al­loys, elec­tronic ac­tive diff and more.

Jaguar has also gone all work­ing class with the F-Type, in­clud­ing free sched­uled ser­vic­ing for three years or 100,000 kilo­me­tres.

TECH­NOL­OGY

The start­ing point is an al­lal­loy body with what Jaguar calls a Z-fold can­vas roof, which does its work in 12 sec­onds at up to 50km/h. So the ba­sic struc­ture is very, very

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