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The Top Gear car review:Jaguar F-Type
For:Engine noise, performance, handling, sense of occasion
Against:Not very practical, sharp brakes and steering
What is it?
Only the most exciting (and arguably significant) car to be launched in Britain in recent years. Maybe even this decade. It’s possible we’re overstating this a bit, but we’re British after all and want to support the home team, especially when they turn out products as mesmerising as the Jaguar F-Type.
After all the concern about prices, the worry about how it will behave, and all the hype, it’s good to just drive it and realise that Jaguar hasn’t cocked up. The range was expanded in 2015 with all-wheel drive and, joy of joys, a manual gearbox. The V8 S becomes the V8 R, too: you can never have too much power. Certainly that’s what Jaguar believes, enter the limited-run 575bhp Project 7.