The Jaguar F-Type sports car can now be had with an Ingenium 2.0-litre engine producing 221kW and 400Nm – the most powerful four-cylinder engine ever fitted to a production Jaguar.

This all-new Ingenium engine, says Jaguar, has been designed and built to propel the F-Type from a standstill to 100km/h in just 5.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 250km/h.

Pricing for the F-Type 2.0-litre Coupé starts at R953 400, and the F-Type 2.0-litre Convertible at R971 000.

Enhanced appeal

Not only does the addition of the new 2.0-litre powerplant broaden the appeal of the F-Type, Jaguar says it also retained the sport car’s DNA and enhanced its agility through weight savings of up to 52kg over the front axle. A twin-scroll turbocharger supplies boost pressure, aimed at eliminating turbo lag and enhancing performance.

Jaguar points out that performance doesn’t come at the expense of a thrilling soundtrack. A meticulously tuned active exhaust is standard on the entry-level F-Type, while R-Dynamic variants feature a switchable active exhaust for a more acoustic experience.

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R-Dynamic models also boast additional specification, including 19-inch wheels, full LED headlights, a sportier appearance with unique bumpers and side sills, as well as gloss black interior trim finishers.

All F-Type 2.0-litre models – both Coupé and Convertible – feature new slimline sports seats, six-way electric seats, InControl Touch Pro, Navigation Pro, Meridian audio and an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.

The new 2.0-litre Ingenium-powered Jaguar F-Type models go on sale in South Africa from the third quarter of 2017.