What is the F-Type?
The Jaguar F-Type is a two-seat sport coupe or convertible that is the spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type that defined the class in the 1960s. As the F-Type enters its ninth year of production, its age is showing, but a steady stream of updates over the years has kept it relevant. With Jaguar's plan to go all-electric in 2025, however, it seems that the F-Type's days may be numbered.
Last year's downsizing of the F-Type lineup may be an indication of an eventual discontinuation or replacement. The four- and six-cylinder engines are no longer available, leaving only the supercharged V8, which has been our recommended choice anyway. In the top F-Type R trim, that V8 is a snarling angry beast with 575 horsepower, delivering the kind of theater and performance that will thrill drivers of any stripe.
As we anticipate Jaguar's electric rebirth, the 2023 F-Type would be a great send-off to internal combustion engines. If a new electric replacement arrives, we're sure it will surpass the F-Type in terms of performance, but that glorious V8 growl will be missed. In the meantime, alternatives such as the Chevrolet Corvette, BMW Z4, and Porsche 718 Cayman or Boxster will still be around to deliver similar thrills.