Why The Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport Slots Between Aston Martin And Porsche

Special Edition

It’s both a grand tourer and a sports car. What could be better?

It’’s hard to think Jaguar was crazy for making the F-Type 400 Sport. After all, there are only a few directions that an automaker can go when building a low-volume flagship sports car. Up, down, and to the side metaphorically speaking, or down range, up the ladder, or in an alternate direction by means of special edition models strewn throughout the hierarchy. Jag already has either end covered with the SVR up top and the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder F-Type on the low end.

So it only seemed part of the plan when it decided to go for the F-Type 400 Sport, sandwiched comfortably in the lower portion of the range. The supercharged 3.0-liter V6 is tweaked to make 400 horsepower, 20 more than the F-Type S and 150 less than the thoroughbred F-Type R.

You Might Also Like
Everything You Need To Know To Understand The Porsche 911 Model Range
Everything You Need To Know To Understand The Porsche 911 Model Range
9 Mid-Engined Corvette Concepts You've Never Heard Of
9 Mid-Engined Corvette Concepts You've Never Heard Of

With a nice even number, the V6 suddenly becomes a more enticing prospect, especially with the light facelift. Alex Goy of Carfection gets behind the wheel of the 400 Sport on a rainy day to give it a proper shakedown. He quickly learns that it’s no use comparing it to a Porsche 911, but then again the F-Type isn’t exactly built to appeal for that crowd. As Goy puts it, this is the car you lock up and turn around to check out as you walk away. It's pretty like an Aston Martin and it can tour the country side like one as well. It’s just a shame that V6 doesn't sound a tad more angry.

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$59,900

Related Reviews

2017 Jaguar F-Type Review
Jaguar F-Type Coupe
0
2017 Jaguar F-Type Review
2018 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Review
Jaguar F-Type Coupe
0
2018 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Review
2018 Jaguar F-Type Test Drive Review: Light and Right
Test Drive
4
2018 Jaguar F-Type Test Drive Review: Light and Right