So we got a 2014 Jaguar F-Type 3.0 S

So we got a 2014 Jaguar F-Type 3.0 S

2014 Jaguar F-Type in the UAE
We landed ourselves a drive with the new Jaguar F-Type, apparently we being the first media to try it out on UAE roads. This is the first Jaguar we’ve brought home in years, aside from the one we bought recently, although if memory serves us right, they’ve never built anything like it in decades.

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In terms of styling, there’s nothing to complain about. Saying it looks “nice” would be an understatement. Oddly enough, the only real visual indicator that ours is a supercharged V6 model are the twin exhaust tips in the centre of the rear bumper, whereas the supercharged V8 version has separate tips at either end of the bumper. Furthermore, there are 2 variants of the V6, ours being the higher-tuned “S” version. The general public couldn’t care less about what’s under the bonnet, as they took camera-phone pictures anyway.

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Inside, it’s got the ambience to match its high price, with generous dollops of soft-touch materials, leather and gadgetry, including centre a/c vents that pop up when the car is started. Our tester also has the optional sports seats, which may be too aggressive for the casual owner. It’s nice in there, but more of a Porsche-grade cabin that’s obviously a step down from the almost Bentley-grade interior in our Jaguar XK.

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The F-Type isn’t some sort of XK replacement like some may think, but rather, plays in a different segment. It’s a smaller more-focussed sports car and comes with the drawbacks of one, such as the overly-shallow boot, even without a spare tyre. The number of storage options inside are limited too, but at least there are enough places to stuff your phone, iPod and drink.

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The F-Type offers up a different kind of sports car from a brand that’s never done one before, aside from hyped-up versions of their grand-tourers and sedans. It comes across as a true rival to Porsche, neatly sitting somewhere between a Boxster and a 911 in terms of price, power, features and feel. We honestly can’t think of any other proper sports car that has managed to take on the German sports-carmaker’s core models so convincingly, but more on that in the full review.

What do you think?



  1. The ‘first look’ is good as usual. I think you should do photo-shoots in better locations like some of the other websites. Beautiful cars such as this deserve it. Also it kinda builds your brand i guess 😛

    • Author

      You’ll notice the other sites are so engrossed in photography that they have no time for actual content!

    • that’s true….but since you already have the content section covered. Maybe you should now concentrate on how to make your website look ‘expensive’. Might bring in more ads you know 😉

      Just a suggestion.

  2. That is a good decision.Reviews shouldn’t be about great photography..the focus HAS to be on the cars.Its a huge turn off when one writes a great review and the comments you get is “Awesome Photo” etc :-\

    Coming from a Tester/Reviewer 🙂

  3. This car was recently shown on TopGear.. Mash; what’s the pricing for this beast dude!?!?

  4. What is the price

  5. Sorry checked your pricing guide after leaving the comment 289K…. ouch some one needs to be a car collector to buy it

  6. I saw a red one in March/April outside Aprons & Hammers in Dubai. Looked really nice. However, would I spend that much money on a Jag (if I had that much money)? I doubt it

  7. Author

    Dhs 289k is the base price. Ours is the mid-range S model.

  8. Well saw and “heard” one in the evening……she was beautiful and the sound she made…even without touching her…..just make you cu*…

    Kudos to Jag to produce her….i need to take her soon…

  9. Dear Mr Chowdhury, I hope this finds you well and I apologise in advance for this unsolicited enquiry.
    My name is Chris Nelson and I am Associate Business Editor at The National newspaper here in Abu Dhabi. I am trying to grow my stable of freelance business writers based in the country and wider region and I came across your site recently.
    I wonder if you would be amenable to writing occasional commissioned bylined articles for us on automotive business issues. We pay 1.50 dirham per word and articles are usually between 700 and 1,000 words long.
    If you are interested, I’d be delighted to hear from you. My email address is:
    [email protected]
    Thanks very much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
    Yours sincerely,
    Chris Nelson

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