If it is overt sporting aggression you are after all you have to do is fire up the motor: Jaguar is promising as many exhaust cracks and pops on the overrun as ever, although there is now a Quiet Mode setting to subdue them if you don’t want to upset the neighbours.
Just two engines offering three power outputs comprise the range so far announced. If a choice between a 2.0-litre four-cylinder and a 5.0-litre V8 suggests a gap in the range you are probably right. The supercharged 3.0-litre V6 hasn’t made it into the revised F-Type, for the moment at least; an electrified hybrid V6 is likely later.
For now though it’s a straight choice between 300PS (296bhp) Ingenium turbo four-cylinder or the equally familiar supercharged V8 in either 450PS (444bhp) or 575PS (567bhp) forms. All engines are matched to Jaguar’s eight-speed Quickshift transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddles. And all F-Types are two-pedal only now – the manual that was available with the Ingenium engine is not available any more.
Jaguar hopes the more purist F-Type drivers will be assuaged by the fact that their automatic F-Type can come with the 450PS V8 powering the rear wheels only. Jaguar says that, along with the uprated chassis fitted to all F-Types, this additional model in the range has been tuned for exploitable performance and maximum driver engagement. Sounds like it could be pick of the new range.