Top 10 Cars That Stayed True to Their Concept


During the past decade, the once fanciful concept car — never meant to see the light of day — has morphed into more of a design study for future products. Taking that notion to the next level, our editors have rated the 10 production cars that did the best job of incorporating their concept when made into reality during the past decade.

Related: 2015 Detroit Auto Show Winners and Losers 

Note: We didn't take into account certain "concepts" often considered prototypes that some automakers roll out at auto shows. Those show cars are barely discernible from the real thing and are introduced much closer to when the actual cars go on sale.

By David Thomas | February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Jaguar F-Type Photo Gallery (15 Photos)


The big news for Jaguar's sports car is the addition of available all-wheel drive and a manual transmission. For 2016, all-wheel drive is standard on F-Type R versions and optional on S models; the new six-speed manual transmission is available on rear-wheel-drive versions.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

Aside from extra badging, all-wheel-drive 2016 F-Type coupes and convertibles get subtle exterior styling tweaks like a lightly reshaped hood that wears new vents positioned farther apart and farther forward than on the rear-wheel-drive version. 

Check out the gallery below; photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Jaguar F-Type: First Look


Competes with: Audi R8, Aston Martin Vantage, Porsche 911
Looks like: A 2015 F-Type with a new hood design and some distinctive body features for all-wheel-drive versions
Drivetrain: A 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, or a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 with the automatic, with output ranging from 340 to 550 horsepower and 332 to 502 pounds-feet of torque
Hits dealerships: Spring 2015

Following the addition of the rear-wheel-drive F-Type coupe for 2015, Jaguar is further expanding the exotic sports car's offerings with all-wheel drive, standard on F-Type R versions and optional on S models, as well as an available six-speed manual transmission for rear-wheel-drive versions. The top-performing R models, in coupe or convertible form, boast a 5.0-liter, direct-injected supercharged V-8, which puts out a roaring 550-horsepower and Jaguar quotes a 3.9-second zero-to-60 mph time; it succeeds the outgoing rear-wheel-drive-only F-Type V-8 S, which made 495 hp.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

The 2016 Jaguar F-Type is bowing this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The automaker says that in addition to new powertrain options, upgraded offerings include electric power assisted steering that improves efficiency and precision, a new suite of telematics and smartphone connectivity features, and more standard equipment.

By Matt Schmitz | November 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Jaguar Teases 2016 F-Type AWD


A rear-wheel-drive coupe joined the Jaguar F-Type convertible lineup for model-year 2015, and Jaguar is further expanding its F-Type coupe offerings for 2016 with a new all-wheel-drive model. Jaguar says the 2016 F-Type R coupe with all-wheel drive can reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and is limited to a top speed of 186 mph.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show News

According to the automaker, the addition of all-wheel drive is only one of a number of performance enhancements to the coupe; more details will be released at the Jaguar-Land Rover press conference on Nov. 19 at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Land Rover also plans to bring its new Discovery Sport to L.A.; the compact SUV will replace the LR2 in Land Rover's lineup and slot just below the larger LR4. Check back with us for more Jaguar and Land Rover news leading up to the show.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

What Are the Top 10 Exhaust Tips On Sale Today?


Aesthetically, there is a lot to consider when analyzing a car's design. Most people probably focus on a car's grill or even the profile. But for a certain group of people the tailpipes have an allure all their own. Here are what our editors consider the 10 best examples of exquisite exhausts on the market today.

By David Thomas | September 15, 2014 | Comments (2)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

1. 2015 Subaru Outback
2. 2014 Nissan Rogue
3. 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe
4. 2014 Honda CR-V
5. 2015 Honda Fit
6. 2014 Hyundai Elantra
7. 2014 Mazda3
8. 2014 Toyota Highlander
9. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
10. 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

By Matt Schmitz | September 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Can the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Really Fit Two Golf Bags?


Jaguar claims its 550-horsepower 2015 F-Type R Coupe is capable of reaching zero-to-60 mph in 4 seconds. Extremely easy to believe after mashing the throttle of the monstrous supercharged V-8 ourselves. We were skeptical, however, on another Jaguar claim.

Related: 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Expert Review

The British automaker boasts that two golf bags can fit in the back of the coupe's narrow, 11 cubic feet of trunk space. The cargo space is no doubt more usable than the roadster's 7 cubic feet, but two golf bags?

By Joe Bruzek | September 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

1. 2015 Hyundai Sonata
2. 2014 Nissan Rogue
3. 2015 Subaru Outback
4. 2014 Maserati Ghibli
5. 2015 Volvo XC60
6. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
7. 2014 Honda CR-V
8. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
9. 2014 Mazda3
10. 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

By Matt Schmitz | August 31, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Review


"The 2015 Jaguar F-Type is an exhilarating sports car, but our experience with two early models raises concerns about its build quality," said reviewer Kelsey Mays. Check out Mays' review for more.

2015 Jaguar F-Type Expert Review photo by Evan Sears

By Matt Schmitz | August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Photo Gallery: Jaguar F-Type Project 7


Jaguar has confirmed that it intends to build 250 examples of the 2013 F-Type Project 7 concept car for sale to the public, using its Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations team to handle the assembly of the custom two-seat roadster. Inspired by the 60th anniversary of the LeMans-winning Jaguar D-type race car, the F-Type Project 7 features handmade carbon- fiber aerodynamic aids and a unique suspension, as well as the most powerful engine Jaguar has ever put in a car: a 575-horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 mated to an eight- speed automatic transmission. Jaguar says it will propel the Project 7 from zero to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph, making it the fastest car Jaguar has ever produced.

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Several high-performance features will be standard on the Project 7, including carbon- ceramic brakes, a torque vectoring system and race-inspired seats. The only roof will be a stowable fabric strip that stretches from the top of the windshield and accommodates the D-type-inspired fairing behind the driver's head. It will be fully road-legal, however, and even features a trunk that holds 7 cubic feet of luggage.

The first examples of the new Project 7 will be delivered to customers in mid-2015, and it will make its public debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England on Thursday. Pricing has not yet been announced.

Check out the gallery below.

By Aaron Bragman | June 25, 2014 | Comments (1)

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