STATUS: Manual transmission disappears - Whether coupe or roadster, the F-Type is one of the prettiest sports cars on the planet. The convertible's cloth top moves to its latched and locked position in 12 seconds, while the Jag is traveling up to 30 mph, so you don't need to stop in traffic or inclement weather to put it up. For 2020, a new Checkered Flag model pays homage to Jaguar's racing history. It comes with sport seats covered in premium leather, there's brushed-aluminum interior trim and also gloss-black 20-inch wheels. Base models use a 296-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, but a supercharged V-6 is available in 340- or 380-horsepower strengths. Also optional is the 400 Sport that comes with a 400-horsepower V-6. The F-Type R and F-Type SVR take the performance theme to a different level with their supercharged 5.0-liter V-8s that spit out 550 and 575 horsepower, respectively. A six-speed manual gearbox was available with the supercharged V-6, but that's no longer the case. All-wheel-drive is also optional with the V-6 models, but is standard with both V-8s.
Base price (incl. destination): $62,600 (coupe); $65,700 (roadster)
Types: Two-door coupe/roadsterEngines (h.p.): 2.0-liter I-4 (296); 3.0-liter V-6, supercharged (340/380/400); 5.0-liter V-8, supercharged (550/575)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Layout: Rear- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 23/30/26 (2.0)
Base weight (lb.): 3,520