It’s not a Bodyrocker by any means, but damn the Jaguar F-Pace has a body that rocks!
I like the way it likes my touch.
I like the way it makes people stare so much.
But most of all…. Yeah… most of all.
I like the way it moves!!!
Here’s the kind of car a non-Wheels magazine-reading car guy can really appreciate.
The Jaguar F-Pace could drive like a lump of seaweed on roller skates and I would have still love it just on looks.
But it doesn’t. It rolls, rides and performs as slick and spectacularly as it looks.
The big-mouthed unmistakably-Jag grille and blend of sports car and SUV styling from front to back is stunning and inspiring.
Behind the wheel and I was instantly taken by the bulging bonnet. If what lay beneath that statement styling lived up to half the expectations I had for it, it was going to be a FFFFFreakin’ good thing.
The SUV may confuse a few… Jag makes sports cars not SUVs after all.
But there’s plenty of Jag in this brilliant bus. First blinded by the dazzling blue exterior paint, I’m instantly reminded that I’m stepping into a luxury package by the crisp white leather wrapped seats… I’m just not sure if it is a wolf in sheep’s clothing or a sheep in wolf’s clothing.
The heated seats, and steering wheel, suggest it is a very cuddly, warm sheep inside. The crazy 20 inch alloys and slick low profiles cry wolf!
While we had the S model, with a 2.0-Litre turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel, I have little doubt there would be any complaint from anything across this impressive range.
The F-PACE is unmistakable on the road. Its exterior design emphasises the muscular proportions of F-PACE to create a form that is every bit as dynamic as its drive, Red brake calipers and unique S badging leave you in no doubt that this is an SUV with power at its heart.
And while I’m not a Wheels Mag-reading kinda car guy, I’m happy to give you the stats for the fabulours F-PACE.
Our diesel S model does the sprint from 0-100km/h in 8.5 second with 132kW of power and 430Nm of torque and a top speed of 208km/h, while the 3.0-litre model has a mind boggling 221kW of power 700Nm of torque —- yes 700 – and a top speed of 241km/h.
Put simply. I LIKE