When the kids are out of the house—or you’re just damn well ready to treat yourself—it might be time for a luxury sports car.
And if it’s a sports car you’re craving, put the 2022 Jaguar F-Type P450, the newest F-Type performance car from Jaguar, on your list. This is a gorgeous two-seater that comes equipped with convertible and hard top options, depending on what you’re in the mood for and at the heart of it a race-worth engine that will make your soul soar. Designed with a legacy of longstanding Jaguar performance, award winning style, and luxury in mind, if you’re making that transition from trustworthy SUV to just-for-me cruiser, you’re in great hands.
Luxury is in the Details: Specs to Know
- 444 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque—in other words, a lot of pep to match those good looks
- Top speed of 177 mph
- Coupe (hard-top) or convertible option
- Available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive trims
- 11 exterior colors, plus over a dozen paint finishes
- 12.3-inch screen display
- 5 year, 60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty
- 6- or 12-way electric memory front seats, depending on the trim
- Quiet Start mode is the default mode and mutes the engine sound, but it can be overridden with Dynamic Mode which kicks the exhaust tone up a notch
- Rear wheel drive model starts at $69,900
- All wheel drive model starts at $79,900
Subtle Elegance and Luxury Details Belie the Beast Under the Hood
Jaguar isn’t a legendary automaker for no reason, and one look at the F-Type P450 will tell you why. Subtle curves sculpt the exterior of this gorgeous machine into something pleasing to the eye, whether you’ve opted to keep the top up or you’ve gone full convertible to enjoy that breeze. What’s more, the softness of the car is complemented by supple Windsor Leather interior and satin-finish chrome, two materials you won’t want to stop touching. No, not every sports car needs to look like a bunch of harsh angles piled together.
That said, Jaguar knows the value of a well-placed sharp edge, which you’ll find artfully placed throughout the driver’s cabin and the exterior, largely in the form of the ultra-slim LED head and taillights and the chrome badging. They’re a dramatic accoutrement to the soft clamshell hood and rounded doors, providing the kind of trim figure you’d expect to see on a couture runway.
Inside, the center console is all sports car, well integrated in the cockpit, where it becomes a centerpiece in and of itself. Buttons around the shifter offer intuitive function like an automatic convertible top or shifting into a Dynamic drive mode to make you feel all the more dynamic on the highway.
Why You’ll Love the 2022 Jaguar F-Type P450
There are two reasons why you’ll fall in love with the Jaguar F-Type P450: its looks and its performance.
For those who haven’t spent their lives dedicated to car culture, “performance” may seem like a dirty word. But in this case, performance is synonymous with fun. You don’t have to know exactly the science behind torque and horsepower so long as you know that those number mean you’ll have a near-instant response when you press the throttle, and you’ll feel glued to the asphalt even as you pick up speed on some curvy back roads. It’s the kind of car that will leave you feeling giddy but totally in control every time you’re behind the wheel. And if you’ve spent the last few years driving a Practical Mom Car, it’s time you treat yourself to something just for you.
And, yes, you’re going to love how it looks—and how it looks on you. No, looks aren’t everything, but there’s always something to be said for enjoying a well-crafted piece of machinery. The Jaguar F-Type P450 is exactly one of those cars.
So what are you waiting for, mama? It’s time to pamper yourself, convertible sportscar style.