2017 Jaguar F-Type S: the Sporty, Luxurious Convertible

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Let me introduce you to the 2017 Jaguar F-Type S Convertible — the sporty, luxurious sports car that satisfies all of your driving needs.

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If there’s ever a place where a convertible seems like a must-have item, it’s going to be in Southern California simply because there are two seasons: summer and almost-summer. But even so, automotive enthusiasts want more than just something that goes topless — they need something that looks good, feels good and exhilarates while also delivering maximum comfort.

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With a 380 horsepower supercharged 3.0 liter V6, this convertible has the heart-pounding performance and gorgeous design most other cars are lacking.

It’s impossible to take a bad picture of this drop-top — it’s draped in beauty. The F-Type is so attractive, it makes the driver look good by proximity. There’s also the freedom to change the car’s look at traffic lights thanks to the soft-top going from zero to sun in 12 seconds.

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The detailing inside the car is like no other — Jaguar pulled out all the stops to create one of the most comfortable and posh cockpits in the sports car market. Sport seats with leather and suede are standard, and you can even choose the color of the ambient lighting to suit your mood. When Dynamic Mode is engaged, the interior lighting switches to red, letting you know that the engine, exhaust and suspension are ready to do some serious work.

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The F-Type’s aerodynamic design channels air effectively over the body panels, and also keeps the wind out of the cabin when the top is down. I could enjoy my music and carry a conversation with my passenger without shouting or getting blasted in the face by turbulent air. In the evenings, roll up the windows, turn up the temperature from the A/C, heated seats and steering wheel, and you’ve got a perfect bubble of warmth as you gaze up at the stars. In many ways the F-Type S Convertible is even more enjoyable at night because you don’t have to worry about wearing sunscreen.

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At first glance, you may not expect a lot of performance from such a luxurious convertible, but the F-Type’s quick-revving engine paired with a lightweight aluminum body structure and state-of-the-art suspension confidently delivers on the most challenging roads. It comes equipped with a configurable Dynamic Mode, allowing you to customize the behavior of the engine, steering and suspension for a more tailored experience. The active-exhaust bypass valves can be manually closed so you don’t disturb the neighbors, but that’s the only reason I can think of why you would restrict the glorious roar of the F-Type S — the off-throttle pops and growls of the exhaust are so satisfying.

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What the 2017 Jaguar F-Type S Convertible does best and what truly makes it special is its versatility to be a grand touring-style daily-driver while also delivering the performance of a pure sports car. Going for a canyon drive with your friends in the morning, but want to head to the beach right after? No problem — your Jaguar isn’t too dainty to run over some sand. On your way home from work and decide it’s time to blow off some steam with a spirited drive along the coast? Go ahead — your daily-driver likes to stretch its legs.

Sure, there are other cars just as capable as the 2017 F-Type S, but most have to be driven at the limit in order to get the best experience, and there are few among us who have the skills to do so.

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The F-Type S stands out because it offers a fun and fulfilling drive in the most common situations — commuting, running errands, going out on dates. And that, my friends, is the best value any driving enthusiast could ask for.

Spec your own 2017 Jaguar F-Type S Convertible at JaguarUSA.com.

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