Turn Yourself into a Jaguar F-TYPE S Expert by Watching This Review

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Alchemy. When you hear that word, you might envision ancient scientists attempting to transform lead into gold.

That’s not the only form the practice takes, though. Jaguar has altered it substantially and turned aluminum, as well as leather, epoxy, and four rubber tires, into a muscular, growling cat known as the 2016 F-TYPE S.

The presenter of the following video, Saabkyle04, has fundamentally changed himself as well. Through extensive research and studying, he’s become an encyclopedia of knowledge about the feline with the firepower of a 380-hp supercharged V6. The following video tour of the F-TYPE S is long, but dense with information about the spiritual successor to the E-Type, such as the sizes of its brakes, the new features Jaguar has introduced on it for the 2016 model year, and how much feedback the electric-assisted power steering provides.

It’s impossible to turn your brain into a sponge, but click the play button below and do your best to soak up all the info you can.

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Derek Shiekhi's father raised him on cars. As a boy, Derek accompanied his dad as he bought classics such as post-WWII GM trucks and early Ford Mustang convertibles.

After loving cars for years and getting a bachelor's degree in Business Management, Derek decided to get an associate degree in journalism. His networking put him in contact with the editor of the Austin-American Statesman newspaper, who hired him to write freelance about automotive culture and events in Austin, Texas in 2013. One particular story led to him getting a certificate for learning the foundations of road racing.

While watching TV with his parents one fateful evening, he saw a commercial that changed his life. In it, Jeep touted the Wrangler as the Texas Auto Writers Association's "SUV of Texas." Derek knew he had to join the organization if he was going to advance as an automotive writer. He joined the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in 2014 and was fortunate to meet several nice people who connected him to the representatives of several automakers and the people who could give him access to press vehicles (the first one he ever got the keys to was a Lexus LX 570). He's now a regular at TAWA's two main events: the Texas Auto Roundup in the spring and the Texas Truck Rodeo in the fall.

Over the past several years, Derek has learned how to drive off-road in various four-wheel-drive SUVs (he even camped out for two nights in a Land Rover), and driven around various tracks in hot hatches, muscle cars, and exotics. Several of his pieces, including his article about the 2015 Ford F-150 being crowned TAWA's 2014 "Truck of Texas" and his review of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, have won awards in TAWA's annual Excellence in Craft Competition. Last year, his JK Forum profile of Wagonmaster, a business that restores Jeep Wagoneers, won prizes in TAWA’s signature writing contest and its pickup- and SUV-focused Texas Truck Invitational.

In addition to writing for a variety of Internet Brands sites, including JK Forum, H-D Forums, The Mustang Source, Mustang Forums, LS1Tech, HondaTech, Jaguar Forums, YotaTech, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts. Derek also started There Will Be Cars on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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