When you compare the supercharged V-8 monsters in some of the cars which are popular, like SRT Hellcats and Camaro ZL1, the V98 engine of the F-type proves to be better with its 495-hp. Sharp throttle response, the considerably silent superchargers and the quick shifting automatic transmission are the redeeming features which makes it one up on its rivals. After spending quite some time on the wheels of the F-type, an editor went as far as terming it as overkill but we think that it is a great compliment to the car and the brand.
What we did not find pleasant in the F-Type is its crazy exhausts which starting wearing on the team with its rumble and the loud symphony being played under the muffler. Even after the sport-exhaust mode has been taken-off the persisting retorts and snarls refuse to go away. With the accompany noise and the overkill orange paint the car continued to get the attentions of people who pointed their fingers at it which may not augur well for a car we would like to take on daily commute. Softness is not on the menu of this F-type.
The test F-type V-8 Roadster underwent repairs worth $3000 during the drive and within the first month, it means we have broken the car. In our case, it required the replacing of a pair of tires and wheels. Why so soon? The road we used to drive remained utterly ruined with potholes after the last winter and this summer the Michigan state legislature shot down a gas-tax increase which otherwise would have been used for the repairing of roads. Lastly folks around here like to use SUVs and pickups for their own reasons. We took the F-Type Roadster to the northern side of Michigan which offered a lot of top-down and warm cruising around Lake Michigan.