Jaguar F-Type Wins Performance Car of the Year Award

By Paul Joseph

The acclaimed Jaguar F-Type has added new notch to its decorated belt after winning the Performance Car of the Year category at the prestigious Honest John awards in the UK.

The two-seater British sportscar has now claimed over 175 awards for its revered industry-leading performance on both road and track.

The Honest John Awards winners are decided by data from, showing the most popular models of the past year

Rawdon Glover, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover UK, said: “The introduction of F-Type was a seminal moment in modern Jaguar history and one that we’re immensely proud of.

"Each and every Jaguar model in the range has taken inspiration from the F-Type's design and dynamic characteristics and it’s fantastic to see its timeless appeal shining as bright as ever with Honest John’s readership."

David Ross, Editor of, added, “While there is no shortage of desirable sports cars on the market, the F-TYPE still manages to stand out as something a bit special.

“The introduction of a more affordable 2.0-litre model hasn’t diminished this - in fact, it has only enhanced the F-Type’s reputation and made it even more popular with our readers.”

As standard, all F-Types now feature front and rear parking aids, rear camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, as well as offering several options including Adaptive and Configurable Dynamics and carbon ceramic brakes, making it a fantastically capable long-distance tourer and track-ready sportscar.

In celebration of 70 years of Jaguar sports cars, the F-Type range has been further enhanced by the addition of the Chequered Flag Special Edition.

Based on the F-Type R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible, and available with powerful four- and six-cylinder engines, the Chequered Flag features a range of subtle visual enhancements to the exterior and to the driver-focussed “1+1” cabin.

Highlights include a Black Contrast roof on the Coupé and a luxurious Windsor Leather interior featuring Performance seats with embossed headrests, a Dark Brushed Aluminium centre console trim finisher and – in recognition of Jaguar’s motorsport successes – a steering wheel with discrete Chequered Flag logo and red leather band to mark the 12 o’clock position.

The Jaguar F-Type is available to order now, priced from £52,310 in the UK,

By Paul Joseph