The F-Type is considerably cheaper than a Porsche 911, which isn't a bad place for the Jaguar to find itself.

It’s a position that our sources suggest buyers will respond to in numbers, keeping residual values even higher than those of the Porsche – at least for the time being. For private buyers,  this car looks like excellent value for money.

Nic Cackett

Nic Cackett

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The Jaguar F-Type V6 undercuts the equivalent Porsche 911 by £23k

The £9000 premium that Gaydon charges over the lesser V6, for the V6 S, sounds reasonable considering the extra power and performance offered by that model.

Throw in the active sports exhaust, adaptive dampers, launch control, high-performance brakes, limited-slip differential and full leather seats that the car gets as standard over and above the V6’s equipment level and it’s even harder to argue.

Fuel economy is competitive. Our touring test suggests the car will better 30mpg on a long, reasonably disciplined run.

Combined with a 72-litre tank (10 percent bigger than you’ll get in a 911), a 500-mile range for the car should be possible. That’s pretty exceptional.

The standard 19in alloys might make for a slightly better balance of grip than the 20s. Have the switchable exhaust (£350), the configurable Dynamic mode (£400) and the Meridian audio system (£1700). Avoid the powered tailgate.

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