Here are five cars for you if you do not want to buy the Jaguar F-Type

first_imgThe Jaguar F-Type is the latest entrant to the India market from the JLR group, owned by Tata. The F-Type has been grabbing since day one and Badminton ace Saina Nehwal is also contemplating to buy one.But if somehow you don’t want to go for the Satan-taming monster from hell, you can relax. Here are five other options that you can go for if you are not feeling particularly Jaguar-ish.Ford MustangYes, the Mustang has been here for quite a while, and finally made its entry to the Indian market last year. The Mustang is available only in the GT version with its naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 petrol mated to a 6-speed transmission churning out 395bhp. Creature comforts are similar to those found on luxury cars like radar guided cruise control, sensor key, and comes with what Ford calls as the Blue Oval MyFord Touch which is optional.  The Mustang costs Rs 71 lakhs, ex-showroom.Porsche 718No, we are not talking about the Le Mans winning Porsche 718, but this time Porsche has gone for the amalgamation of the Boxster and the Cayman. The drop top version will be called the 718 Boxster and the hardtop version will be known as the cayman. However this can be confusing for some buyers as the new Porsche 718 is actually a clever addition to the 981 series of its Boxster/Cayman models.The new Porsche 718 will come in two engine versions – 2.0- and 2.5-litre four-cylinder but not the straight six anymore. This is Porsche’s latest flat-four which Porsche claims is more economical and low on emissions. Also, Porsche wanted to keep a gap between the Porsche 911 and the Porsche 718. The 2.0-liter four-pot with 295bhp will power the Boxster/Cayman while the “S” versions will have a 345bhp four-pot for the 2 variants.advertisementFinally, the Porsche will get the 7-speed PDK dual clutch automatic gearbox along with the optional Sport Chrono Package which helps with quicker gear shifts. The Cayman starts at Rs 77 lakhs ex-showroom and the Boxster starts at Rs 81 lakhs ex-showroom.Porsche 911No, the 718 and the 911 do not look the same, although they look the same until they are parked right in front of you, they have different performance, and price tags as well. The 911 range contains the Carrera, Carrera 4, Targa 4, Carrera Cabriolet, Varrera 4 Cabriolet, Carrera S, Carrera 4S, Targa 4S, Carrera 4S Cabriolet, Carrera S Cabriolet, Turbo, GT3, Turbo Cabriolet, Turbo S, and finally the Turbo S Cabriolet.This is the 991 range of Porsches which has a similar looking quad-LED headlamp, reminiscent of the 918 RSR, and undergoes a full aluminium reconstruction, lighter than its 997 siblings by over 50 kilograms.The most basic 911 gets the standard 3.0-litre straight six turbocharged petrol engine generating 370bhp and prices start at Rs 1.39 crores (ex-showroom).BMW Z4The Z4 has remained in BMW’s CBU range of vehicles here in India. This is however the 2014 model and which soon becomes the outgoing model as BMW is slated to launch the Z4 roadster this November and the all new Z4 next year. Although the Z4 has a 2.0- and 3.0-litre twin turbo options, the Indian market will only get the SDrivei35 which produces 301bhp of power and is mated to a 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. Prices are slated to start at Rs 81 lakh, ex-showroom.Aston Martin V8 VantageThe last of the lot, is the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and also grants you entry to the world of the gentleman’s sports car. This is the baby version of the V12 Vantage and is a road focused grand tourer.The V8 Vantage is powered by a 4.3-liter V8 which produces 380bhp mated to a 6-speed transmission with the power directed at the rear wheels. Price starts at Rs 1.76 crores ex-showroom.last_img

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