Updated: Mon, 20 May 2013 04:15:00 GMT | By Tim Pollard, managing editor, MSN Cars
20 things we've learned about the Jaguar F-type

Few cars sound better than an F-type at full chat



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Few cars sound better than an F-type at full chat

Whoever tuned the F-type's exhausts deserves a medal. Even the base V6 models sound like an angry hornet snorting supercharged narcotics - and the V8 S range-topper bellows like an American muscle car. The gruff acoustics are intrinsic to the appeal of the F-type.

Such great aural pleasure is mostly down to the switchable exhaust. Flaps in the pipes open up at around 3000rpm to let the exhaust gases rip straight through - hell hath no fury when it's released to bypass the silencer... The F-type pops and cackles, booms and crescendoes like something born in Maranello, not Coventry.

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