Jaguar has partnered with Hot Wheels to promote the facelifted F-Type which was unveiled earlier today. But there's a surprise, this time around it unveiled the vehicle in the form of a Hot Wheels scale model, a 1:64 model to be precise. The new frontal design sees the previous vertically stacked headlights making way for slit-like horizontal units that give the sports vehicle a more menacing appearance. Well, the scale model was the best way to do that and of course, it had to navigate the 232-metre long Hot Wheels orange track laid out around Jaguar Land Rover's new Design Studio at Gaydon. The scale model navigated 25 loop-the-loops, three gravity-defying jumps and 44 corners along the custom-built track.
But enough about that let's get into what all has changed.
As for the full-size F-Type, it features an updated design with a more aggressive front fascia, a larger grille and slimmer headlights.
Inside, we see a new configurable 12,3-inch TFT instrument cluster as well as the Touch Pro infotainment system, now with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, as well as software-over-the-air functionality. The overall quality of materials within the cabin has improved over the predecessor.
The F-Type R, finally, will temporarily top the range - what with an inevitable SVR flagship on the horizon - offering 423 kW/700 N.m (up from 405 kW/680 N.m) to all four wheels via its supercharged 5,0-litre V8. The latter engine but with power sent to all four wheels will also be available in F-Type "First Edition" guise (again, in both coupé and convertible body styles).
Entering the vehicle, you'll find the same theatrics as the previous model, with deployable door handles and air vents also featuring on the facelifted model, however there is a new Touch Pro infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, and the system will improve over time thanks to over-the-air software updates.