Published on May 4th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
VOTY 2019//Sports Car – Jaguar F-Type
A sports car is something that’s made to evoke emotions. We aren’t looking for a vehicle that focuses too much on winning races, we’re looking for something that can turn heads and put a smile on the driver’s face. There are a lot of considerations to take in, including value.
That’s why the Jaguar F-Type is our winner this year. No matter what income bracket you’re in, a Jaguar F-Type is going to make you stand out. At the same time, we finally have a version with a high output 2-litre engine. That means you still get a healthy 300PS to play with, but you’re looking at an annual road tax of less than RM400.
This Ingenium engine also balances fuel economy with performance too. So it’ll get you from 0-100km/h in under 6 seconds, but sip fuel when you’re treating it more like a daily. And for less than RM600,000, there’s simply nothing else out this year that has the sex appeal and flair of this Jag.
Jaguar F-Type 2.0L Specifications
Power: 300bhp @5500rpm
Torque: 400Nm @1500-4500rpm
Price: From RM575,800.00
How VOTY Winners are selected.
Our process is simple and clean.
All cars launched in Malaysia within 13 months of 2019 are eligible for entry. We contact all car brands operating in the country and ask to test these cars. There are no participation fees, no buying of tables at the event, no charge whatsoever. All that’s needed is a fresh enough car, and a willingness to give our judges a test drive.
About a month before the event, the four judges from dsf.my and gohedgostan.com (Daniel Sherman Fernandes, Ross Hadi, Amirul Mukminin and Subhash Nair) convene to discuss which vehicles impressed us in each category. The judges can only vote on cars that they’ve driven. A simple majority is all it takes for a car to win in a category.
Our title sponsor Allianz recognises the integrity of our team and all players involved in deciding on winners and leaves all decisions to us regarding the winners. We hope our readers appreciate the efforts of all parties involved and provide us with feedback on how we can further improve on this.