The two-tone dials are pointedly analogue and noticeably bolder, while the button to access Jaguar’s familiar Dynamic mode is now a slider switch that must be armed like a missile array, and is picked out (along with the gearshift paddles and engine start button) in a metallic orange finish.
Most functions are mastered via a centre console meant to be solely the preserve of the driver. The passenger’s side is clearly demarcated by a prominent grab handle and slightly different trim finishes: there can be no mistaking that this is a cabin meant for the driver, and for driving.
The cockpit isn’t without one or two quality question marks – the dials flex a little on their mountings, the indicator stalks feel cheap and some of the materials aren’t finished in a manner consistent with the F-Type’s pricing – but the overall impression is one of stylish, luxurious and convincing substance. The meagreness of the 196-litre boot is still an issue, though. It’s big enough for a couple of soft bags, but that doesn’t make it big enough.
As for trims, they are largely limited to the five models available - F-Type, R-Dynamic, 400 Sport, R and SVR. Entry-level cars come fitted with 18in alloy wheels, xenon headlights, LED rear lights, a deployable rear spoiler, active sports exhaust and a passive sprung suspension set-up on the outside, while inside there is electrically adjustable sports seats, a leather upholstery and Jaguar's 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system complete with sat nav and a 170W Meridian sound system.
Upgrade to R-Dynamic and the F-Type Convertible gains extra glossy black trim, adaptive LED headlights and 19in alloys, but if you opt for the 375bhp V6 model you will find 20in alloys, adaptive suspension and a limited slip differential fitted as standard.
The limited edition 400 Sport models gain a unique satin grey exterior and alloys, with dashes of yellow on the bodywork, inside there are aluminium paddles shifters, numerous 400 Sport decals and a premium leather upholstery trimmed with yellow stitching.
The range-topping R and SVR models not only get the stunning 5.0-litre V8 engine under the bonnet but also 20in alloy wheels, all-wheel-drive system, electronic active differential, keyless entry and go, aluminium dashboard trim and ambient interior lighting, while the SVR gains forged alloy wheels, a lightweight titanium exhaust, a beefy bodykit, a carbonfibre rear wing, front parking sensors and heated steering wheel.