2013 Jaguar F-Type, the new roadster launched at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, has already recorded 2,000 orders from customers in Europe. The value represents a third from the sales expectations for 2013.
Jaguar announced that the new F-Type has already registered 2,000 orders. The announcement is important for the British brand because their sale expectations for the new roadster in 2013 is situated between 6,000 and 7,000 units. Most orders came from the European customers, this market being the first one on which the 2013 Jaguar F-Type will be available, the U.S. market is also expected to get an impressive number of orders.
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2013 Jaguar F-Type – Price & Engine & Design
The British representatives expect that the new 2013 Jaguar F-Type to record up to 10,000 units per year by 2014. Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s global brand director, says that the sports car segment has a huge potential and the expected success of the F-Type should reflect on other models in the range.
2013 Jaguar F-Type engine range will include two V6 engines and a V8. The Start-Stop system is offered as standard.
The basic version is simply called F-type and is driven by a 3.0-liter V6 engine. It develops 340 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque (450 Nm) available between 3,500 – 5,000 rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds (100 km/h – 5.3 sec) and can reach 161 mph (260 km/h). The combined fuel economy is 31.4 mpg (9.0 l/100km), according to the European standards.
The mid range power version is F-Type S, which offers 380 hp and 339 pound-feet of torque (460 Nm) from the same 3.0-liter V6 engine. It needs 4.8 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph (100 km/h – 4.9 sec), and is able to accelerate up to a top speed of 171 mph (275 km/h). The combined fuel economy is 31.0 mpg (9.1 l/100km), according to the European standards.
The top version is called F-Type V8 S and has the 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 495 hp and 461 pound-feet of torque (625 Nm) available between 2,500 – 5,500. This ensures a sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds (100 km/h – 4.3 sec) and a top speed electronically limited to 186 mph (300 km/h). The combined fuel economy is 25.5 mpg (11.1 l/100km), according to the European standards.
2013 Jaguar F-Type S and F-Type V8 S are offered in standard with an active exhaust system that can provide a more sporty sound at the pressing of a button. In addition, there is an active rear spoiler that rises automatically to provide aerodynamic downforce up to 264 lbs (120 kg).
Regardless of engine choice, 2013 Jaguar F-Type is offered as standard with an 8-speed Quickshift transmission (automatic). The S version of F-Type comes with a Dynamic Launch feature, which assists at a better start. The new F-Type will have the handling provided by a front double A-arm suspension made of aluminum, the rear suspension presenting the same configuration.
While the basic version of F-Type will attack the 2013 Porsche Boxster, the top version will try to compete with the 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet. Initially, F-Type will be offered only in roadster version, but Jaguar will launch a coupe version one year and a half after the onset of the convertible version.
2013 Jaguar F-Type, seen as the spiritual successor to the legendary E-Type, it’s expected to hit showrooms starting with May (contact your local dealer for more information). Here are the prices for the North American market: F-Type from $69,000, F-Type S from $81,000 and F-Type V8 S from $92,000 (price does not include $875 destination and delivery). In Europe prices will start at around £55,000.
“Jaguar is a founding member of the sports car segment with a rich sporting bloodline stretching over 75 years, and in the F-TYPE we’ve reignited that flame. The F-TYPE isn’t designed to be like anyone else’s sports car. It’s a Jaguar sports car – ultra-precise, powerful, sensual and, most of all, it feels alive.” Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar
“Every aspect of a sports car, dimensionally, allows us to create something that is visually exciting; visceral as well as physical. To me the definition of sports car design is being fit for purpose, wrapping up the occupants and mechanicals in the most exciting, beautiful and sensual package possible with no unnecessary surfaces or adornment. A piece of design should tell a story and this is why every line in the F-TYPE has a start, a direction and a conclusion. If you approach every line individually and get it as aesthetically correct as possible, get the dimensions right, it will stand the test of time.” Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
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