Jaguar F-Type, the sports convertible with which the British try to attack Porsche, will debut in a world premiere at 2012 Paris Motor Show. The British model will be available with three engines: two V6 and a V8.
Although it was obvious from the teasing period that Jaguar accomplishes by five months now for its future sports model, the entire automotive press awaited for the official confirmation of the launch of the F-Type production version, that will be done at 2012 Paris Motor Show.
Jaguar F-Type – The debut
The new Jaguar F-Type, presented in camouflaged form since five months ago and presented like this even at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ( Goodwood House, West Sussex, England) in June, will be presented in its final version at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The model will go on sale later, customers entering into possession of commissioned cars starting with summer 2013.
The new Jaguar F-Type will be placed on the auto-market very interesting. Developed on an aluminum platform, will be available with three petrol engines in the original offer – two V6 of 340 (254 kW/345 PS) and 380 hp (283 kW/385 PS) and a turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 of 550 hp (410 kW/558 PS) and 680 Nm (502 lb/ft), coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission and and the Start/Stop system.
The basic versions of Jaguar F-Type will directly attack the Porsche Boxster and is expected to have starting price of around £55,000, while the top version will attempt to encroach on the Porsche 911 Cabriolet. F-Type will be available in the first phase only in a convertible version, even if the prototype on which the model from Albion was developed, C-X16, it was a coupe.
“A true sports car should be designed to be pure as purpose and shape. It was a privilege for me and my team to have the opportunity to produce this type of car. C-Type, D-Type and E-Type sports cars were remaining faithful to the principles of the era in which they were born, and F-Type will be true to the principles of its time, one that is expected to arrive,” said Ian Callum, head of Jaguar Design.
Jaguar F-Type Video
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