Jaguar confirms new sports car F-Type, launch in 2013
Its now official, Jaguar will launch an all new sports car. The car will be called the F-TYPE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year. The new F-Type is based on the C-X16 concept car was shown first to public in September 2011.
The new F-Type will take place of the legendary E-Type which was discontinued 37 years back. The F-Type will be all-aluminium construction and will initially be launched as a convertible with two seats and a canvas roof.
The car will be built at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant and the company has moved to final on-road testing of the engineering prototypes.
I an Hoban, Jaguar’s Vehicle Line Director said: ‘The engineering development of the F-TYPE has focused on delivering a heightened level of dynamic driving reward. We are excited about our progress to date and are lòòking forward to soon being able to demonstrate what we have achieved.’
Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: ‘A true sports car needs to be pure in both its purpose and its form; to have the opportunity to produce such a car for Jaguar has been a privilege both for myself and for my team. The C-type, D-type and E-type Jaguars were all sports cars that held true to this principle in their era, and the F-TYPE will hold true to that same principle in its time, a time that is soon to arrive.’
Full F-TYPE technical and range details will be announced later in 2012. It will go on sale in mid 2013. Jaguar F-Type will come in a range of petrol engines be capable of 0-60mph in under five seconds
The F-Type will mostly likely compete with the likes of Porsche Boxster S and will be a true Jaguar sports car.