Jaguar is celebrating the launch of its new F-Type sports car in the British market with a special #YourTurnBritain campaign. People were asked to share photos that encapsulate the best of modern Britain through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr. Contenders who submit the best images will have the chance to win one of the four unforgettable F-Type driving experiences.
Along with this contest, a total of six F-Type Union Jack models, wrapped in a special Union Flag livery will tour the Great Britain in an attempt to support the new campaign. This special F-Type will feature an exterior finish inspired by the recent "Best of British"-themed BBC Top Gear TV show.
The six special F-Types, which will start the British tour on August 12th, 2013 and will run through August 16th, will go from Edinburgh to Oxford. Londoners can admire the cars from August 12th through 23rd as they take residence at Canary Wharf.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Jaguar F-Type.
When Ferrari launched the 458 Italia , supercar lovers everywhere stood up and took notice. Things took a turn for the worse, as 458 Italias around the world started catching fire. After 10 units went up in flame just a few days after leaving the factory, Ferrari launched an investigation and eventually solved the problem, which likely cost a pretty penny.
It looks like now the history is about to repeat itself, as another new and exciting European sports car is running about the same pattern. The Jaguar F-Type is one of the latest and greatest sports cars to hit the market recently and Jag already delivered eight units in Belgium alone. Well, now there are only seven, as one unit in Herentals, Belgium went up in flame and burned to a crisp.
According to the driver, while he was cruising on the E313 he spotted a "defect" in the vehicle. He then pulled his new F-Type off of the highway and by the time he got out of the car, a fire broke out and and burned the Jag to an unrecognizable heap of charred metal and plastic. Fortunately though the driver was unhurt.
According to Jaguar officials, an expert will be sent in Belgium to investigate the event.
This is the Project 7, a fully-functional, high-performance sports car (translation: it’s not a concept) that highlights the automaker’s new F-Type roadster while also paying homage to its winning tradition at Le Mans that saw the automaker take home the title seven times between 1951-1990 - a record for a British manufacturer.
Notice that the blue paintwork of the Project 7 looks like a classic shade turned up for a modern purpose. That’s not an accident because this same color is reminiscent of the victorious Jaguar D-types of 1956/1957. Pretty interesting historical fact, huh?
And like we’ve already mentioned, the basis for the Project 7 is the F-Type, particularly the latter’s rigid all-aluminum architecture, providing the perfect starting point for Jaguar to add some tweaks and modifications and giving birth to quite a stunning sports car.
Updated 10/03/2013: Jaguar unveiled a new video featuring Ian Callum which explains the design process behind the new Project 7. Enjoy!
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Jaguar just revealed plans to unveil "an exciting design study" at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed set to take place at the end of this week. According to the first details we have on it, the model will be based on the F-Type roadster and will be driven up the Goodwood Hill by the company’s Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Mike Cross.
While these were all the official details revealed by Jaguar, we presume that this will be some kind of preview for the upcoming F-Type R version ; or even better, the previously rumored 700-horsepower F-Type R-S.
It is also worthy of note that this could simply be the debut of the F-Type Coupe . However, we don’t think that Jaguar would make a huge fuss over attaching a fixed-top roof to the F-Type. Also pointing to this being the R or R-S variant is the fact that Jag will put on display three other R and R-S variants of other models, including: XFR-S , XJR and XKR-S GT .
We’ll find out soon enough!
Click past the jump to read more about the Jaguar F-Type R.
Just the cars alone make the 24-minute-long video enticing, but getting to watch Chris beat the daylights out of them around whatever random track he happens to be on today. Needless to say, there is plenty of drifting going on and lots of beautiful engine noise.
So, which one does Chris prefer? Well, we’re not going to spoil the surprise for you; you’ll have to watch the video yourself.
Just yesterday the upcoming Jaguar F-Type Coupe was caught testing at the Nürburgring racetrack. Now, British magazine AutoExpress is offering us some awesome news. Apparently, Jaguar is developing a 700-horsepower R-S version of theF-Type Coupe .
According to a Jaguar insider, the company has developed an F-Type R-S with over 700 horsepower that will do over 200 mph. The new version will add a more aggressive design language and will be offered in the company’s French Racing Blue paint scheme reserved for models like the XKR-S.
In order to achieve these monstrous figures, Auto Express believes the F-Type R-S will likely borrow some of the technology used in the 900-horsepower C-X75 hybrid supercar. Translated, it could mean that the model will combine a turbocharged and supercharged 1.6-liter petrol engine with multiple electric motors to reach its 700-horsepower goal.
We respectfully disagree with the British magazine’s opinion, as we just can’t see Jag taking one of the most awesome-sounding cars in its lineup and installing a boosted, small-displacement engine. We are willing to bet that the R-S variant would use a finely tuned variant of the existing 5.0-liter V-8. Possibly a larger supercharger and some ECU recalibration to release the extra 205 horsepower needed to hit the 700-pony mark.
If these reports are not just hyperbole, we don’t expect to see the F-Type R-S until at least 2016.
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Last month, the hard-top version of the new F-Type was caught testing for the first time and today, our spy photographers caught it testing again. This time around, they caught it screaming around the Nürburgring. According to them, the F-Type Coupe was out for just some quick laps before it vanished again.
As no surprise, the new coupe version will remain basically identical to its roadster brother, except, of course, the hard top. The F-Type Coupe will borrow a lot of its exterior design from the C-X16 Concept , which was sexy in its own right.
Under its hood, the F-Type Coupe will keep the same engine lineup as the convertible variant, including a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 in the F-Type and F-Type S models and a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 in the F-Type V8 S version. Depending on the model, the F-Type Coupe will deliver anywhere between 340 to 495 horsepower.
We expect the Jaguar F-Type Coupe to hit the market in 2014.
Click past the jump for a closer look at the key spy shots
The fact that thenew Jaguar F-Type is enjoying great success shouldn’t be such a big surprise to anyone. This was all expected, considering how well the model was received on the market.
In a recent interview with Automotive News, global brand director, Adrian Hallmark, revealed that half of the 2013’s production units are already sold and that the customers who have ordered the car now will get it by the end of the year. He also announced that F-Type sales represent a total of 15 to 20 percent of the total 60,000 Jaguar units planned to be sold this year and that the sports car will be used to boost to brand’s image.
Jaguar is hopping that more than 90 percent of the F-Type buyers to be new clients to the brand because the car has no direct predecessor. With the F-Type, the company is also hoping to attract younger buyers, from markets like United States, the UK and Germany.
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Jaguar F-Type arrives in U.S. showrooms this month and, in order to promote the sports car the company launched a global advertising and marketing campaign called "Your Turn." It will include span across TV, cinema, print, digital, mobile and tablet, as well as experiential and social media. The first commercial aired a few days ago during the season finale of ABC’s ’Once Upon A Time’.
Jaguar is also offering you the possibility to test drive the new F-Type sports roadster, so if you want to be among the winners, go on Jaguar USA’s Facebook page and let them know why you should be one of the first to win a test drive in the all-new Jaguar F-Type !
Four winners will be selected based on their submission and the test drives will be held in different regions of the country: New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago. The drives will be filmed and shared across Jaguar USA’s social channels.
Okay guys, we have a question for you: who is Raquel Pomplun? You likely have no idea, unless you are a frequent reader of Playboy; and we’re sure you have neeever looked at that… Well, to shine some light on this beauty, she is the 2013 Playboy Playmate of the Year!
This is just a teaser video of the photo shot and we’re pretty sure the pictures will arrive shortly!
As a reminder, the F-Type is offered in three different trim levels: F-Type, F-Type S, and F-Type V8 S. The base model delivers a total of 340 horsepower, the S version goes up to 380 horsepower and the V-8 version delivers a total of 495 horsepower.