It probably takes a lot of hard work trying to keep a model a secret until its official official launch date. Fortunately for all of us, we have learned that this rarely ever happens as many automakers have all kinds of leaks, including Jaguar and its upcoming F-Type. The first official image of the new F-Type has surfaced on the internet revealing the small roadster in all its glory. Jaguar didn’t have much choice but to admit that this was a real photo and not just another rendering.
The sports cars shown in this image illustrate just how much the new F-Type took from the design of the C-X16 Concept that was unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. They include the concept’s split air intakes on the front end and the long bonnet, emitting a sense of power and elegance that we have grown accustomed to from Jaguar. Under the hood, there will be a choice of three engines: a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine with an output of either 340 or 380 HP and the existing supercharged 5.0-liter V8 offered for the R Version.
The new Jaguar F-Type will be making its world debut next week at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Jaguar has confirmed that the future F-Type two-seater convertible will be priced under the current XK, or at about $85,000. That would mean the F-Type Coupe would have a similar if not identical engine lineup and will also be in the same price bracket, possibly with a few thousand dollars knocked off.
British automaker Jaguar is teaming up with American singer and all-around hottie Lana del Rey to promote the former’s upcoming F-Type sports car. For a company that’s hitting all the right spots with their marketing endeavors recently, Jag hit another home run by tapping one of the best indie songbirds in the music industry right now.
After all, Lana del Rey is the personification of a girl that every warm-blooded man hopes to be locked in step with. She’s got a voice that can serenade a pack of big cats, a gorgeous face that can make men weep, and an all-around appeal that can convince people of any gender to buy the products that has her name attached to it.
Maybe that’s why Jaguar wanted to collaborate with regards to the automaker’s highly anticipated F-Type sports car. The F-Type/del Rey campaign hasn’t been released yet, but rest assured, we’ll be keeping our antennae on the highest frequency and provide everything you need to know regarding the capacity of del Rey’s involvement with Jaguar.
We’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of the new Jaguar F-Type, which is due for unveiling at the Paris Auto show on September 29th through October 14th. Sightings of the F-Type have been plentiful, but it is heavily disguised in an F-Laden wrap, leaving just enough to the imagination to have us intrigued.
Well, Jaguar decided to toss us a little teaser in the form of a video, which you can see above, roughly a month before the car’s unveiling. The video has the F-Type on center stage and Jag engineer, Ian Hoban, playing a supporting role as the narrator. He proceeds to remind the world of something that has gotten lost lately: what a true sports car is. It’s not a big bundle of muscle, it is a manageable car with high power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratio. It’s also responsive, and handles and brakes on demand.
Hoban claims that the F-Type will live up to what the definition of a true sports car really is. The F-Type will meet this sports car definition using a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 or a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine – the latter engine already exists in Jaguar’s lineup. Power will head to the rear wheels via a shift-happy 8-speed transmission. The F-Type will also help save a little fuel, as it will boast start-and-stop technology.
The video really gives us a good listen to the throaty pitch that the new F-Type will deliver. We gotta say that so far, we are rather impressed by it. The guise that it wears, however, seems to show us a fairly bland and pretty typical Jaguar body. We’ll see what the final result in next month and then make a final judgment on it. Until then, thanks for the ear candy, Jaguar!
Click past the jump to read Jaguar’s press release.
Finally, the Jaguar F-Type made its public debut at Goodwood and tackled the hill climb with its 380-horsepower, 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 whistling away and its top down. Unfortunately, the Jag was still wearing its rather funky looking camo, but it’s easy to get a good idea of what we are going to see once it’s officially released.
Its appearance at Goodwood and its hill climb run is not the only F-Type talk going around. Recently, an unconfirmed rumor has come about that has all of us auto junkies’ interest on high alert. Supposedly, Jaguar is cooperating with Williams F1 to build 20 racing spec F-Types.
The rumored intention for these racing spec F-Types is to enter in the FIA’s GT3 competition. According to the rumors, which are fueled by AutoExpress, the GT3 F-Types will not have the factory 3.0-liter under the hood, but rather a 500-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. This is anticipated to get the F-Type to 60 mph in just shy of 4 seconds and pump its top speed up to nearly 200 mph.
As we said, these are completely unconfirmed rumors, but seeing a race-ready F-Type would not surprise us. It would also help increase public awareness in this new Jag on the market.
We’ll keep a close eye on this situation and let you know if any additional rumors or hard facts become available.
While we are all waiting to see the new Jaguar F-Type next week at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the company is busy testing out the sports roadster at the famous Nurburgring race track. British magazine, AutoCar, was lucky enough to shoot a video of the hot laps, allowing us to hear the sound of the 3.0 liter V6 supercharged engine!
This engine delivers a total of 250 HP in a normally aspirated version and 375 HP in the supercharged R version. As you probably know, the F-Type will be built as a two-seater convertible, with a coupe version to follow, and will feature all-aluminum construction. It will be priced under the current XK, so expect to pay about $85K if you want to buy one.
This is all we have for now, but tune in next week when the official details of the Jaguar F-Type are revealed!
Jaguar was out and about this past weekend testing all of its latest and hottest models. Earlier today, we brought out spy shots of the race track version for the XKR-S and now we’ve got images of the hot R-version of Jaguar’s upcoming F-Type.
Jaguar has already confirmed that the standard F-Type will be powered by a new V6 engine that delivers a total of 250 HP in a normally aspirated version and 375 HP in the supercharged R version. This model will be set to take on the Porsche Boxster and the BMW Z4. The future R version, however, will be powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine and will target models like the Aston Martin Vantage and the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG.
When compared to the standard F-Type, the R version will be distinguished by a set of quad exhausts, more prominent front and rear bumpers, a new set of wheels, and a sportier interior.
The standard F-Type will be unveiled in September 2012 and the F-Type R version will follow a few months later.
Back in April 2012, Jaguar officially confirmed that the F-Type sports car wold be coming, except they only confirmed it in a coupe version and a roadster version. Now, recent spy shots have revealed that an R version is also under development. Come on, anyone knows that all Jaguars come with their own R version, so this little development shouldn’t have taken anybody off-guard.
The future Jaguar F-Type R will be powered by the usual supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine used in almost all the other R models, but detuned to around 450 HP, which is still pretty impressive for such a tiny sports car.
Compared to the standard F-Type, the R version will get a set of quad exhausts, more prominent front and rear bumpers, a new set of wheels, and a sportier interior.
It is believed that the R version will be launched at the same time as the standard version, so expect to see the new F-Type in all its glory later in September 2012.
Now all we need to complete the lineup is for the Jaguar F-Type RS to get picked.
The Beijing Auto Show press days are here and just before the doors officially open to the public, Jaguar has announced the two latest additions to its current engine line-up. Both engines will be forced-injection and mated to eight-speed ZF transmissions, making these new additions look extremely attractive.
The range-topper of the two will be a supercharged, 3.0 liter V6 while a turbocharged 2.0 liter in-line four cylinder will also make its world debut. Unsurprisingly, the new V6 engine will deliver more power and torque than the four-cylinder, delivering 340HP in base tune and up to 380HP when the engine is fitted to the incredible F-TYPE roadster previewed a few weeks ago.
Jaguar is keen to point out that the new V6 draws on the technology used in their flagship 5.0-liter V8, so the British manufacturer seems to have hit a home run with this latest addition. As previously mentioned, it will be supercharged making use of a twin-vortex unit and a water-cooled intercooler.
As for the new four-cylinder, it is said to pump out 240HP and is a direct decedent of the 2.0-liter unit offered in the stunning Range Rover Evoque. Furthermore, this engine will only tip the scales at 304 lbs, and is likely to be offered in future base Jaguar models, as well as an entry-level variant of the F-TYPE sports car.
A few weeks ago, Jaguar officially revealed the first spy shots for the upcoming F-Type roadster. The F-Type will be announced later in 2012 and will borrow about 95% of its design elements from the C-X16 Concept announced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. We couldn’t wait to see the final product, so we went to the drawing board for a quick glimpse into the future.
The future Jaguar F-Type will be powered by a new 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers a total of 250 HP in a normally aspirated version and 375 HP in the supercharged R version. Jaguar has also confirmed that the future F-Type will be built as a two-seater convertible and will feature all-aluminum construction. The model will be priced under the current XK, or at about $85,000.
Let us know what you think of the rendering for the upcoming Jaguar F-Type roadster in the comment section below!
In a recent statement, Tata Motors CEO Carl-Peter Forster confirmed that Jaguar is indeed working on a replacement for the X-Type and the long-awaited "F-Type" roadster. Production version of the F-Type will be called XE and, as previously reported, will be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Both models will be offered in several variations. Forster also announced that Jaguar is currently testing an estate version for the XF luxury sedan.
All he said about the X-Type replacement is that it will be built on a new generation medium-size rear-drive aluminum platform, that will also be used for the XE and the replacement for today’s XF.
The XE will be built on an all-new aluminum platform and will be powered by a V8 petrol engine with 385hp in a naturally aspired version and 510 hp in the supercharged version. Reports also suggest that the upcoming XE will be made as a hybrid variant. The gas/electric vehicle will use a much more efficient lithium ion battery pack, as opposed to today’s nickel based energy storage devices.