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Jaguar Previews All-New F-Type Roadster Based on the C-X16 Study, Goes on Sale in 2013

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Jaguar is moving like a cheetah with the development of its new sports car model that was teased at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show through the C-X16 Concept study.

Today, at the New York Auto Show, the company announced the production model will be called the F-Type and it will launch as a roadster in mid-2013. A coupe variant will most likely follow in 2014.

"We showed the C-X16 concept in September 2011, and the reaction to it has been so positive that we've accelerated our development of an all-new Jaguar sports car," commented Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Global Brand Director.

"That car will be called the F-TYPE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year. The core appeal of Jaguar's cars is their sporting heart, and that heart will beat stronger than ever before in the F-TYPE," he added.

The F-Type will be a strictly two-seater model positioned under the XK range, which also includes a coupe and a convertible model.

Together with the announcement, Jaguar published a batch of pictures of the F-Type roadster in a camouflage-like wrap.

Jaguar did not say if the F-Type will use the concept's hybrid system that combines a 380-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with a 95HP electric motor integrated in the eight-speed automatic transmission’s structure, but it is believed that a similar setup will be offered down the line.

The production model will most likely launch with a conventional V6 powerplant.

The new F-Type model will be positioned between the Porsche Boxster and the 911 Convertible.


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7 Comments:

car mirrors said... »April 04, 2012

I like the design of this new jag

Nick said... »April 04, 2012

I already love what I can see of this body !!

AstonMartin said... »April 04, 2012

Looks good however I wish the coupe was being introduced at the same time and not in 2014.  Hopefully a new XKR will be ready to roll out by then too.

Peacemaker ic said... »April 05, 2012

*excited*

small light sportcar with jag handling and more personality than a porsche. what more could you ask for?

RGT said... »April 05, 2012

I hope they bring out a hardtop version similar to the C-X16 concept, and don't stray too far from that design on this car. Let's hope the new XK won't be as ugly as the current one.

plattform said... »April 07, 2012

[IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/b7xqic.jpg[/IMG]
Rendered it for kicks on photoshop. Hope you like.

Micko said... »April 11, 2012

very nice for the all-new Jaguar sports car.. i love this car..

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