Revealed: Jaguar F-Type


Here it is – the new Jaguar F-Type, uncovered and revealed to the world in all its glory.

It’s just the one image we’re getting for now: the full reveal will come next week on the eve of the Paris Motor Show (from 20:30 CEST on the 26th). Jaguar’s simply confirming for now that its all-new two-seater sports car will be there.

So what do we have here? A trio of F-Types, all wearing ‘S’ badges, in different hues including that pretty red that’s likely to be the signature launch colour of the new car. All are roadsters, following Jaguar’s confirmation the drop-top will launch first (the coupe following later in 2013).

Vent slots in abundance
Vent slots in abundance
PistonHeads readers, you can share your first thoughts on the styling. We’ll just point out a few key aspects that caught our eye, such as the C-X75-style grille, the bonnet vents that appear to be a prominent styling feature, and the front bumper that contains no less than five ventilation slots in addition to the main grille.

The rear overhang is short, giving a cab-back stance (it’s based on a shortened version of the all-aluminium XK platform), the rollover hoops have been made a prominent styling feature, doorhandles are flush-fit pop-out items and the headlights feature a sharp LED running light detail.

Rear wings carry a crease line on the top surface, and the bonnet is a clamshell design that also forms the top half of the front wings. Meanwhile, the peek at the interior suggests some of the C-X16 concept’s interior will be carried over too (we’ve included some images of the concept here, so you can judge for yourselves).

Clamshell bonnet has E-type echoes
Clamshell bonnet has E-type echoes
Note the bodykit on the red car, too – do the prominent side sills and crease line indicate this is the 5.0-litre supercharged car, instead of the 3.0-litre supercharged alternatives? Indeed, are all three variants shown here – 335hp 3.0 S/C on the left and 3.0 S/C 375 on the right?

This is it, then, the most important new Jaguar for years. What do you think?

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  • HighwayStar 27 Sep 2012

    cjb1 said:
    It's a Jaguar.

    It's stunningly beautiful.

    I want one.

    Now you can close this thread because I'm really good at this and I know what I'm talking about and no one can beat that because my opinion is the law, so cheerio Mr New Jaguar Thread........next.....
    My man... As Denzel would say smile
    Amen

  • HighwayStar 27 Sep 2012

    cjb1 said:
    Yeah, you, go and stand on the naughty step! An write one hundred times "In future I should keep my trp shut and not spout a load of nonesense about things of which I know nothing about" ......comparing Jguar's with coke tins indeed, have you been let out for the day without your carer?
    And that was only his 11th post... Completely out of his depth on here

  • cjb1 27 Sep 2012

    It's a Jaguar.

    It's stunningly beautiful.

    I want one.

    Now you can close this thread because I'm really good at this and I know what I'm talking about and no one can beat that because my opinion is the law, so cheerio Mr New Jaguar Thread........next.....

  • cjb1 27 Sep 2012

    williamp said:
    Serendipity72 said:
    I don't like these aluminium cars, in a really big crash they tend to tear without absorbing much energy. Try it with an empty coke can, give it a karate chop then start the tear at the fold. It is amazing how little effort it takes to continue the tearing.

    I asked the boss of a Jaguar body shop if he would rather have a crash in an X308 or an X350. He said the X308 every time because of this tearing problem.
    No he didnt, and no you didnt. You may be interested to know that JLR employ people in their crashworthyness department (and employ third parties sich as MIRA) to test for these things. In fact, they probably employ more then your entire year 10 maths class. Why not have a look at their NCAP ratings? or, ask a teacher if you need help

    Perosnally I think Ian Callum needs more recognition. With his creations he has done many things to make the world a more beautiful place. This, the XJ, the DB7. If he was French they would have named a park after him by now. Italian, he would be beatified.
    Yeah, you, go and stand on the naughty step! An write one hundred times "In future I should keep my trp shut and not spout a load of nonesense about things of which I know nothing about" ......comparing Jguar's with coke tins indeed, have you been let out for the day without your carer?

  • DonkeyApple 27 Sep 2012

    williamp said:
    Perosnally I think Ian Callum needs more recognition. If he was French they would have named a park after him by now. Italian, he would be beatified.
    Steady on chap. We don't want to get all hysterical like our little European chums. biggrin

    I'm sure that an almost imperceptable nod of the head will suffice, as always.

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