F-Type is go!

F-Type is go!

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Twin Turbo

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5,544 posts

223 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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Well, maybe. According to Car magazine this month it'll be based on the 2007 model year X-Type (and that's going to be RWD - HURRAY!!).

There's also talk of an X-Type coupe (again, based on the '07 model) and a coupe based on the next S-Type. I really hope that baby looks like the R-Coupe concept.

Ian Callum's first production Jag will be the new XK, due in '04....can't wait.

ErnestM

11,594 posts

224 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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Any news on web sites about this? I would like to see a concept after all of the fuss made when it was shelved...

ErnestM

Twin Turbo

Original Poster:

5,544 posts

223 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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I don't think Car magazine has a website. There is an artist's impression in the mag though....looks like the original concept (front engine, rear wheel drive).

Hopefully, the long lead time will mean Jaguar will have time to develop this into a serious machine.

The article also states that the X-Type estate (due sometime soon) won't be replaced when the new (RWD) X-type arrives. Pity they didn't say the same about diesels....

granville

18,764 posts

218 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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Sounds rather moist.

Domster very kindly leant me a car mag from last year recently in which, quite coincidentally, there was a review of the then prototypal XKR-R which looked completely honed as a production proposition and was pitted against the might of Stuttgart's rather splendid GT3.

The Jag, er, won! No mean feat, by any standards.

Coventry can do proper dynamics but they seem to prefer tantilisation rather than actual sales to demonstrate this ability to maximum effect (all respects duly given to current R users which are crushingly competent gents' expresses, all the same).

marki

15,763 posts

227 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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Derestrictor said: Sounds rather moist.

Domster very kindly leant me a car mag from last year recently in which, quite coincidentally, there was a review of the then prototypal XKR-R which looked completely honed as a production proposition and was pitted against the might of Stuttgart's rather splendid GT3.

The Jag, er, won! No mean feat, by any standards.

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I recall that test , yes oh yes the XK-RR that was a beauty , and to beat the GT3 quite impressive stuff , but why don`t they ever build them , that XK-RR looked ready to roll

granville

18,764 posts

218 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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marki said:
I recall that test , yes oh yes the XK-RR that was a beauty , and to beat the GT3 quite impressive stuff , but why don`t they ever build them , that XK-RR looked ready to roll.



This is the question, Marki; Jag seem to get a hard on by everyone talking about their 'SVO' unit but saying 'NO!' every time someone like Tuff Noodles implores them to to the biz.

Wierd! Nust have something to do with marketing; all the worst decisions in the world have always been the fault of marketing departments.



shadowninja

71,022 posts

239 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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so this new f-type, will it look like the original design (which looked very tasty indeed, in a mildly aggressive sort of way) or the newer girly design which looked like a silver boxster drove rather quickly into the back of a silver slk?

adeewuff

567 posts

227 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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There you go...

shadowninja

71,022 posts

239 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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bloody hell! (that's like the original but a bit more aggressive still!)

nubbin

6,809 posts

235 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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It's a Tamora, except for the bonnet scoop!

ErnestM

11,594 posts

224 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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Agree with Shadowninja. I don't know how to explain it, but it looks more "Jaguar - ish" (term patent pending)

ErnestM

shadowninja

71,022 posts

239 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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probably the classic jag air intake... and possibly penned by Ian Callum?

ErnestM

11,594 posts

224 months

Monday 11th November 2002
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shadowninja said: probably the classic jag air intake... and possibly penned by Ian Callum?


I think you are right, I'd love to see the proposed tail end too...

ErnestM