Jaguar F-Type to debut in Paris
The car has been much trailed, even competing in ‘camouflaged’ form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
In announcing the F-Type debut, Jaguar has also confirmed that it will be launched as a convertible with three petrol engine options.
These will comprise Jaguar’s new supercharged 3.0-litre V6 with either 335bhp or 375bhp, and a range-topping supercharged 5.0-litre V8. This is based on the existing 503bhp unit but Jaguar is yet to reveal its power in the F-Type – it is expected to be lower.
All three engines will drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed auto transmission, and all will be fitted with start-stop technology.
Jaguar Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark is describing the Paris reveal as a truly significant day in the brand’s history; “It will mark the company’s return to the sports car market, a market it originally helped to create,” he says.
“As its sporting forebears did in their era, the F-Type will break new ground by delivering stunning sports car performance while vividly demonstrating Jaguar’s cutting-edge engineering technologies and world-class design excellence,” Hallmark adds.
Words by: Andrew Charman