2012 New York Motor Show Jaguar announced that they would be putting the F-TYPE sports car into production
At the 2012 New York Motor Show Jaguar announced that they would be putting the F-TYPE sports car into production, following the popularity of the C-X16 concept.
The Jaguar F-TYPE is the first two-seater sports car to be launched by Jaguar for over 50 years, since its predecessor, the iconic E-TYPE.
The car is still in testing and the films feature prototype vehicles which will be camouflage-wrapped in different ‘F’ denoted livery for each video until its official unveiling.
The first video, ##Q##Future##Q##, explores how F-TYPE is the symbol of Jaguar##Q##s future; with Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar##Q##s Global Brand Director describing his vision for the car.
They have also just released ##Q##Fearless##Q##, in which Jaguar##Q##s Design Director, Ian Callum, explores the design, performance and agility of the F-TYPE.
Further information about F-TYPE
Announced at the New York Motor show, and over fifty years since the launch of its predecessor, the iconic E-TYPE; the stunning two-seater F-TYPE sports car will be the newest addition to Jaguar’s model range.
Utilising Jaguar##Q##s industry-leading knowledge of all-aluminium construction, the F-TYPE will launch as a convertible, and a strict two-seater with the focus uncompromisingly on delivering driver reward. A range of supercharged petrol engines will be available (V6 and V8) – and all will deliver stunning sports car performance.
Currently undergoing development prior to going on sale mid-2013, the F-TYPE is being thoroughly tested ahead of its launch; taking on the most challenging roads, extremes of temperature and the harshest environments.
The core appeal of Jaguar##Q##s cars is their sporting heart, and that heart will beat stronger than ever before in the F-TYPE.
Its development is a vivid representation of the confidence and ambition of the Jaguar brand, and the desire amongst the engineers and design team to produce a world-leader in a market segment that we have been absent from for too long. Ian Callum, Jaguar##Q##s Director of Design, said: “A true sports car needs to be pure in both its purpose and its form; to have the opportunity to produce such a car for Jaguar has been a privilege both for myself and for my team. The C-type, D-type and E-type Jaguars were all sports cars that held true to this principle in their era, and the F-TYPE will hold true to that same principle in its time, a time that is soon to arrive.“
The F-TYPE will join Jaguar##Q##s existing range of cars – the XF saloon and Sportbrake, XJ saloon and XK coupe/convertible. Full F-TYPE technical and range details will be announced later in 2012. It will go on sale in mid 2013.