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Watch Out, the Jaguar F-Type Cometh to Steal Thine Heart

Watch Out, the Jaguar F-Type Cometh to Steal Thine Heart

I love the Jaguar E-type, so I have to admit that when I saw the Jaguar F-Type, I was immediately hooked, I have a helpless crush which can only lead to a very tragic solution in the future and it might just break or hurt a relationship or two. Why, because I can see myself going to the bank with eyes closed, oblivious to any marital or financial implication, to place an order for ther Jaguar F-Type.

The all-aluminium Jaguar F-type, two-seater convertible, aims to deliver performance, agility and driver involvement when it is launched. According to Jaguar delivery of the F-Type will commence from mid 2013 in the UK.

Three models of the Jaguar F-Type will be available at launch; the F-Type, the F-type S and the F-Type V8 S.

The F-type will have a 3.0l V6 engine churning out 250kW and 350Nm (fuel consumption of 9.0l/100km and 209g/km), the F-Type S has an uprated 3.0l V6 engine churning out 280kW and 460Nm (fuel consumption of 9.1l/100km and 213g/km), whilst the F-Type V8 S has a 5.0l V8 engine churning out 364 and 625Nm (fuel consumption of 11.1l/100km and 259g/km). All the F-Type variants sport an 8-speed ‘Quick Shift’ transmission albeit with varying Final drive ratios.

The V6-powered S model also includes a Dynamic Launch feature, which optimises acceleration from rest.

The claimed 0-100km/h accelerations for the F-Type, F-Type S and the F-Type V8 S, are 5.1, 4.8s, and 4.2s respectively, with the claimed top speeds being electronically limited at 260km/h, 275km/h and 300km/h respectively.

To encourage driver engagement Jaguar has fettled with the exhaust by adding valves in the exhaust system which open under load from 3000rpm which allows the exhaust note to build to a thrilling crescendo at the redline.  This active exhaust system will be standard on the S and V8 S models.

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar said: “A piece of design should tell a story and this is why every line in the F-TYPE has a start, a direction and a conclusion. If you approach every line individually and get it as aesthetically correct as possible, get the dimensions right, it will stand the test of time.”

Yes, I do agree. The F-Type has what it takes to become a classic of our time, am I being too subjective, perhaps but I believe Jaguar has struck a good cord by creating a relatively well balanced design.

The design of the Jaguar F-Type remains true to the Jaguar CX-16 concept which was unveiled in 2011. The front of the F-TYPE features a new interpretation of the bold angular Jaguar grille from which flows the muscular clamshell bonnet with its signature ‘power bulge’.

The rear of the car features an active rear spoiler which deploys at speed to reduce lift by up to 120kg. “Full LED rear lamps create a new Jaguar sports car signature by reinterpreting classic cues from the past and, by wrapping around to the trailing edge of the rear wheelarch, emphasise the powerful stance of the car and its rear-wheel drive sporting potential.”

The interior of the Jaguar F-Type has a rather asymmetric cabin, in that the driver and passenger side of the cabin are rather differentiated by the use of different trim materials, with a more technical finish on the driver’s side.

The controls are ergonomically grouped by function, having taken inspiration from fighter plane cockpits, and the joystick-shaped SportShift selector controlling the eight-speed transmission further echoes it’s aeronautical inspiration.

Another innovative feature of the interior are the trick air vents on top of the dashboard which only deploy when instructed to by either the driver or complex control algorithms, staying tucked discreetly out of sight in other circumstances.

Here’s to seeing a few more of these Jaguar F-Type’s on our roads, and making our dreary journeys to work a bit more bearable.

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2013 Jaguar F-TYPE S Unveiled

2013 Jaguar F-TYPE S Unveiled

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More Jaguar F-Type Videos Ahead Of Unveiling

More Jaguar F-Type Videos Ahead Of Unveiling

In the last week we have seen a number of Jaguar F-type pictures leaked on the web and to some extent we all know what it will look like. However Jaguar has not caved in and released any official pictures, what it has continued to do is release more footage of its disguised Jaguar F-type.

In the last 4 days Jaguar has released 3 videos; ‘The F-type Is Coming,’ ‘The F-type Focused,’ and the “F-type Fierce.’ The last two videos are taken at two renowned test tracks, ‘The F-Type Focused’ video is shot at the North Loop of the  Nürburgring and the ‘F-Type Fierce’ video is shot at the Nardo Test Track in Italy.

Enjoy the Jaguar F-Type teaser videos. It’s only 3 more days to the beginning of the Paris Motor Show, so lets hope we can keep our calm untll then.

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Jaguar F-Type Picture Leaked

Jaguar F-Type Picture Leaked

The Jaguar F-Type is based on the concept CX-16 which was showcased at the 2011 Franfurt Motor Show and will officially debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

However a picture of the Jaguar F-type leaked yesterday, thanks to photographer Chris Doane, which according to the website Motoring Authority, had the caption “Something interesting just popped up in my inbox…”

The picture showcases three convertible’s which seem to bear their resemblance to the CX-16, more especially at the front –end, indicating that Jaguar has done it’s best to keep the F-type as close as possible to the concept CX-16.

The F-Type will be launched as a convertible with a choice of three petrol engines: a 250kW and 280kW version of Jaguar’s all-new 3.0-litre supercharged V6, and a new derivative of its existing supercharged 5.0-litre V8. All will drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission and will be equipped with Stop/Start technology.

From an engineering perspective Jaguar has spend quite a bit of time testing the Jaguar F-Type in the virtual environment, having run numerous computer simulation in an effort to reduce physical real world prototypes. Based on the teaser videos it has released over the last few months and the appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June of this year, it seems they have done a great job in developing the car.

Thanks to Motoring Authority for the headsup.

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Jaguar Announces New F-Type

Jaguar Announces New F-Type

Jaguar confirmed yesterday on the 4th of April that they will be introducing a new model to their current line-up which consists of the XF, XJ and XK. The new model will be called the F-Type.

The new F-Type is based on the concept C-X16 which was first revealed at the Frankfurt motor show last year.

Speaking at the New York auto show Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, confirmed: “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.”

The production version of the car will be revealed later in 2012. Full F-Type technical and range details will also be announced later in 2012 with planned sales starting in mid 2013.

The F-TYPE will launch as a convertible, and a strict two-seater with the focus uncompromisingly on delivering driver reward. A range of petrol engines will be available. We hope a coupe version is developed as well. According to autoblog, the roof will use a standard soft top and there are no plans for a retractable hardtop version.

Check the gallery and videos below.

The teaser video for the new F-Type.


Martin Brundle introduces the new F-Type.

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