Jaguar F-Type sports car announced [videos]

Today Jaguar has finally put the rumors to rest by confirming it will bring an all-new sports car called the F-Type to production.

Jaguar's Global Brand Director, Adrian Hallmark, confirmed at the New York Auto Show today, "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. That car will be called the F-TYPE, and it will be unveiled in production form later this year."

Hallmark admits that Jaguar has been absent from the purist two-seater sports car segment for too long, "But no longer - the F-TYPE is coming."

The F-TYPE will launch as a strict two-seater convertible featuring all-aluminum construction and a range of petrol engines will be available. Jaguar did not give specifics but mentioned a new powerplant family will be introduced and promises to "deliver stunning sports car performance."

With this announcement Jaguar marks the next phase in the F-Type's development as prototypes are now leaving Jaguar's Castle Bromwich plant for on-road testing. It is here where the production cars will be built.

Ian Callum, 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-Types technical specs and range details will be announced later in 2012, most likely at the Paris Motor Show in late September. It will go on sale in mid 2013.

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DeRay DeRay
I'm excited to see this one!
Apr 5th, 2012 7:32pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
Was hoping for the signature grill...
Apr 5th, 2012 12:53pm
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MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
Oh yes
Apr 5th, 2012 9:37am
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PaganiC9_pl0x PaganiC9_pl0x
This gets me excited and hopeful yet for a dwindling performance car industry. Sports cars just don't connect with their roots any more, but this? Mother of god.. This, SRT Viper and Boxter give me hope yet. Top marks.
Apr 5th, 2012 4:50am
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Automophile6683 Automophile6683
Awww, no had top? I see that changing.
Apr 5th, 2012 3:02am
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