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Jaguar F-Type hits Nardo and the Nurburgring [video]

Debuts in Paris

Jaguar has released a new promotional video of the 2013 F-Type undergoing testing at Nardo and the Nürburgring.

Set to debut at the Paris Motor Show, the roadster is heavily influenced by the C-X16 concept and features LED-infused headlights, a ventilated hood and an aggressive front fascia.

Power will be provided by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that has outputs of 340 PS (250 kW / 335 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque as well as 380 PS (279 kW / 375 hp) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque. There will also be a "new derivative" of the company's supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that promises to deliver "stunning performance."

According to Jaguar's chief engineer Mike Cross, "Fundamentally, a great sports car is one you'll look forward to driving because it's fun, and the F-Type definitely delivers on that score. We've worked hard to make sure that responses to steering, throttle and brakes are absolutely immediate, a task made far easier by the rigid aluminum structure at the car's base. It's precise and exciting, a car that you'll want to drive for the sake of driving alone - and it sounds fantastic!"

Source: Jaguar

Jaguar F-TYPE Public Debut 1 Week Away

The F-TYPE, Jaguar's all-new sports car, will make its public debut in just one week's time: Thursday 27th September, at the Paris Auto Show.

A front-engined, rear-wheel drive convertible, three models of F-TYPE will be available. Powered respectively by 340PS and 380PS versions of Jaguar's new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine and a new derivative of its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged unit, each F-TYPE is engineered for pure dynamic driving reward and stunning performance.

A man who knows better than most the driving experience that the F-TYPE will deliver is Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar:"Fundamentally, a great sports car is one you'll look forward to driving because it's fun, and the F-TYPE definitely delivers on that score. We've worked hard to make sure that responses to steering, throttle and brakes are absolutely immediate, a task made far easier by the rigid aluminium structure at the car's base. It's precise and exciting, a car that you'll want to drive for the sake of driving alone - and it sounds fantastic!"

To get a taste of how the F-TYPE handles, view and share dynamic test footage of Mike's team in action here at Jaguar YouTube.

On 27th September, the Jaguar Paris Auto Show press conference will take place at 08:00 (CEST) on stand 101, hall 5.1.

 

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