2013 Jaguar F-Type fully revealed [videos]

One of the most interesting cars in Paris.

Jaguar has finally unveiled the all-new F-Type in Paris at the Musée Rodin Museumin. The highly anticipated successor of the legendary E-Type is scheduled to reach the showrooms in United Kingdom in May next year as a convertible, while a year and a half later its coupe counterpart will join the lineup.

It will be offered upon launch in three flavors: F-Type, F-Type S and F-Type V8 S. The first one is powered by a V6 3.0-liter engine with 340 HP (250 kW), while the second one gets the same engine tuned to produce 380 HP (279 kW). As for the V8 S, this will feature a newly developed V8 engine with 495 HP (364 kW) and a peak torque of 461 lb-ft (625 Nm), enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 4.2 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h), with CO2 emissions standing at 259 g/km.

The other two less powered versions are no slouch either, with the F-Type S doing the sprint in 4.9 seconds and hitting a top speed of 171 mph (275 km/h), with CO2 emissions of 213 g/km. The entry-level F-Type does the sprint in 5.1 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 161 mph (260 km/h), while its CO2 emissions are of 209 g/km.

Regardless of the engine choice, all versions are linked to an 8-speed Quickshift transmission, while the F-Type S also gets a Dynamic Launch feature. The 2013 Jaguar F-Type has been fitted with an all-aluminum double wishbone front and rear suspension and an active exhaust system that is offered as standard for the S and V8 S versions. There’s also an active rear spoiler that deploys at speed in order to reduce lift by up to 120 kg (264 pounds).

The base F-Type will cost 58,500 pounds, followed by the S at 67,500 pounds and the V8 S at 79,950 pounds.

Full details are available in the attached press release.

Source: Jaguar

  • All-new Jaguar F-TYPE revealed at Musée Rodin Museumin Paris
  • Order books now open with prices starting from £58,500 in the UK*
  • All-aluminium, two-seater, convertible sports car focused on performance, agility and driver involvement
  • All-new Jaguar F-TYPE represents a return to the company’s heartland
  • Focus on driver involvement and sporting performance is emphasised by the ‘one plus one’ layout of the asymmetric cabin
  • Three models available – F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S
  • Powered by Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 340PS and 380PS outputs and its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS
  • F-TYPE V8 S will reach 60mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 186mph
  • Active exhaust system, standard on S and V8 S models, adds to driver-engagement
  • Set of eight closely-spaced, sporting ratios in F-TYPE’s Quickshift transmission gives greater driver control
  • Ergonomically grouped controls inspired by cockpits of fighter airplanes
  • Innovative ventilation system features deployable vents on top of the centre console
  • Deployable door handles add to design purity
  • Active rear spoiler deploys at speed to reduce lift by up to 120kg
  • The F-TYPE is front-engined and rear-wheel drive
  • Visually, the F-TYPE’s exterior demonstrates a new sports car design language for Jaguar
  • First customer deliveries from mid-2013 in the UK
  • Exclusive video of the F-TYPE can be viewed 'here'"

Paris, 26 September 2012: Jaguar has officially revealed the all-new F-TYPE at an exclusive event in the gardens of the Musée Rodin Museum in Paris.

The two-seater, convertible sports car represents a return to the company’s heartland, focusing on performance, agility and driver involvement. The F-TYPE is a continuation of a sporting bloodline stretching back more than 75 years. It encompasses some of the most beautiful, thrilling and desirable cars ever built.

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar said: “Jaguar is a founder member of the sports car segment with a rich sporting bloodline stretching over 75 years, and in the F-TYPE we’ve reignited that flame. The F-TYPE isn’t designed to be like anyone else’s sports car. It’s a Jaguar sports car – ultra-precise, powerful, sensual and, most of all, it feels alive.”

The engineering ethos underpinning the F-TYPE is centred on Jaguar’s industry-leading expertise in the use of aluminium. Featuring the most advanced iteration of Jaguar’s acclaimed rigid and lightweight aluminium architecture to date, the F-TYPE has ideally balanced weight distribution that allows its involving rear-wheel drive dynamics to be explored to the full. Utilising extensive Computer Aided Engineering programmes, the attention to detail involved in the F-TYPE’s creation even extended to the development of a new, lighter, aluminium front subframe.

In order to maximise the benefits of its advanced structure, the F-TYPE features all-aluminium double wishbone front and rear suspension and a quick-ratio steering rack for ultimate responsiveness. The aluminium architecture has been optimised to provide the stiffest possible underpinnings for the suspension with rigidity gains of more than 30 per cent in key areas compared to any other Jaguar application.

Three variants will be available at launch – F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and F-TYPE V8 S. Each is distinguished by the power output of its supercharged petrol engine with all engines featuring stop/start technology to maximise efficiency.

A new 3.0-litre V6, developed from Jaguar’s highly acclaimed 5.0-litre V8, is available in either 340PS or 380PS variants, powering the F-TYPE and F-TYPE S respectively. Both applications exhibit the same free-revving, willing nature that encourages the enthusiastic driver to explore the full extent of the engines’ abilities.

The V6 models are joined by a newly developed member of Jaguar’s V8 engine family. Producing 495PS and 625Nm of torque in the F-TYPE V8 S model, it has an astonishing torque-to-weight ratio of 375Nm/tonne, accelerates to 60mph in 4.2 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds) and on to an electronically limited top speed of 186mph (300km/h) while emitting 259g/km of CO2

The 380PS V6 F-TYPE S covers the 0-60mph sprint in 4.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds) and has an electronically limited top speed of 171mph (275km/h), with CO2 emissions of 213g/km.

The 340PS V6 F-TYPE accelerates to 60mph in 5.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds) and on to an electronically limited top speed of 161mph (260km/h), while emitting just 209g/km of CO2.

An active exhaust system, which is standard on the S and V8 S models, adds another dimension of driver-engagement. Valves in the exhaust system open under load from 3000rpm which allows the exhaust note to build to a thrilling crescendo at the redline.

The F-TYPE has a set of eight closely-spaced, sporting ratios in its Quickshift transmission, giving greater driver control. The V6-powered S model also includes a Dynamic Launch feature, which optimises acceleration from rest.

The company’s eye to the future is encapsulated in the assertive design language that deliberately challenges preconceptions. Jaguars have always defined sinuous, muscular simplicity and the F-TYPE is no exception, its shape being defined by two ‘heartlines’ forming the front and rear wings.

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.”

Taking inspiration from the C-X16 concept 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 all important heartline begins its journey in the blade dissecting the shark-like gills on either side of the grille before leading the eye to the top of the front wing, emphasised by the bi-xenon headlamp and integral LED daytime running lights, into the door and towards the rear of the car where it gracefully disappears.

Its journey is taken up at this point by the second heartline which swells out to form the muscular rear haunch before sweeping dramatically around the sensual low tail, made possible by the inclusion of 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 focus on driver involvement and sporting performance in the F-TYPE is emphasised by the ‘one plus one’ layout of the asymmetric cabin. This is evidenced by the grab handle which sweeps down the centre console on the passenger side, delineating it from the driver’s position. Further differentiation is provided by the use of different trim materials either side of the cabin, with a more technical finish on the driver’s side.

Taking inspiration from cockpits of fighter airplanes, the controls are ergonomically grouped by function. Further aeronautical inspiration can be found in the joystick-shaped SportShift selector controlling the eight-speed transmission. The air vents on top of the dashboard will only deploy when instructed to by either the driver or complex control algorithms, staying tucked discreetly out of sight in other circumstances.

Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar said: “With the F-TYPE, the Jaguar engineering team focused on delivering greater dynamic driving reward than ever before. To make that a reality, every engineer has had very tough targets to hit: every one of those targets has been met and, in many cases, exceeded, making the F-TYPE a car that delivers precisely the key sporting attributes that we intended.”

The F-TYPE will be available OTR for £58,500, the F-TYPE S for £67,500 and the F-TYPE V8 S for £79,950.

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Comments (22)

Husky Husky
Beautiful car!! Sleek and sharp. Can't wait until the coupe comes out.
Oct 3rd, 2012 2:57pm
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Sep 29th, 2012 9:23pm
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hussaint hussaint
Front looks like ferrari california..interior looks like a doge viper interior !!
Sep 27th, 2012 9:36pm
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DeRay DeRay
Very nice indeed. I like it!
Sep 27th, 2012 7:50pm
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DarkoInem DarkoInem
such a nice car, great design
Sep 27th, 2012 3:25pm
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jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
how much will it go for in the US?? anyone at WCF know?...top three candidate for my next car
Sep 27th, 2012 1:05am
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TimeShade TimeShade
What can I say? Absolutely brilliant. Undoubtedly the most beautiful car in the world. Possibly even the most beautiful car so far of the twenty-first century?
Sep 27th, 2012 12:48am
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Prestige15 Prestige15
I cant stop looking at this car its seriously hurting my eyes. A trip to the eye surgery i go first thing in the morning..
Sep 27th, 2012 12:15am
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Cale24 Cale24
It's a success, just so long as there isn't an E-Type nearby :/
Sep 27th, 2012 12:12am
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NYyanks NYyanks
This car is great! I'll take one with a manual transmission please!
Sep 26th, 2012 11:59pm
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peterjames7 peterjames7
Well done jag...apart from adding black front splitter looks like the concept including pop up air vents.....that engine sound is awesome
Sep 26th, 2012 11:38pm
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BrianWCF BrianWCF
Videos added to article.
Sep 26th, 2012 11:21pm
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http://rules.config.jaguar.com/jdx/en_gb/w5/ F-type configurator
Sep 26th, 2012 11:16pm
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rambo_005 rambo_005
I'm loving it! Jaguars are cool cars.
Sep 26th, 2012 11:14pm
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Jaguar the best luxury manufacturer right now. No trying to fill the lineup with silly niche cars, SUVs (thanks to Land Rover) or watering down the brand with entry models. Respect!
Sep 26th, 2012 11:01pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Absolute beast! Worthy successor to the E-type.
Sep 26th, 2012 11:00pm
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Is it just me or does anyone else prefer the centered twin exhausts over the quad ones? If I'm not mistaken I think the original E-Type had them too, so it seems suitable fitting. This car is about a showcase of beauty, not power. Well done Jag.
Sep 29th, 2012 9:27pm
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quattrosport quattrosport
Front looks really good. Not sure about the rear ... looks like it is another car.
Sep 26th, 2012 10:59pm
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sideskraper sideskraper
I agree that they don't match each other. The car as a whole is a mess. But I prefer the rear to the front.
Sep 27th, 2012 7:14am
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ovyd ovyd
to me it's exactly the opposite... not a huge fan of the front
Sep 27th, 2012 7:48pm
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oliver993997 oliver993997
i want it! love the pic above!
Sep 26th, 2012 10:45pm
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