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Jaguar F-Type tested by Brundle, Danner and Bell [video]

Martin Brundle, Christian Danner and Justin Bell

Jaguar has released a video showing Martin Brundle, Christian Danner and Justin Bell test a 2013 F-Type prototype.

The three professional drivers were asked by Jaguar to test their latest model on the Snetterton 300 circuit and on the nearby Norfolk roads. They praised the car for its nice engine sound, agility, precision and the amount of torque available right away.

As a reminder, the most powerful version of the F-Type is the V8 S which generates 495 HP (364 kW) and a maximum torque of 461 lb-ft (625 Nm). It enables the convertible to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and hit an electronically-limited top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).

The mid-range F-Type S gets a V6 3.0-liter with 380 HP (279 kW) that is enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 171 mph (275 km/h). The entry-level model has the same V6 engine tuned to output 340 HP (250 kW), propelling the car to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 161 mph (260 km/h).

Source: Jaguar
Published Dec 14, 2012 7:20 am By Adrian Padeanu
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JAGUAR F-TYPE: DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT MILESTONE

Martin Brundle, Christian Danner and Justin Bell drive F-TYPE prototypes on track and road

14.12.12: Jaguar’s F-TYPE has undergone its first dynamic challenge outside of Jaguar’s internal development programme, following an invitation to three world-renowned drivers – Martin Brundle, Christian Danner and Justin Bell – to put both 380PS V6 and 495PS V8 prototype models to the test.

In cold and challenging conditions at the UK’s Snetterton 300 circuit and on the surrounding Norfolk roads, the trio of international racing drivers and commentators – resident in the UK, Germany and the US – were the first outside of Jaguar’s own development team to be able to test the F-TYPE’s performance limits.

Their efforts were witnessed by Mike Cross, Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar, the man who has directed the team which has worked tirelessly to ensure the F-TYPE delivers a truly rewarding sports car driving experience.

“It’s been a fascinating day,” said Mike. “The entire F-TYPE development programme has, from a vehicle development perspective, been focused on delivering a connected sports car driving experience. To witness three respected drivers take to the track and to hear their positive comments validate our work has been great.”

The camouflaged prototype F-TYPE S and F-TYPE V8 S models provided for the test were fully representative of production intent from a dynamic and powertrain perspective. The 380PS 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). Corresponding headline figures for the F-TYPE V8 S are 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds) and an electronically limited top speed of 186mph (300km/h). Both feature all-aluminium construction, Adaptive Dynamics suspension and an Active Exhaust system.

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inlinesix
Some serious shilling by those guys.
Dec 17, 2012 1:24 am
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MadAboutCars
Which is the one to get?
Dec 14, 2012 11:05 am
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aksaid
Incredible, a definite buy when the coupe is out,,
Dec 14, 2012 8:21 am
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