Jaguar Announces New Sports Car: the F-TYPE

Jaguar Announces New Sports Car: the F-TYPE

At the launch of the new Jaguar F-TYPE sports car at the New York International Motor Show we caught up with party guests to see what they thought about the new car. 

Wyclef Jean, Tracy Morgan and Michael K Williams are just some of the stars who commented on their experiences of Jaguar and what they think abour the new F-TYPE, the first sport car in 50 years. 

Watch the video to see what they each thought. 

Jaguar has announced that it will bring an all-new sports car to production; the F-TYPE.

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.

Utilising Jaguar's industry-leading knowledge of all-aluminium construction, 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 – including a new powerplant family – and all will deliver stunning sports car performance.

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-TYPE will join Jaguar's existing range of cars – the XF saloon and Sportbrake, XJ saloon and XK coupe/convertible. Full F-TYPE technical and range details will be announced later in 2012.

It will go on sale in mid-2013


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