We reported in detail when it first emerged that Tata group owned car marker Jaguar plans to soon come up with the coupe variant of the new F-Type. The new Jaguar F Type, in a topless avatar, was unveiled at Paris in September last year. The new Jaguar F-Type can safely be credited with resurrecting the car maker’s heartland: a two-seater, convertible sports car focused on delivering gut wrenching performance, nimbleness and overall driving pleasure (remember the E-Type?). It is a common knowledge that the new F Type is coming to India and will be launched in July this year.
A Jaguar F Type coupe spy pic has now emerged on the cyber space and from the looks of it, is in the last stages of development.
The Jaguar F Type convertible has won many accolades from various publications and auto experts. The new F-Type has also been declared as the 2013 World Car Design of the Year. Commenting on the latest achievement, Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar, said: “No design project has given me greater pleasure than the creation of the F-TYPE. It’s a project I’ve looked forward to from the moment I joined Jaguar, and it’s one that’s given my team and I great satisfaction. The F-TYPE is a sports car that is true to Jaguar’s design values – beauty of line and purity of form – and I’m honoured that the World Car of the Year jury has recognised our work with this award.”
Powering the new Jaguar F-Type convertible is a set of petrol engines that will be shared with the upcoming coupe body variant. The F Type’s V6 engine displaces 3.0 litres and is forced fed by a supercharger. The engine has a max power output of 380PS. The F-Type V6 S has an electronically limited top whack of 275 kmph. The V8 that powers the new F Type displaces 5.0 litres and gets a supercharger. The engine has a max power of 495PS. Both the engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that transmits power to the rear wheels.
Also on the anvil is a 2 litre turbocharged petrol engine that will be the entry level engine option. The 4 pot motor will have a max power of 240 Bhp. The F-Type coupe takes design inspiration from the Jaguar C-X16 concept.
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