We reported in detail when Jaguar revealed the new F-Type at Paris in September 2012. The new Jaguar F-Type resurrected company’s heartland: a two-seater, convertible sports car focused on delivering performance, agility and driving pleasure (remember the E-Type?). We also recently reported when it emerged that the new Jaguar F Type India launch will happen in July. The deliveries of the new F-Type haven’t yet commenced and the car is already on its way to India!
A Jaguar F-Type test mule has now been spotted in Pune and we won’t be too surprised to know that the car is here for homologation purposes. The white Jaguar F-Type that you seen in these pics was spotted on KSB Chowk Road in Chinchwad and the rear badges of the car and the Jaguar insignias on the alloys have been hidden to conceal the identity of the upcoming vehicle (as if . . ).
The Jaguar F Type has won many accolades from various publications and experts. The Jaguar F-Type was recently declared as the 2013 World Car Design of the Year. Commenting on this achievement, Ian Callum, Director of Design, 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.”
The Jaguar F-Type will be sold in India in two engine variants- V6 S and V8 S. The car will come to us via CBR route and is expected to cost INR 1.5 crores.
The V6 engine that powers the Jaguar F-Type V6 S 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 Jaguar F Type V8 S is powered by a 5.0 litre V8 supercharged engine that has a max power of 495PS. The more powerful variant has a top whack of 300 kmph. Both the engines come coupled with an 8-speed automatic gearbox that transmits power to the rear wheels.