Jaguar Set to Unveil All-New F-Type at Paris Motor Show Later This Year

By Trevor Dorchies | August 10, 2012
After months of teasing photos and driving around in camouflage, Jaguar will officially unveil the F-Type sports car on September 27 at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Jaguar originally announced the F-Type was coming in April at the 2012 New York Auto Show and while nothing is set yet, we expect Jag's all-aluminum roadster to go on sale next summer.  The introduction of the F-Type is a major milestone for Jaguar as the roadster marks the British automaker's return to the sports car segment. Upon its initial launch, the F-Type will come as a convertible with your choice of three different engines; two differently tuned variants of the all-new 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine rated at 340 and 380 horsepower, respectively. The other option is a tweaked version of the 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that currently powers Jaguar's line-up. Rumblings of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine borrowed from Land Rover have also been rumored about joining the all-new F-Type. Power from each respective engine will be diverted to the rear wheels of the F-Type and all aforementioned mills will be hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The only images of the all-new F-Type have been provided by Jaguar itself but only feature a heavily camouflaged roadster. Getting inspiration from the C-X16 hybrid concept, the F-Type features similar styling cues and we're not upset about that. Not much else is known about Jaguar's newest sports car except that it will feature start/stop technology but we do expect it to be fast. We'll have much more information upon the F-Type's official unveiling next month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show so stay tuned.
Source: Jaguar