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Jaguar’s new F-type sports car

Jaguar has officially announced that a new entry-level sports car will come to market next year carrying the “F-Type” name. Inspired by the stunning Jaguar C-X16 concept that debuted at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show the F-Type will be the first two-seat  Jaguar in two generations.  Jaguar is hoping to tempt Mercedes, BMW and Audi buyers, who have never owned a Jag, into taking a second look at its range.

Although full F-Type technical and range details will be announced later this year it is expected that the new car will have a top speed of 290km and will sprint to 100km in less than five seconds.  In keeping with the XK and the XJ saloon, the F-Type will mainly be made of aluminum and a range of petrol engines will be available – including a new powerplant family – and all promise to 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. It will go on sale in mid 2013

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