JLR's 2-seater sports car F-Type to debut at Paris auto show
"The F-Type, Jaguar's all-new aluminium two-seater sports car, will make its global debut in production form at the Paris Motor Show on September 27," the company said in a statement here this evening.
Jaguar Cars global brand director Adrian Hallmark said, "The unveiling of the F-Type in Paris will be a truly significant day in Jaguar's history as it will mark the company's return to the sports car market, a market it originally helped to create.
Jaguar's vehicle line director Ian Hoban said, "When you are working on a Jaguar sports car, the expectations of the world are huge. We are really pleased how the attributes have translated from the virtual simulation work we've done into the physical world."
The F-Type will be launched as a convertible with a choice of three petrol engines: 340PS and 380PS versions of Jaguar's all-new 3.0-litre supercharged V6, and a new derivative of its existing supercharged 5.0-litre V8. All the models will drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission and will be equipped with stop/start technology, Hoban said.