Jaguar’s new F-Type sports car, launched at the Paris Motor Show, will be available in three models. Two will be powered by a new 3,0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine (in 250 kW and 280 kW versions) and the third by what Jaguar describes as a new derivative of its familiar 5,0-litre V8 supercharged engine. Says Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar: “Fundamentally, a great sports car is one you’ll look forward to driving because it’s fun, and the F-Type definitely delivers on that score. We’ve worked hard to make sure that responses to steering, throttle and brakes are absolutely immediate, a task made far easier by the rigid aluminium structure at the car’s base. It’s precise and exciting, a car that you’ll want to drive for the sake of driving alone, and it sounds fantastic!”
The F-Type is constructed around the fourth generation of the company’s pioneering lightweight aluminium architecture. Jaguar says the range-topping F-Type V8S will reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4,2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 300 km/h.
Wallpapers: Click New on the block (November 2012 issue) to download wallpaper images of selected cars.