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Jag F-Type growls into Paris

2012-09-21 12:22

PARIS, France - Jaguar's F-Type will make its public debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.

A front-engined, rear-wheel drive convertible, three models of the F-Type will be available for vieweing at the show.

The new model is powered by 253kW and 283kW versions of Jaguar’s new 3.0 V6 petrol and a new derivative of its 5.0 V8 supercharged unit.

'IT SOUNDS FANTASTIC'

Jaguar's chief engineer for vehicle integrity, Mike Cross, said: “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!”

Jaguar will debut F-Type on September 27 2012 in Paris.

Click here to view the F-Type in action during testing in the UK, Germany and Italy.