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2012-07-02 12:01

JAGUAR'S NEXT SPORTS CAR: Announced earlier in 2012, the F-Type will be a two-seater sports car powered by both supercharged V6 and V8 engines. A convertible variant is also planned while the production version will be revealed later in 2012.

Jaguar’s development of its upcoming F-Type stepped up a gear as the model made its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, running from June 29 to July 3, 2012.

The new model, driven by Jaguar’s head of vehicle integrity, Mike Cross, took on the hillclimb and gave the public its first view of the British automaker's fully aluminium sports car.

Cross said: “The F-Type will deliver a driver-focused sports car experience, and camouflaged prototypes like this one are currently being tested all over the world.

"The development programme is right on schedule, and coming here today to showcase just a little of the dynamic precision, noise, speed and excitement that the production F-Type will exhibit is very satisfying."


Also taking on the hillclimb was Jaguar's C-Type, D-Type and E-Type models, giving spectators an opportunity to view the British automaker's racing heritage.

Adrian Hallmark global brand director of Jaguar said: “When we announced the F-Type’s development at New York in April 2012, we were delighted with the positive reaction from the press and public alike.

"The F-Type will be a true sports car, so to be able to give the fans at Goodwood a first-hand flavour of the sight and sound of Jaguar’s exciting future is a great privilege.”

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