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Jaguar F-Type Paris Motor Show debut: Official

Fri, 10 Aug 2012

We already knew that the new Jaguar F-Type would get its production debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, but now it’s official.

Jaguar has mastered the ‘launch’ of a new car in the digital age, with endless teaser photos and videos, trickles of information, official ‘Spy’ photos and tempting new little revelations at appropriate intervals.

And that process has been exactly the path the arrival of the new Jaguar F-Type has followed, from the F-Type Coupe as the C-X16 Concept through to the camouflaged F-Type Roadsters we’ve seen on film, on video and in the flesh. But now the real deal is here.

Jaguar will officially debut the new F-Type at the Paris Motor Show on 27th September in production guise, ahead of customer cars arriving in 2013 (although if it’s anything like the launch of the new XJ, that could end up being 2014).

Engine choices for the F-Type Roadster – for it is as a Roadster the F-Type will first arrive, with the F-Type Coupe following next year – will be the new Supercharged V6 in both 340PS and 380PS flavours and the venerable 5.0 litre V8 Supercharged engine with a power output Jaguar are keeping to themselves until Paris.

Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s sometime loose-tongued Global Brand Director, 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.

As its sporting forebears did in their era, the F-TYPE will break new ground by delivering stunning sports car performance while vividly demonstrating Jaguar’s cutting-edge engineering technologies and world-class design excellence. The next step in Jaguar’s sporting bloodline is about to become reality.

We’re expecting a lot from the new Jaguar F-Type. It looks like it will deliver.

By Cars UK