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Jaguar F-Type public debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Thu, 21 Jun 2012

Jaguar are giving the F-Type development prototype its first public outing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

It’s less than three months since we discovered that the C-X16 would be the new Jaguar F-Type, but there’s been plenty of news on the spiritual successor to the E-Type since then, even though it’s the best part of a year before the F-Type launches.

We know that the F-Type will come not only with the new supercharged V6 but that there will also be a V8 supercharged version of the F-Type on offer which, if it gets the full fat 550bhp version, will be a very swift cat indeed.

We now also know (or maybe now realise would be more appropriate) that the new F-Type will get two versions of the new 3.0 litre V6 S/C – a 340 PS and a 380 PS version.

So there’s lots of promise – and the anticipation of an F-Type Coupe too, perhaps as soon as the end of 2013 – but for now we’ll have to make do with the C-X16 photos for the best expectation of the coupe F-Type, and the endless spy shots of the F-Type Roadster for the Roadster version.

But if you’re off to the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June (and if not, why not?) then you’ll be able to get up close and personal with the F-Type Prototype as it’s not only making its public debut but is going to be blatting up the hillclimb in the hands of Mike Cross.

We don’t know yet which version of the F-Type Jaguar are taking to Goodwood, but as its going to be playing on the Goodwood Hill we rather hope it’s a full-fat V8 S/C. We’ve asked Jaguar, and if they’re willing to tell us we’ll update (they’re thinking about it).

Update: It’s the V6 Supercharged F-Type at Goodwood, not the V8. And although Jaguar has confirmed this they won’t tell us whether it’s the 340 PS or the 380 PS version.

By Cars UK