Jaguar unveils first sports car in more than 50 years

British car manufacturer Jaguar stunned the world last year. They unveiled the Jaguar F-Type at the Paris Motor Show. It’s the first time in more than fifty years that they introduced a two seater sports car into the motoring market. The previous Jaguar two door sports car was introduced in 1961.

Jaguar F-Type Roadster

There are three models that will be introduced by Jaguar in South Africa in July 2013: The F-Type V6, the F-Type S and the F-Type V8 S. All these cars are fitted with a close ratio 8 speed semi-automatic transmission. The same supercharged Jaguar petrol engine is fitted into the F-Type V6 and the F-Type 6. It puts out 250 kW on the F-Type V6 and 280 kw on the F-Type S.

Jaguar F-Type V8S

The F-Type V6 can reach 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and has a top speed of 260 km/h. The F-Type S can reach 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 275 km/h (thanks to its fine-tuned engine). The supercharged 5.0 litre F-Type V8S puts out 384 kW and can reach 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h. I’m pretty sure that many of reading this will agree that all three these Jaguar F-Type cars are not for the faint at heart, but may just be what your friendly neighbourhood speed freak is looking for.

Jaguar F-Type

The Jaguar F-Type is definitely one of the most stylish vehicles to come out in recent  years. If you need a little convincing, check out this video below featuring the F-Type V8S and you’ll see what I mean

See? I told you it’s stylish. Rumor has it that Jaguar will also be releasing an F-Type Coupe in 2014 and the F-Type R-S in 2016, so keep your sports car loving eyes and your ears open.

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Henno Kruger

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2 Responses

  1. lou says:

    Some Italian got good money for styling concept, i hope, stunning. All round.

  2. Brain Tousse says:

    Now thats a nice looking ride with fantatstic looking curves will have to see if I cant get myself locked into securing a test drive on one of those V8 babies, shame the wife probably wont agree to buying one though as not exactly practical for a family Car. Think whilst the heritage of Jaguar is still British you might find they are now owened by an Indian company although that doesnt look to have impacted on the new designs

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