The new car – called F-TYPE – is currently taking centre stage on Jaguar’s stand at the New York Motor Show, and engineering prototypes are already leaving the firm’s Castle Bromwich plant
The F-TYPE will launch as a convertible and is expected to go on sale in 2013, with more details being announced later this year. A range of petrol engines will be available – including a new powerplant family.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: ‘A true sports car needs to be pure in both its purpose and its form; to have the opportunity to produce such a car for Jaguar has been a privilege both for myself and for my team. The C-type, D-type and E-type Jaguars were all sports cars that held true to this principle in their era, and the F-TYPE will hold true to that same principle in its time, a time that is soon to arrive.’