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The F-type may be just one of 40 "significant new products" that Jaguar says it will launch during a five-year period.
But it may also be the most significant one, in that it carries on a history of iconic sportscars that include the C-, D- and E-type...
Originally posted by coldfiremx
Hmmm, cool car but it looks like an Aston Martin.
Remember the stunning Jaguar C-X16 concept that debuted at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show? Guess what, kids – it's coming to production. Well, sort of.
Jaguar has officially announced that a new entry-level sports car will come to market next year and that it will indeed carry the "F-Type" moniker. But unlike the coupe concept that we saw in Frankfurt, the automaker has revealed that the F-Type will be a two-seat roadster.
No other official details have been confirmed, though Jaguar's press release confirms that "a range of engines will be available, including a new powerplant family." For reference, the C-X16 concept came with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 – good for 376 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque – matched with a "Push to Pass" hybrid system controlled by a steering wheel-mounted button that delivers an additional 92 hp and 173 lb-ft of twist when pressed.
Jaguar will announce the full F-Type model range and details later this year (likely at the Paris Motor Show) and the car will go on sale in mid-2013. Scroll down for the official press release and to watch – and hear – a disguised prototype.