Paris 2012: Jaguar F-Type

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
paris 2012 jaguar f type

This might be the first live shot of the Jaguar F-Type that isn’t taken on a blurry camera phone.

Here’s the important breakdown:

  • A supercharged V6, making 340 or 380 horsepower and 332/339 lb-ft of torque, is available on the V6 or V6 S.
  • A V8 S with a 495 horsepower/460 lb-ft supercharged engine is the next step up.
  • Only an 8-speed automatic will be available at launch
  • Pricing is rumored to start at just under $70,000, up to $100,000 for a V8 S.
  • The V6 S gets a real mechanical LSD, while the V8 gets an electronic unit.
  • 0-60 comes in at 4.2 seconds for the V8 S, 4.8 for the V6 S and 5.1 for the V6
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  • JEC JEC on Sep 26, 2012

    70-100K? So... retail is 9k cheaper than an XK/XKR coupe? 15 less than the covertible? How does that make any sense? I thought this was supposed to be a much cheaper alternative to the XK. If that is the case, I'm not impressed. Make it 50-60k to 80k max and it will be much more appetizing and won't cannibalize the existing range.

  • Genuineleather Genuineleather on Sep 26, 2012

    It's so generic; a plus-size Miata.

  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Sep 27, 2012

    At this price point won't it cut into XK convertible sales? If it was priced at 50-60k fine an entry level Jag roadster, something they needed for years.

  • Hubcap Hubcap on Sep 27, 2012

    Ya know what's kinda funny? Jaguar pontificating about its sports car roots then introducing a roadster weighing 3500+ lbs in base trim and doesn't give you the option of a manual or a dual clutch. And I also agree that the price point is too high. It'll be interesting to see how it sells. Give me a used Z4M coupe any day of the week.