Of course, this ‘leaked’ image of the Jaguar F-type is probably not leaked at all – and the nearer we get to the Paris Motor Show, the more ‘scoops’ like this we’re going to get as embargo after embargo is flagrantly ignored by website editors across the world. But this indiscretion is great news for car fans, who get to see new metal earlier than they anticipated. In the case of Jaguar’s sublime F-type, its styling is no great surprise, as it’s a clear evolution of the C-X16 prototype shown last year, and we already knew it would be launched initially in roadster form only.
It’s expected that the F-type (formerly known as project X152) will be launched with the supercharged V6 and V8 engines, in three states of tune, and that the brand-new all-aluminium platform it’s based on will be stiffer and lighter than anything produced by the company before. Expect over 180mph for the full-fat V8 and sub 5sec 0-60mph times for all versions…
The car is ‘officially’ unveiled on 26 September.