Video : Jaguar F-Type with Martin Brundle

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Keith Adams

Jaguar F-Type
Jaguar F-Type

Gaydon engineers are particularly proud of what they have so-far achieved with the F-Type, and a little snippet of what this car is going to achieve on the road has been revealed in Jaguar’s latest video. Former F1 driver and Sky pundit Martin Brundle reveals a little of the new car at the company’s test track, alongside celebrated chassis engineer, Mike Cross.

The company has confirmed that the F-Type will initially be launched as a roadster, with the coupe coming later. Although no specific details have yet emerged about the engine or possible hybrid drivetrain, Jaguar has confirmed that a ‘range of petrol engines’ will be available.

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.’

 

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18 Comments

  1. Incase you had any doubts, it’s an F-Type 🙂

    “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.’”

    That’s the sort of thinking I like.

  2. Very exiting stuff.Strange they wouldnt let Brundle take it for a spin.Probably because they want to build up the cars exlusivness and mystique, but it kinda feels silly and self important instead.Kinda like those Jags where the display says “power” and “passion” or whatever when you fire it up.Every time!Minor issue though.All in all British design and engineering you can be proud of.Happy Easter from Norway!

  3. @3 Simon Woodward

    Yes, Simon, I thought that too!

    Memo to Guy Jones, Tony Williams-Kenny and all at MG Birmingham: please can we have a two-seater MG TF-replacing roadster which looks and sounds like the Jaguar F-TYPE but for half the price?!

  4. Great looking car, despite all the disquising panels, and with a fantastic sounding engine and exhaust note too.

    Jaguar probably didn’t allow Mr Brundle to drive it because it is a development car which likely does not have the optimum ride, comfort and steering levels sorted yet, and there may well be numerous other features that will be changed before the production spec cars are formally signed off. Its Jaguar’s way of minimising too many inital thoughts/impressions on a car that is likely to be a long way off from being near to its final form.

    That said, I am looking forward to seeing the production examples when they are unveiled next year.

  5. “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.’”

    D-Type and C-Type were both racing cars, so hardly something you can compare with the F-Type, the F-Type is nearer to the E-Type in spirit really.

    The E-type was a Beautiful car, but terrible handling really. It was kind of like the opposite to the Mini, which was ugly and handled superbly!

  6. “didnt the Defender have a Puma engine”

    Yes up until recently, when it was replaced with the 2.2 PSA derived unit.

    Although the ‘Puma’ engine is more commonly known as the “Transit” engine.

  7. Fantastic to see Jaguar going from strength to strength. Tata really have done a sterling job so far with the firm I’m very impressed.

    I look forward to a new smaller Jaguar as well. My only convern is the upcoming loss of the Ford engine deal. The diesels in particular are key to Jaguar’s future and I worry that without a JV they may struggle to produce a decent family of engines. Not because they don’t have the capability but really because it’s such an expensive job for such a small manufacturer.

  8. @3 and 4: indeed what a lovely noise it has got, sure no electric engine shit on that car i hope…
    and dont wait to long for the coupe version, that is even nicer 🙂

  9. That F-Type is super cool, just what Jaguar needs, a proper 2 seat sports car. This is probably the best model line up Jaguar has ever had.

    The car is planned to have a V6 engine derived from the 5.0L v8 engine. The diesel engines that Jaguar use, the 3.0L is a PSA derived engine, we haven’t seen the full potential of that engine yet, with the new 8 speed box it can easily put out over 300bhp.

    @2 “power” and “passion” is an Aston Martin thing.

  10. The 2012MY Defender has a 2.2 version of the Transit van Puma engine. It is not the PSA DW12 unit used in the XF, Freelander and Evoque.

  11. I want that noise in my life!! Nothing is certain yet apart from Merc, BM, Porsche and Audi are all worried by this. Jag have a habit of making cars that do everything that bit better than them for a lower price. All of JLR’s recent cars; XF, XJ, Evoque and RR sport have been game changers. Now they are looking at a boxster/SLK rival before the XK and a new entry model are unleashed to the world.

    This is a clear message to Germany, America and Japan: The British are back.

  12. #2 “Kinda like those Jags where the display says “power” and “passion” or whatever when you fire it up.”

    Jags have never said that. You’re getting confused with Aston Martin.

    Brundall SHOULD have been able to tell from the exhaust note if the car had a V6 or V8 or whatever.

    IMO, that exhaust note is grim, there seems to be a rattle in there as if the silencer is disintergrating.

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