, successor to and loosely based off the iconic E-type
, has rightfully been acknowledged as a brilliant new take on one of the industry's most famous rides. Following on from my time behind the wheel of a gorgeous 495 hp F-type V8S roadster
a few months back, I recently had the opportunity to drive the less powerful (but equally gorgeous) 380 hp V6S Coupe version. So how did the car hold up to the V8S in terms of performance and value?
Some say that cars and bicycles mix like sheep and cattle, and that supercars and bicycles mix like bears and sea otters. Jaguar has other ideas with the creation of a bespoke version of the F-Type Coupé
for the Team Sky British professional cycling team; turning it into a "high performance support vehicle."
Like McLaren with its MSO 650S
, Jaguar has used this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to debut a vehicle making the jump from concept to limited production run. For Jaguar it's the F-Type Project 7, a fully road-legal two-seater roadster described as the "most performance-focused derivative of the acclaimed F-Type range," and the fastest and most powerful production Jaguar ever built.
Even though this year's Detroit
auto shows provided us with a number of big concept releases and production debuts, the New York Auto Show still remains one of North America’s premier events. Gizmag was on the ground last week to investigate some of the show’s more interesting debuts and North American reveals. Here’s our first-hand look at some of the highlights and the key designs from the 2014 show.
The Jaguar F-Type has had a hard time gaining acceptance in the automotive world, but then, the the classic E-Type is a phenomenally tough act to follow ... think coming on after the Beatles. Nevertheless, Jaguar is still in there punching with last week’s world première of the F-Type R Coupé version of its F-Type Convertible
, which is based on the 2011 Jaguar C-X16 concept.
Looking to get very serious about competing with the likes of BMW’s M series, Jaguar is bringing its new XKR-S GT to the track table. Tagged as the big cat's "ultimate road-going/track ready XK" the new kitty unveiled at the New York Auto Show this week isn’t just all pretty aero-bits and spoiler.
We learned all there is to know about the all-new Jaguar F-TYPE convertible at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. To add a little excitement to the North American debut of the car at last week's L.A. Auto Show, however, Jaguar showed its newest drop-top in a set of bright orange duds.
In an extraordinary move, Jaguar has announced it will produce an all-new sports car to go on sale in mid-2013, named the F-Type. Announced but not exhibited at the New York International Auto Show, Jaguar has released images of the vehicle with camouflage paint. Given the iconic status of its previously letter-designated sports cars (the C-type, D-type and E-type), the Jaguar F-type can be reasonably expected to be spectacularly good. Here's what we know so far: