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Jaguar F-Type to debut at Goodwood

Long-awaited successor to the iconic E-Type getting closer to production

Published: June 24, 2012, 1:00 AM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 2:13 PM

Jaguar F-Type - Camoflauged - Front

Spy photos of the Jaguar F-Type – the long-awaited successor to the iconic E-Type (XK-E) – have been circulating on the Internet for months. Now it's about to appear in public for the first time.

A development prototype example of Jaguar’s new sports car will take part in England's annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 28-July 1, 2012.

The F-Type will be driven up the famous Goodwood Hill by Jaguar’s Head of Vehicle Integrity, Mike Cross.

The all-aluminum F-Type will be offered initially as a two-seat convertible with a coupe version expected to be added some time later. Power will come from a choice of supercharged V-6 or V-8 engine.

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Prototypes of the F-Type are currently undergoing testing and development prior to an anticipated on-sale date in mid-2013.

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars commented: "Goodwood Festival of Speed is focused around the dynamic hill runs where the public can see, hear and smell the cars – this is why we have chosen it as the place to showcase an F-Type prototype. The development program is progressing with vigour and we look forward to showing the world the F-Type in production form later this year."