Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Report: More Jaguar F-Type images leak onto web before Paris debut
Just last week, we got our first look at what appears to be the production-ready 2013 Jaguar F-Type courtesy of a single leaked image, and now we can see even more of the new Jaguar thanks to a handful of new pictures from Autoweek.nl. The new shots show the droptop from all angles and, just as importantly, they give us our first look at the interior.
As nice as this car is from the front, the rear view of the 2013 F-Type is simply stunning. As we suspected, the F-Type's styling follows very closely to the 2011 Jaguar C-X16 Concept (minus the hardtop roof, of course). We do get our first look at some of the production F-Type's details such as the Aston Martin-style flush door handles and Jaguar's leaper logo above the center brake light. We expect the F-Type will be offered with multiple engine options, and while these shots show the car with a center-mounted exhaust and a more conventional quadruple-outlet configuration, we don't know which is layout is for the V6 or the expected V8.
Inside, one of the biggest surprises is that the F-Type will use a conventional gearshift lever on the two-pedal transmission rather than the round dial selector used on all other current Jaguar models.
We only have to wait a couple more days to see the 2013 F-Type in person at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and get some high-res images, but until then, enjoy these shots of Jaguar's hot new roadster.Permalink | Email this | Comments