We have video of Jaguar’s Mike Cross taking the new Jaguar F-Type up the hillclimb at Goodwood as Jaguar show off their new toy.
We thought we were pretty much done and dusted with news from this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, but as Jaguar has finally managed to edit a video of the new Jaguar F-Type at the FoS we thought it worth revisiting one more time.
Jaguar made a bit of a show of the camouflaged F-Type at Goodwood – its first public outing – with guards standing outside the container the F-Type was housed in to keep sticky fingers and prying eyes at bay.
Although Jaguar are going to fit the new F-Type with both the existing 5.0 litre Supercharged V8 and the new V6 Supercharged, they chose to take the F-Type with the new V6 engine to Goodwood, and judging by its performance – and the noise – it’s going to be quick and appealing. And how much more appealing is the F-Type going to be with the S/C V8 under the bonnet?
At the wheel of the F-Type for its Goodwood blat was Jaguar’s Head of Vehicle Integrity, Mike Cross. Mike said:
The F-TYPE will deliver a driver-focused sports car experience, and camouflaged prototypes like this one are currently being tested all over the world. The development programme is right on schedule, and going to the Festival of Speed to showcase just a little of the dynamic precision, noise, speed and excitement that the production F-TYPE will exhibit is very satisfying. The reaction of the crowd was fantastic I’d like to have kept it running up the hill all day!
Jaguar even managed to get permission from Goodwood to blat the F-Type up the hillclimb right behind the C-Type, D-Type and E-type, neatly showcasing the F-Type’s lineage and the future of Jaguar in one appealing spectacle.
The Jaguar F-Type Roadster will arrive in Spring 2013 with the Jaguar F-Type Coupe expected to appear before the end of 2013. What’s the Jaguar F-Type price likely to be? Well, expect it to start the wrong side of £50k and climb to £70k plus.
But if the F-Type is as good as it promises to be, Jaguar will have no shortage of customers. And maybe, just maybe, the F-Type will change perceptions of Jaguar enough to see it making the sort of sales numbers its range of very appealing cars now deserves.
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