28 September 2012

The Launch of Jaguar's F-TYPE sportscar

In front of the dramatic setting of the 18th century Musée Rodin in Paris, Jaguar revealed the F-TYPE, an all-new, sports car as Lana Del Ray performed ‘Burning Desire’, an exclusive track inspired by the vehicle. The track is confirmed to be the sound track to a short film that is being produced in association with Ridley Scott Associates and will feature on her new album.

The new Jaguar F-TYPE represents a return to the company’s heartland: a two-seater,convertible sports car focused on delivering performance, agility and maximum driver reward.
The focus on driver involvement and sporting performance in the F-TYPE is emphasised by the‘one plus one’ layout of the asymmetric cabin. This is evidenced by the grab handle,which sweeps down the centre console on the passenger side, delineating it from the driver’s position.

Taking inspiration from cockpits of fighter airplanes, the controls are ergonomically grouped by function. Further aeronautical inspiration can be found in the joystick-shaped SportShift selector controlling the eight-speed transmission.The air vents on top of the dashboard will only deploy when instructed to by either the driver or complex control algorithms, staying tucked discreetly outof sight in other circumstances.

Aluminium forms a great part of Jaguar’s commitment to sustainability with more than half the content of the car coming from recycled metal. In addition, the F-TYPE’s structure is exclusively riveted and bonded – this manufacturing process emits up to 80 per cent less CO2 compared to that from welding a comparable steel structure. Jaguar is also rolling out its closed-loop recycling system to its suppliers, ensuring all offcuts of metal from the manufacturing process are reused.
Three models will be available – F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S. They are powered respectively by Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 340PS and 380PS outputs and its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS.
The range-topping F-TYPE V8S will reach 60mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 186mph. The 380PS V6 F-TYPE S will reach 60mph in 4.8 seconds and 171mph, the equivalent figures for the F-TYPE are 5.1 seconds and 161mph

Visually, the F-TYPE’s exterior demonstrates a new sports car design language for Jaguar, with cleaner lines delivered through the discreet use of technology such as deployable spoiler and door handles

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, oh, oh, oh, what a car, a girl can dream, because is all that I can do :).

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