jaguar F-type at the 2012 paris international motor show
 
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sep 27, 2012

jaguar F-type at the 2012 paris international motor show

jaguar F-type at the 2012 paris international motor showall images courtesy jaguar

 

 

 

debuting at the 2012 paris international motor show, the ‘F-type’ by jaguar is presented as a two-door convertible, taking visual design cues from its iconic ‘E-type’ predecessor. with a supercharged 5.0L V8 engine producing 488-horsepower and a maximum torque of 375 lb-ft, the vehicle reaches a maximum speed of 186mph (300km/hr), attaining 0-62mph (0-100km/hr) in 4.2 seconds. the eight-speed transmission uses an aeronautical influence for its sportshift selector, where additionally, the interior dash controls are ergonomically modeled after the cockpits from fighter jets.

rear 3/4 context

 

 

by incorporating aluminum double wishbone front and rear suspension, the F-type provides a quick-ratio steering rack for ultimate responsiveness. driving position is 20mm lower than the XKR-S, dropping the centre of gravity, enhancing handling and on-road performance. a standard active exhaust system (AES) utilizes a number of electronically controlled bypass valves in the rear section of the exhaust which open under hard acceleration to enhance sound quality. equipped with 380mm front, 376mm rear brake discs, computational fluid dynamics optimize brake cooling with electronic brake force distribution technology.

side view context

 

 

 

the exterior front end features a ‘blade dissecting the shark-like gill’, which emphasizes its bi-xenon headlamp and integral LED daytime running lights. at its back end, an active rear spoiler which deploys at speed to reduce lift by up to 120kg is found alongside a pair of full LED rear taillights. in order to reduce the carbon footprint in both manufacturing and during driving, parts such as the cylinder heads are constructed from  recycled aluminium, and an intelligent stop/start system which automatically shuts down the engine when the car comes to a halt offering  fuel economy and emissions benefits of up to 5 per cent savings.

3/4 front view

3/4 rear view

front view

rear view

side view

front top 3/4 view

rear LED taillight detail

interior cabin detail

  • Very nice….! Give Jaguar a year to work out the bugs [with the early adopters] and this may be a new beginning for them! Great design language being established…

    rreid says:
  • Looks like a large Miata with a Maserati nose. Still, for Jaguar, this is an improvement. Nice to see them coming off the bottom of reliability.

    Jim C. says:
  • looks like a copy of Maserati gran turismo.

    Top Gear Fan says:
  • Love the Lotus face, the rear end looks generic — part Miata (as others have noted), part Camaro, part yeck. But the nods to fuel economy are silly. Either go electric or stop apologizing. This car is a stick in the planet’s eye — don’t mewl too, it’s insulting.

    Mort d'Urban says:
  • Carbon Dioxide emissions (g/km) : 292
    No comment.

    JMB says:
  • the rear looks like a range rover specially the lights, but nice car anyways. Little bit evoque dna??

    ICF says:

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