2013 Jaguar F-Type on the prowl before Paris Motor Show


More photos of the new 2013 Jaguar F-Type have just leaked all over the Internet before its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Without a doubt that the new leaked photos appear to be the near-production 2013 Jaguar F-Type.  In addition, the new photos give us a look at the interior for the first time on the new Jaguar F-Type.

From the looks of the new 2013 Jaguar F-Type, it is stunning and aggressively sporty for a convertible version.  Lets just hope the rag-top can keep up at high speeds. Speed is not the only attribute that the new 2013 Jaguar F-Type brings; it is as luxurious as it can get, it is inline with the likes of Aston Martin and Ferrari sports cars.

For power, we expect the 2013 Jaguar F-Type convertible to be available with a few engine variants, with either a supercharged V6 or supercharged 5.0L V8 engine on the “R” model. Shifting will be available with a conventional gearshift lever rather than the round dial selector used on all other current Jaguar models.

The 2013 Jaguar F-Type is scheduled to make its first public appearance at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this week, and it will on go on sale next year world-wide.

Update: 9/26/2012

The 2013 has just unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, and here we the initial technical specifications of this convertible sports car. The standard 2013 Jaguar F-Type roadster will be offered as a 3.0-liter V6 producing 340 hp and 332 lbs-ft of torque, the F-Type S model comes with a 3.0-liter V6 engine producing  380 hp and  335 lbs-ft torque, and F-Type S 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 495 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque. According to Jaguar, the 2013 Jaguar F-Type convertible base model can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in about 5.3 seconds and with a top speed of 162 mph, while the F-Type S model can do in 4.9 seconds and the F-Type S 5.0-liter V8 can sprint in about 4.3 seconds.

There is one unique feature in the 2013 Jaguar F-Type convertible, which the rear wing is electronically controlled automatically when speeds reach above 62 mph. The rear wing disappear in its housing when speeds reach below 40 mph. There are a few differences between the V6 models and V8 models, mainly the exhaust system: the V6 have the twin exhaust center, while the V8 have two terminal double outlet on the side. Even the alloy wheels differ between the versions: 18 “on the V6, 19” on the V6 S and 20 “on the V8 S.

Structurally, the chassis of the new F-Type is made of aluminum. It has a structural rigidity of greater than 10% compared to the XKR-S.  Even the double wishbones suspension is made of aluminum, which combined with electronically controlled shock absorbers.

Update: 10/1/2012

The 2013 F-Type is now online with pricing details. The sports car has a starting price of MSRP of $69,000 (*plus a $875 destination fee) for the base model a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed ZF paddleshift automatic transmission. Up a level is the $81,000* F-Type S, it has the same supercharged V6 engine but with an additional 40 horsepower, active exhaust, a mechanical limited-slip differential, larger brakes and a launch control.

Lastly is the Jaguar F-Type V8 S top-range model at $92,000 plus delivery, which comes with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. Check out for more details on the update above, but here are two videos below of the new Jaguar F-Type sports car in action to tantalize your mind.

  • Moarts

    For a while I thought Jaguar stops know how to design cars. It looks like it has waken up with the design of this F-type car. It looks stunning indeed.