2013 Jaguar F-Type
The new British two-seater convertible retrieves the sporting roots of the brand. The aluminum bodywork was inspired by the prototype C – 16 X and its development has been taken into account the sensations of driving. The price of the 2013 Jaguar F-Type will depart around 75,000 Euros which will cost 340 horsepower V6 version.
This hybrid two-seater Coupe anticipated model that will come to the range next year and that will be a step below the current XF both in size and in price. For this new model jaguar has decided by a classical configuration of two-seater sports, with front engine and traction after doses of technology which has been added to make it more fun to drive and give it a better performance.
The bodywork which is very similar to the view in the prototype design is made entirely aluminum. This lightweight material also used in the monocoque chassis – weighs 261 pounds – and the front and rear suspensions or the front subframe. New construction techniques can make you 10% more rigid than the XKR-S. This not only makes more light to the F-Type – with all the equipment and luxury weighs 1,597 kg – and allows a better distribution of weight.
This model also debuts new shaped a supercharged V6 engine of new generation. The range will consist of the F-Type, with engine 3.0 V6 with compressor 340 HP and 450 Nm of torque, which reaches 100 km/hour in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed – limited – 260 km/h. Emissions are only 203 grams of Co2 per kilometer.
The F-Type S is equipped with the same block V6 but the power is increased to 380 HP and 460 Nm of torque with which they cut by 1 Tenth 5 seconds in acceleration to 100 km/h and reaches the 275. The top of range is the F-Type V8 S, which mounted the third generation of the 5.0 V8 with compressor that 495 horsepower and 625 Nm of torque delivery and be able to reach the mythical barrier of 300 km/h.
All versions will have 8 speed automatic transmissions Quickshift with cams on the steering wheel. This has been revised to a transition between gears faster, adapts to the driving of the driver, using the button Sportshift can select the sequence mode and performs the heel automatically. Even with everything and given the approach to pleasant driving the F-Type, we miss a manual version.
The limited-slip is also standard, mechanical in the V6 and electronic in the V8. Through the dynamic mode the driver can select a more sharp response of parameters such as the address, the throttle or change.
In addition, the two most powerful versions include Launch Control and sport exhaust system or system Adaptive Dynamics that adjusts the suspension up to 500 times per second to improve the performance.
The cockpit is created by and for the driver and is inspired in cockpits of combat aircraft as we can be seen in details such as grilles of ventilation, instrumentation or change selector.
The riding position is quite lower than that in other sports models in the range, and is 20 mm lower than the XKR-S. The interior is completed with bucket sports seats bucket, new steering wheel design and top quality materials and two-tone contrasts.
The F-Type just to be presented at the Paris Show and will reach markets in spring of 2013 at a price of 58,500 pounds in England by the V6 version of 340 horses, so that the change will be around 75,000 Euros in Europe. F-Type S will cost about 85,000 and the bumper version V8, around 100,000 Euros. The coupe version will arrive in 2014.