Jaguar F-Type leaked

25 Sep, 2012 10:35am Damion Smy

More pictures of the Jaguar F-Type have been leaked, ahead of its world debut on Wednesday night

Following the leak and subsequent release of an official picture of the new Jaguar F-Type Roadster, a whole host of new images have surfaced on the Internet.

The F-Type is due to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show this week, and borrows its looks heavily from the C-X16 concept seen at the Frankfurt show last year.

The rear-wheel-drive two-seater - which is set to rival the Porsche 911 - will be available as a Roadster first, with the coupe version going on sale later. It gets Jaguar's all-new design language, which includes a wide grille, swept-back headlights and sculpted curves. The narrow tail-lights of the concept have been transferred directly into production. 

This latest batch of images includes some shots of the interior, revealing a stubby gearlever - rather than the rotary dial used in other Jags - and there's more of a focus on the driver, with clear, easy to read dials and an uncluttered centre console. Expect material quality to be as good as ever, thanks to plenty of leather, Alcantara and brushed metals. 

Engines for the F-Type have already been confirmed, meaning the line-up is made up of 335bhp and 375bhp versions of Jaguar's new 3.0-litre supercharged V6, as well as a "new derivative" of the existing 5.0-litre supercharged V8. No power output has been confirmed for the V8, but expect it to be in a milder state of tune than the XFR, with around 450bhp.

Stop-start will be fitted as standard, with fuel consumption benefiting even further thanks to a lightweight aluminium construction.

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, said: “As its sporting forebears did in their era, the F-Type will break new ground by delivering stunning sports car performance while vividly demonstrating Jaguar’s cutting-edge engineering technologies and world-class design excellence. The next step in Jaguar’s sporting bloodline is about to become reality.”

Full details of the Jaguar F-Type will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show.