Preview: Jaguar C-Type

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

Jaguar has plans to produce an all-new C-Type that will be positioned further upmarket and will cost between £45,000-£50,000. The new model, which will sit below the XK, will be designed to rival top-end performance cars such as Audi's TT RS, the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG and Porsche's Cayman. 

With a blend of pace, luxury and practicality, the C-Type will have a futuristic design, an XJ-style grille and distinctive headlight arrangement. The C-Type is likely to be available as a fixed-head coupe or a roadster.

As you can see from these images, the C-Type will be a forward-looking design with an XJ-style grille and distinctive headlight arrangement.

With features such as the chrome mesh, sporty air intakes and a bold bonnet bulge, the car is sure to turn heads. Adding to its good looks are the sculpted edges along the flanks, vast chrome alloys and pert but muscular tail complete with twin exhaust pipes.

To complete the look, there is an electrically operated folding canvas roof to be stowed behind the occupants'´ heads. The C-Type is as luxurious as it is practical. It has about the same size as Audi's A5 and is bound to have a useful spacious boot. The images show only two seats but the final design is likely to have four.

Similar to the XK's, the new C-Type's chassis will be an aluminum monocoque with extruded body panels.

This has an arrangement that may be lightweight but is highly strong and stiff, improving handling response. Powering the car is Jaguar's latest 5.0-litre V8, producing 380bhp. Other possibilities include a twin-turbo diesel and an R version powered by the company's supercharged 500bhp V8. [via autoexpress]

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