2012 LA Auto Show: Jaguar F-Type receives the Black Pack and a Firesand finish

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 29, 2012

As expected, Jaguar brought to the 2012 LA Auto Show the F-Type Black Pack, a special package designed for its latest convertible that promises to make the car even more impressive. According to the press release, the Black Pack is available with Firesand, Ultimate Black, Polaris White, Italian Racing Red, Rhodium Silver and Satellite Grey body colours and just like its name says it, the vehicle features gloss black finishes on items such as the front grille surround, side power vents and roll hoops.

Inside, the Black Pack offers a flat-bottomed Sports steering wheel with black trim finisher, gloss black vent surrounds, new gloss black door switch surrounds and new gloss black instrument cluster dial rings.

Under the hood, the vehicle offers a choice of two engines, a V6 or a more powerful V8. The 3.0-liter V6 engine delivers 340 PS and pushes the F-Type from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.1 seconds (100 km/h in 5.2 seconds), all the way to a top speed electronically limited to 161mph (260km/h), while emitting just 209g/km of CO2.

The V6 engine can deliver 380 PS on the F-Type S model and sprints from 0 to 60 mpg (96 km/h) in 4.8 seconds (100 km/h in 4.9 seconds), while the top speed is electronically limited to 171mph (275km/h).

The mighty 5.0-liter V8 engine found on the F-Type V8 S model delivers 495 PS and 625 Nm of torque. With these numbers, the car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.2 seconds (100 km/h in 4.3 seconds) and has a top speed electronically limited to 186mph (300km/h).

Press Release

Two significant new Jaguars have made their debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The XFR-S saloon made its global debut at the Show. Unveiled by Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, the XFR-S is the fastest, most powerful and agile sports saloon Jaguar has ever built.


Developed by Jaguar Land Rover's specialist ETO division, the XFR-S features bespoke powertrain, chassis and body enhancements that enable it to push the performance boundaries. With 550PS from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine driving through an eight-speed Quickshift transmission, the XFR-S is capable of reaching 60mph in just 4.4-seconds before going on to an electronically limited top speed of 186mph.

On unveiling the car Adrian Hallmark commented:"Sporting character is evident in all Jaguar saloons. In the XFR-S that character has been amplified, the result being a truly engaging car with a combination of technical innovation, assertive design and staggering performance that will satisfy the most demanding of drivers."

Making its North American debut at the show was the F-TYPE - Jaguar's all-new two-seater sports car. Seen for the first time with special-order Firesand paintwork and equipped with optional 'Design' and both exterior and interior 'black' packs, this individual F-TYPE - a V6 S model - demonstrates the range of personalisation options that are available for customers.

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, commented:"For me, good automotive design should be about creating excitement, so being here in LA to witness the positive reaction to both the XFR-S and F-TYPE - two highly distinctive performance cars - is very satisfying."

F-TYPE:Launched at this year's Paris Auto Show, the all-aluminium F-TYPErepresents a return to Jaguar's heartland: a two-seater, convertible sports car focused on performance, agility and driver involvement. Three models are available - F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S. They are powered respectively by Jaguar's new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 340PS and 380PS outputs and its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS.

The F-TYPE 'Design' pack features body-coloured side sill extensions, front aero splitter and a gloss black colour-keyed rear valance (V6 models only).

The exterior 'Black' pack is available with Firesand, Ultimate Black, Polaris White, Italian Racing Red, Rhodium Silver and Satellite Grey body colours and adds gloss black finishes to items including the front grille surround, side power vents and roll hoops (additions vary depending on the F-TYPE derivative).

The interior 'Black' pack adds a flat-bottomed Sports steering wheel with black trim finisher, gloss black vent surrounds, gloss black door switch surrounds and gloss black instrument cluster dial rings.
ETO: The XFR-S is the latest car developed by Jaguar Land Rover's specialist ETO division. The division is responsible for extending the Jaguar and Land Rover brands with a series of 'special edition' models as well as a range of personalisation options allowing owners to tailor their cars.

The designers and engineers in ETO work alongside the JLR Product Development teams on future products with a focus on offering additional luxury, performance and capability, exploring different facets of the brands' personalities. Previous Jaguar models developed by ETO include the XKR-S and the XJ Ultimate.

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