Official: 2013 Jaguar F-Type confirmed

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 10, 2012

Jaguar will be unveiling the production version of its all-new aluminum sports car – the F-TYPE – at the Paris Motor Show on September 27. The F-TYPE will be offered as a convertible with three available petrol engines: a 340PS 3.0-liter supercharged V6; and 380PS 3.0-liter supercharged V6; and a new derivative of the supercharged 5.0-liter V8.

All versions will be rear-wheel-drive F-TYPEs and will feature an eight-speed transmission as well as Stop/Start technology.

Jaguar teased the F-TYPE to the public by conducting a public run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom in June this year using a camouflaged version. After the Goodwood teaser, Jaguar went to test the final verification prototypes in some of the harshest environments in the world.

The carmaker’s test program in the real world is specially designed to verify the design work done by its engineers in the virtual world. Jaguar carried out more than half-a-million separate F-TYPE design analyses – all comprising 10-million CPU hours of processing and resulted to the creation of over 300TB of data.

Should Jaguar transform each of the initial design analysis on physical cars, the carmaker would have built prototype F-TYPEs that would have been so numerous as to clog majority of the country’s roads bumper-to-bumper.

But after all the hard work on the F-TYPE’s virtual design, Jaguar's engineers are now focusing on further improving the performance of the physical verification prototypes – which should result to a true sports car in the persona of a production F-TYPE.

According to Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director of Jaguar Cars, the unveiling of the F-TYPE in the Paris auto show will be a significant day in the carmaker’s history since it will mark the its return to the sports car market.

He added that the F-TYPE will break new ground by delivering “stunning sports car performance” while demonstrating the brand’s cutting-edge engineering technologies and world-class design excellence.

Ian Hoban, Jaguar's Vehicle Line Director, said that the world’s expectations on a Jaguar sports car are huge. He said they are pleased with how the attributes of the F-TYPE were translated from the virtual to the physical world. He added that they are now refining and adding the "last few percentage points” to truly turn “a great sports car into an exceptional one."

Press Release

Jaguar F-TYPE To Debut In Paris

The F-TYPE, Jaguar's all-new aluminium two-seater sports car, will make its global debut in production form at the Paris Motor Show on 27th September.

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, said: "The unveiling of the F-TYPE in Paris will be a truly significant day in Jaguar's history as it will mark the company's return to the sports car market, a market it originally helped to create.

"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."

The F-TYPE will be launched as a convertible with a choice of three petrol engines: 340PS and 380PS versions of Jaguar's all-new 3.0-litre supercharged V6, and a new derivative of its existing supercharged 5.0-litre V8. All will drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission and will be equipped with Stop/Start technology.

Prototype test programme

Following the F-TYPE's 'camouflaged' public drive at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June of this year, testing of the final verification prototypes has continued in some of the harshest environments in the world.

As its name suggests, this test programme is designed to verify the staggering amount of design work that was carried out by Jaguar's engineers in the 'virtual world', a process in which the company is an industry leader.

More than half-a-million separate F-TYPE design analyses were carried out comprising 10-million CPU hours of processing, creating more than 300TB of data. Had that same amount of initial design analysis been completed on physical cars, the number of prototype F-TYPEs built would have filled the majority of the UK's motorway network bumper-to-bumper.

The result of all that 'virtual' design work is that Jaguar's engineers are currently concentrating on honing the performance of the physical verification prototypes, to ensure the production F-TYPE delivers truly focused sports car driving reward.

Said Ian Hoban, Jaguar's Vehicle Line Director: "When you are working on a Jaguar sports car the expectations of the world are huge. We're really pleased how the attributes have translated from the virtual simulation work we've done into the physical world.

"Now, we're refining and adding those last few percentage points - that true element of honing which the Jaguar test team are delivering - which will turn a great sports car into an exceptional one."

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