This is the brand new Jaguar F-Type V8 S, the fastest member in the new F-Type lineup of the British car maker. We visited Jaguar’s stand at the 2012 Paris Motor Show for a close up of the new roadster!
The two-seater, convertible sports car is focused on performance, agility and driver involvement and features Jaguar’s new V8 engine producing 495hp and 625Nm of torque. The engine offers a torque-to-weight ratio of 375Nm/tonne, accelerates to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 300km/h.
The V8 engine is linked to an eight-speed Quickshift transmission. A centrally mounted joystick-shaped SportShift selector offers full manual sequential control, as do the steering wheel-mounted paddles. If Dynamic Mode is also selected on the Jaguar Drive Controller, the transmission will not automatically shift up at the redline and will only downshift to prevent engine stalling, leaving control fully in the hands of the driver.
The F-Type V8 S has an electronic differential and an active exhaust system. Valves in the exhaust system open under load from 3,000rpm. An optional Configurable Dynamics programme allows the driver to tailor a number of the dynamic features to personal taste and includes lap timer and G-meter functionality.
The range-topping V8 S received additional aerodynamic addenda with front vanes beneath the shark gills and flat side sill extensions. The roofless sports car rides on 20 inch wheels and has signature quad, outboard-mounted tailpipes as seen on XKR and XFR models.
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