Having premiered at the Paris Auto Show 2012, the Jaguar F-Type is indeed having a good time; recently at the New York Auto Show 2013 the two-seat sports car from Jaguar scooped the award for 2013 World Car Design of the Year which was collected by Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar. It beat 43 other contenders.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said:
No design project has given me greater pleasure than the creation of the F-TYPE. It’s a project I’ve looked forward to from the moment I joined Jaguar, and it’s one that’s given my team and I great satisfaction. The F-TYPE is a sports car that is true to Jaguar’s design values – beauty of line and purity of form – and I’m honoured that the World Car of the Year jury has recognised our work with this award.
The F-TYPE is the first full-blooded Jaguar sports car to be launched for more than 50 years. Its architecture and technology are world class, wrapped in an evocative and progressive design that could only be a Jaguar
Just a recap, a new 3.0 liter V6, developed from Jaguar’s 5.0 liter V8, is available in either 340hp or 380hp variants, powering the F-Type and F-Type S respectively. The V6 models are joined by a new member of Jaguar’s V8 engine family producing 495hp and 625Nm of torque, it’s the F-Type V8 S model. 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 380hp V6 F-Type S covers the 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 275km/h. The 340hp V6 F-Type accelerates to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 260km/h.