Jaguar Track Tests F-Type, Building Up Interest for Paris Unveiling [Video]
The video shows how the car was tested, and what were the expectations behind it. Jaguar are proud that this is their first purpose-built sports car in years, and they are aware that it has to be every bit as good as we think it is. Also, the video features some rather rare exhaust note samples, of the firm’s new 3-liter supercharged V6 engine which sounds very good, to our ears. It comes in two states of tune (335 hp and 375 hp), and will sit in the range below a version of Jaguar’s 5-liter V8 unit, which will power the hottest ‘R’ version of the car.
Mike Cross, Jaguar’s Chief Engineer for Vehicle Integrity said: "Fundamentally, a great sports car is one you'll look forward to driving because it's fun, and the F-TYPE definitely delivers on that score. We've worked hard to make sure that responses to steering, throttle and brakes are absolutely immediate, a task made far easier by the rigid aluminium structure at the car's base. It's precise and exciting, a car that you'll want to drive for the sake of driving alone, and it sounds fantastic!"
autoevolution will be attending the Paris Motor Show 2012, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.