The F-Type, Jaguar's all-new aluminium two-seater sports car, will make its global debut 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."
The F-Type will be launched as a convertible with a choice of three petrol engines: 340PS and 380PS versions of Jaguar's new 3.0-litre supercharged V6, and an upgraded version of its existing supercharged 5.0-litre V8. The transmission will be an eight-speed automatic and the drivetrain will be equipped with Stop/Start technology.
Jaguar says that most of the initial development was done on computer, with more than half-a-million separate F-Type design analyses carried out taking up 10-million hours of processing. The last 18 months or so has been spent honing the performance of the physical verification prototypes. 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.