This is the new Jaguar F-Type. The image was leaked yesterday and today Jag has released an official teaser video before the car is presented to the world in Paris next week.
The F-Type convertible will go on sale in the first half of 2013 and a coupé model will follow in 2014. It’s an important new release for Jaguar as global brand director, Adrian Hallmark, explains: “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.”
Check out the preview video after the break, which includes footage from Jaguar’s proving ground in the UK as well as action from the Nürburgring and Nardo. The engine note from the 5.0 supercharged V8 is pretty special too.