Jaguar F Type Interior – British auto-maker, Jaguar, has soon finally confirmed that It‘ll build a spiritual successor towards the legendary E-Type. Revealed to UK car mag Auto Express, the corporate has offered the green light to production of the two-seat sports car to rival the Porsche Boxster.
The long-awaited development is really a results of substantial investment being ploughed straight into the marque by new owners Tata over subsequent five years. Tata chief executive, Carl-Peter Foster, has confirmed that the sports car is in the last stages of design.
Talking with Auto Express in regards to the company’s chief designer, he said :
Ian Callum is focusing on some ideas along these lines so we like what it is that we see. We‘re in the clay model stage, tweaking the thought every now and then.
The new model will sit below the XK inside the Jaguar range and become designed to become more driver-focussed compared to the current grand-tourer.
Smaller in size, it is predicted to bear an in depth family resemblance towards the XK incorporating an elongated oval mesh grill in the nose and latest Jaguar design hallmarks coming from the sculpted hood towards the sleek, new-style Jag headlights.
Early on there is expected to become one among Jaguar’s latest powerplants such like the 5. 0 litre V8 available over the company’s range including the power-boosted XF-R and XK-R models, leaving open the choice of the exciting, range-topping ‘R’ version.
Predicted to debut in around 18 months time, Jaguar sources claim that it is going to be priced to contend with premium sports class leaders such as the BMW Z4, Audi TT RS, Mercedes SLK AMG along with Porsche Boxster and Cayman.
The news comes like the UK-based company has also revealed plans to develop the achievements of their XF model by expanding the range to incorporate estate and coupe versions.
Buoyed by successfully competing for premium executive sales using the dominant German marques, an XF coupe would expand the fight towards the highly-regarded Audi A5 and BMW 3-series.
However, Jaguar remains tight-lipped upon the prospects for any rumoured new XJ220 style supercar to bring upon the Audi R8.
The company’s revival has thus far seen the all-new XK, XF and, in 2012, XJ models hit the roads. Fans from the classic British marque will little question be excited to discover the trend is placed to carry on.