Back at the New York Auto Show in April, Jaguar announced at a press conference that it would be introducing it’s new “baby” sports car the F-Type, later this year. Now we can confirm that a prototype is set to make it’s official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of this month.
The car in question, will take part in the famous hill climb, driven by Jaguar’s Head of Vehicle Integrity, Mike Cross. As for the reason why Jaguar choose Goodwood to bring out its latest prototype; Jaguar’s Global Brand Director, Adrian Hallmark, said the “Goodwood Festival of Speed is focused around the dynamic hill runs where the public can see, hear and smell the cars – this is why we have chosen it as the place to showcase an F-TYPE prototype. The development programme is progressing with vigour and we look forward to showing the world the F-TYPE in production form later this year.”
The F-Type, slated to go on sale in mid-2013, will likely sport a supercharged V6 under the hood, with a 5.0-liter V8 earmarked for the racy F-Type R. Expect more details to become available on Jaguar’s new two-seater as we get nearer to the production version’s official launch.
The 2012 Goodwood Festival Speed runs from June 28 to July 1.