Jaguar F-Type Makes Global Public Debut at Goodwood

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

A camouflaged prototype of Jaguar‘s new F-Type made its first public display at this years Goodwood Festival of Speed.

We have seen spy photos, and official manufacturer’s pictures of the F-Type, and now the car has taken a bow, competing in the hill-climb at Goodwood in front of a public audience. Driven by Jaguar’s head of vehicle integrity, Mike Cross, the F-Type was driven up the hill behind three other Jaguar cars, a C-type, D-type and E-type, showing off the company’s heritage as well as its new direction.

The F-Type that took part in the hill climb ran with the base 380-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6, but an F-Type R will also be available and will gets its power from a 5.0-liter V8 that should produce around 550 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.

“The F-TYPE will deliver a driver-focused sports car experience, and camouflaged prototypes like this one are currently being tested all over the world. The development programme is right on schedule, and coming here today to showcase just a little of the dynamic precision, noise, speed and excitement that the production F-TYPE will exhibit is very satisfying,” said Mike Cross.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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