Jaguar F Type sports car public debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed (Photos & Videos)

Jaguar F Type, the latest prototype from the stables of Jaguar will make its way to the Goodwood Festival of Speed to be held from June 28 to July 1, 2012. This will be the company’s latest sports car and will be seen in with maximum use of aluminum ensuring better and lightweight construction. It will be launched as a comfortable two seater and will be brought into focus at the Goodwood Hill by Mike Cross – Head of Vehicle Integrity at Jaguar.

Jaguar’s new F Type will be powered by a V6 or V8 engine and even though it will be showcased to the public it will not be before mid 2013 that the vehicle will actually go on sale. F Type is being put through rigorous testing in the most demanding of climatic road conditions before it is ready for the market. Showcasing the vehicle at Goodwood will be an ideal platform where viewers will get a chance to see the F Type capabilities in testing conditions.

With the launch of this new vehicle, Jaguar is once again hoping to regain its position as market leaders from which it has been absent for some time now. The Jaguar F Type will be launched as a convertible while a coupe version will follow by 2014. F Type will be produced and built at the company Castle Bromwich plant though the company is still mum on prices at which this F Type will be offered.

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Jaguar F-TYPE Prototype to Make Public Debut at Goodwood

A development prototype example of Jaguar’s new sports car, the F-TYPE, is set to make its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Utilising Jaguar’s industry-leading knowledge of all-aluminium construction, the F-TYPE will launch as a two-seater convertible with the focus uncompromisingly on delivering driver reward.

The F-TYPE will be driven up the famous Goodwood Hill by Jaguar’s Head of Vehicle Integrity, Mike Cross.

Powered by a supercharged V6 or V8 engine, the F-TYPE is currently undergoing development prior to going on sale mid-2013. Taking on the most challenging roads, extremes of temperature and the harshest environments, the F-TYPE is being thoroughly tested ahead of its launch.

Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars commented; ‘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 Goodwood Festival of Speed is this year themed around ‘Young Guns – Born to Win’, celebrating drivers, riders, designers and engineers.

Tickets and further information for the 2012 Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival can be found on the Goodwood website ( sport/), or via the Ticket Hotline on +44 (0)1243 755055 or on-line via the Ticket section of the website sport/


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