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Jaguar F-Type to be tested at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Jaguar F-Type is well on its way. The car, which will serve as a compact alternative to the larger Jaguar XK, will shortly make its public debut here in the UK. 

The F-Type may have started life as a concept, but it will shortly be hooning around in real life.
The F-Type may have started life as a concept, but it will shortly be hooning around in real life.

The Jaguar F-Type will be driven up the famous Hill Circuit (it’s fairly infamous if you’re one of the unlucky ones that happen to have crashed there) by Jaguar’s head of vehicle integrity, Mike Cross. We’re expecting Cross, who is something of a drifting legend, to make quite an impression, though let’s hope he doesn’t break what is probably the only F-Type in the world.

The final production F-Type will come in one of two engine types — a 3-litre V6 that produces 380PS and 460Nm of torque, and a supercharged V8 that kicks out 510PS and 542Nm. Jaguar is being secretive about which engine will power the Goodwood car, but either way, it should deliver explosive performance.

“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,” said Adrian Hallmark, global brand director for Jaguar. “The development programme is progressing with vigour and we look forward to showing the world the F-Type in production form later this year.”

You can see the Jaguar F-Type for yourself by visiting the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Tickets are available via the Web site. The car will go on sale in mid-2013.

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