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Good-looking concept ready for production


igor@af
04-24-2001, 05:10 PM
The Jag F-type recieved a "Go!" for production, so let's hope we will see these little [13 feet, 5 inches in length]beasts on the streets soon ;)


http://www.auto.com/2000autoshow/slideshow/jaguar_f-type_con/photo1.jpg http://www.auto.com/2000autoshow/slideshow/jaguar_f-type_con/photo2.jpg
http://www.auto.com/2000autoshow/slideshow/jaguar_f-type_con/photo3.jpg http://www.auto.com/2000autoshow/slideshow/jaguar_f-type_con/photo4.jpg
http://www.auto.com/2000autoshow/slideshow/jaguar_f-type_con/photo5.jpg http://www.auto.com/2000autoshow/slideshow/jaguar_f-type_con/photo6.jpg

enzo@af
04-24-2001, 07:58 PM
I first saw this in Automobile, and I fell in love! Great looking car reminiscent of Jaguars of old. Can't wait. I think it'll put some heat on the likes of Porsche Boxters, Z3's and SLK's.

vince007_
04-24-2001, 08:33 PM
Those are gorgeous cars. I heard that they are going to have the 370hp SC engine in it like in the XKR and the XJR. With that engine and how small and light it is, it will sure fly. I love that interior.

<><><>Vince

enzo@af
04-25-2001, 12:00 AM
It's gonna look more toned down (not so concept-ey) for production though....right? I think I heard that somewhere.

DVSNCYNIKL
05-30-2001, 09:48 AM
They always tone it down from concept. Which really sucks cuz everyone, namely myself, love the concept look. If it stays the way it looks now, I'll love to see it in person. Can someone say S/C!:D

Chris
05-30-2001, 09:50 AM
Everything is toned down for production, but this looks well thought out, so it should stay similiar. I heard it wa getting a whole new engine, but that 370 hp engine would be awesome. Add a 6-speed, and Boxters beware:cool:

enzo@af
05-30-2001, 10:35 AM
More like Boxter good bye!

Chris
05-30-2001, 02:48 PM
Boxter. What boxter??
hehehe:D

psycovette
07-16-2001, 05:51 PM
They say that it will be sports car to get more drivers into the Jaguar marque. They say in the press release that they wouls like to get a younger generation into the F-type. I hope so, because that is what made Jaguar origionaly when they entered the E-type in the 60's. They offered a car that had exceptional performance and handeling at a price that the average man can afford. I hope they do the same with this car and not make it another hood ornament "rich-mobile" for some stuffed shirt preppy who doesent apreaciate the marque other than as a status car.

If they sell the car for a base of 45k I can live with that because they will be selling the car for the same price as the Corvette. In 1967 you would pay about the same price for an E-type as you would a Stingray vette.

After they release this car the spirits of Sir William Lyons and Malcom Sayer can stop kickings henry's ass for owning their marque:licker:

primera man
07-16-2001, 08:19 PM
That is one great looking car....LOVE IT !!!!:D :D
Lets hope that they stick by there concept car and built it like these pics :)

Darkwing
07-30-2001, 09:56 PM
to all: I AGREE!!!

Jay!
07-31-2001, 02:01 AM
I saw this car in January, and it looks great in person. The lines are odd at first, but the sweeping set of windows hold it together well.

A question: Has anyone seen a lid for this can? Or is it a fair-weather-only machine? I mean, I like it with the top off, but how well will it sell in London and Seattle and Japan where it rains so much?

Jay!
10-23-2001, 12:54 PM
Here's the pic that I took way back in Jan... :)

http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/129524Ftype.JPG

Morpheus XIII
12-01-2001, 07:24 AM
Good luck getting those frameless upper sills into production.

Da Hawxxx
01-07-2002, 03:05 PM
some news on the f-type... the lay out is going to change on the production car, the engine will be mid shipped so the weight distribution will be perfect 50/50. It will get a 6 speed box and two 3.0 V6s with 250 or 300bhp with a blower. A 325bhp R is planned a year later. Reason of the change is that the concept didn't have the perfect 50/50 weight distribution. the engine was placed too much in front. They tried a mid front engine ( like the S2000 ) but were confronted by huge packaging problem as well problems with crash regulations.

Morpheus XIII
01-08-2002, 03:15 AM
Damn, a change in the drivetrain layout is a BIG change. The production model could look completely different. But who cares, the world could always use another mid-engined car. :D

Chris
01-08-2002, 12:24 PM
only 50 extra hp with the blower, what a rip! I mean, I could see 100 extra hp, but only 50? Disgusting. Save the money and put one on yourself (or have it professionally installed, it doesn't matter), then make it give you 400hp with some extra basic changes to accomodate the boost.

Jaguar, I am disgusted by your lack of technology.:mad:

Morpheus XIII
01-08-2002, 08:01 PM
100hp from an OEM blower? Yikes, that's a lot. But a company like Jaguar should at least be able to pull that off, right?

Chris
01-09-2002, 06:45 PM
If you can pull 100extra hp out of a S2000 with a mild blower, you should be able to do the same for a bigger engine. They'll never beat M cars or vettes otherwise.

nrz420
07-05-2002, 04:06 PM
Is it wrong to wanta marry a car over a woman?

Morpheus XIII
08-25-2002, 08:45 PM
Wrong? Not in my book.

jsb88
10-31-2002, 09:35 AM
Lets all make a new religion and marry them:D
I want to at least see this car in person... I want to buy that car!

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