AutoWeek reader Robert Burkhardt spotted a camouflaged Jaguar F-Type driving in the mountains near Denver yesterday. Apparently, the car manufacturer is not exactly shy about showing off its F-type in the recent months. In fact, it released teaser shots of a different camouflaged F-Type last May to generate buzz about the upcoming two-seater. The car was plastered with the prominent “Search F-Type” stickers.
The Other Jaguar F-Type
According to previous reports, the Jaguar F-type will sport a V8 powerplant and supercharged V6 when it launches next year.
The two-seater sports car was confirmed last April during the New York auto show, which was elaborated weeks later at the Beijing motor show. It would get a supercharged, 3.0-liter V6 engine that pushes out 380 horsepower. In addition, the vehicle could come with larger eight-cylinder as an option.
In relation to this, Jaguar is slowly revealing details about its F-Type’s powertrain. The car manufacturer will offer an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the V6 is developed from its 5.0-liter V8. Moreover, it will be rated at 340 hp in other models.
Playing with the Spy Cameras
On the other hand, the camouflaged car spotted by Burkhardt is a convertible car that boasts split-quad exhaust. Because it’s different from the Jaguar F-Type that was spotted previously, it could either mean that the automaker is playing with the spy cameras or it will offer two models in the future.
The future F-type model comes with two options: a supercharged V6 or an aspirated V8. Additionally, the V6 version will come with either 335 or 275 hp models. The automaker even added that it will have a top speed of 180 mph, and it will run from 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds.
Jaguar F-Type at Paris Motor Show
It is considered that the Jaguar F-type is the “spiritual” successor of E-type and other great Jaguar sports car. The model will use an aluminum monocoque developed in England, with prototypes already being tested. Its production version will closely resemble the C-X16 concept that was revealed last year at the Frankfurt motor show.
While nothing is set to stone yet, car enthusiasts should mark the date as the production version of these models will debut at the Paris motor show in late September. Officially known as Mondial de l’Automobile, the 2012 Paris motor show will kick off on September 27 to October 14. It occurs every two years, alternating with the Frankfurt motor show in Germany.