• May 28, 2010
Jaguar F-Type concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Now that Jaguar is safely secured under the financial blanket of Tata Motors, the automaker is becoming more ambitious in its efforts to expand its model range. Tata has promised a yearly investment of £1 billion for the next five years, which means Jaguar will have the funding it needs to get new products cranked out. In talking with Auto Express, Jaguar Land Rover boss Carl-Peter Forster has reportedly confirmed that a few new models are in the pipeline, including the F-Type sports car, which we saw in concept form back in 2000 (pictured above).

This certainly isn't the first time that we've heard rumblings about F-Type production, and we've seen plenty of speculation about what the new sports car will look like. Rumors have suggested that the new sporty Jag will compete with the likes of the Porsche 911 or Audi R8.

When will a finished F-Type be on the road? Your guess is as good as ours, but due to Jaguar having just refreshed its entire model range within the last few years, we'd assume that the ball is indeed rolling on this new sportster.



[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I always liked the puppydog look of the f-type concept, with those high side mirrors. Of course, it's still a gorgeous, gorgeous car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome! Bring it on =)
      • 4 Years Ago
      UGLY! and just when Jaguar is undoing years of bad styling they come out with this. Too bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @Biomech
      but what is the point of it?
      and what is a Troll, someone that always has negative things to say?
        • 4 Years Ago
        A troll (to me) is someone who says negative/irrational things for the sake of saying them with nothing to back up their point with. I've seen many "negative" comments here about something that have been backed up with valid facts; you just have to do it right.

        Not so sure about the meters now, there are far too many "why is my bar so low" comments popping up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      More retro trex for the boomer set.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I loved that concept, but like others said there's no chance the F-type will look like that.

      But I also love this one: http://tinyurl.com/2vt3m9o
      ...and that looks more plausible to me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was hoping for a sinuous lithe body like the D and E had. Not that the F should look like those cars, but something just as stunning.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Strictly from an investment sense, I expected the first new Jaguar developed under Tata would be a crossover. I know the F-type will act as a halo for the rest of the brand, but it's hard to argue with the competition's sales figures . Plus, I would be interested in seeing the Jaguar design language applied to a crossover. Not a huge 5 series GT competitor, but something taught and sinewy along the lines of the Q5.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Tata has Land Rover for that kind of job.

        Besides, I kinda wish that Jaguar stays as a brand with only handful of models without an unnecessary amount of SUVs and "Grand Touring" cars. It's something that distinguishes Jaguar from BMW and Mercedes-Benz and I think it's great
        • 4 Years Ago
        There is a company called Land Rover which is going to do a crossover - LRX.
        Jaguar should focus on sport - coupes, convertibles, sedans and dare I say some shooting brakes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The concept shown is way old.
      I hope the new design will be better, if they intend to beat the said competition
      • 4 Years Ago
      Compete w/R8 and Porsche 911?

      Weak. Was hoping for an F-type to go DOWNSCALE; not upscale!

        • 4 Years Ago
        Yea, exactly. An affordable, beautiful, light roadster with a 6 cylinder or something. The old E-type also wasn't that expensive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those mirrors look quite useless...

      Side note -- anyone else digging the troll bar under everyone's icon that just got added?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Troll bar is cool.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ah ok, so it gives an average of how many up ratings you have versus how many downs? That's what I was hoping it was, since I've had that idea for quite a while.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What is the green and red bar under my avatar (that never shows up)?
        • 4 Years Ago
        jrejre has 2,492 total votes up, 552 total votes down
      • 4 Years Ago
      Tata seems to be doing more with Jaguar than Ford did.
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