Jaguar is taking its still-in-development F-Type to the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. Mike Cross, Jaguar's head of vehicle integrity, will be piloting the all-aluminum convertible up the hill, and we guess he'll probably have the 380-horsepower, supercharged V6 underhood that we'll see when the production car is introduced next year, though a V8 is also possible. We're just hoping that Jag sees fit to delete the F-filled camouflage on the model seen above and show us the car in all its glory.

Jaguar's new kid should fit nicely with this year's Goodwood theme of "young guns." Scroll down for a press release on the F-Type's appearance.
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F-TYPE JAGUAR PROTOTYPE MAKES 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 (www.goodwood.com/motor sport/), or via the Ticket Hotline on +44 (0)1243 755055 or on-line via the Ticket section of the website http://www.goodwood.co.uk/annual-events.aspx


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      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really want one of these... I jUst hope they get the v6 right. Actually wish it was an I6 just for a further link back to the roots.. X
      Justin B.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This trend of auto makers showing us prototypes for ten years until they finally launch the production-ready vehicle has got to stop. It's one thing for Bugatti to do it but Jaguar? Just make the damn thing already!
        jagman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin B.
        This car is due in showrooms early next summer. We (Jaguar Sales) are very excited about the new addition to our line up.
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like the other commenters said, I think this is great and will sell well but really lust after a V8 Coupe. Jag is doing so much better under new ownership.
      Brex
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice. I wonder, since Jaguar is introducing the convertible first, if they'll follow Porsche's pricing structure with the Cayman/Boxter and price it lower than the coupe.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        LynxFX
        • 2 Years Ago
        Got the same thing today. Was hoping to have more info but it was just a link to a short video. Also drove the XKR-S at the Live and Drive event in LA. Great sounding car, was a little disappointed in the power though.
      • 2 Years Ago
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