The car you see above, ladies and gentlemen, appears to be a leaked image of the Jaguar F-Type. It will get its official debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in a little more than a week, but this lone image was posted to Facebook by well-known spy photographer Chris Doane with the following caption: "Something interesting just popped up in my inbox..."

As you can see, the production F-Type will look very much like the C-X16 Concept that debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, minus that car's fixed hardtop (though Jag is mulling building the F-Type in both hardtop and Roadster configurations).

We're expecting a range of engine options that will include two supercharged V6 options along with "a derivative" of the supercharged 5.0-liter V8.

It's too early to draw any real conclusions about the car's appearance from this single low-res image, but what we see looks pretty good. The car appears small in stature, which is a good thing for a sports car such as this, and there's no mistaking its face and profile for anything but a Jaguar.

Stay tuned for live images and commentary from the car's live debut in Paris. In the meantime, click on the image above for a slightly higher-res version, and feel free to have your say about the new F-Type in the Comments.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      fantastic car. modern, but with history..
      • 3 Years Ago
      not bad, but I want the coupe!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sexy and classy. Jaguar is putting out some real head turners lately.
      Tina Dang
      • 3 Years Ago
      So beautiful and stayed true to the concept. Very nice work there Jaguar.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeaaaaah Baby!!!!!! Nice bum on here from what little angle the shot give us. Methinks Thor.Peterson is a Volvo knothead.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautiful car but I'm not remotely in love. Gotta see the coupe version.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The manual transmission is in development. Rumor has it released with the FHC version next year:
      Eta Carinae
      • 3 Years Ago
      i wish the coupe one was "released" first, but all in all, this is a great looking car
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like what I see thus far, but I'm going to need to see more before I can really comment on it.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The coupe is a better looking car IMO. I hope it has the performance to make it a 911 alternative like they are hyping it to be.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The front looks slightly busy but then so does the XKRS. it would not in any way stop me from buying it provided it has the performance, agility, and noise of a thourobred sportscar. Also I read they were planning to offer a manual tranny. If the car turns out to be all these things then finally there is a viable alternative to Porsche's 911 cabrio and Boxster. I'm rooting for Jaguar on this!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just saw this in camo in Vegas followed by some sort of Range Rover (I think) in the same camo. I lost them at a light so I didn't get a picture. It was obviously a Jag even under the camo. It was a LOT smaller which is why I realized what it was. These pics are really close as far as the overall shape I saw.
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