While the debut of the XFR-S is likely fresh on everyone's minds and browser windows, the other big story of late at Jaguar is the F-Type coupe and convertible. Originally unveiled in Paris, the LA show was the first opportunity that the sub-XK performance machine will be seen Stateside. However, it was not just the same news that we first heard in Paris, as Jaguar used LA to showcase its newly available "Black" design pack.

This styling package includes gloss black finishes for the grill surround, side vents, a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel, gloss black interior touches, and instrument panel rings. This package is available with Ultimate Black, Polaris White, Italian Racing Red, Rhodium Silver, Grey and Firesand (seen above) body colors.

The Black pack can be had on either the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 model, or the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 version. Specific additional "Black" tweaks are available based on which derivative you select. Specifically, a gloss-black rear valence is a V6-only modification.

Jaguar design chief Ian Callum shared his thoughts on the design pack: "For me, good automotive design should be about creating excitement, so being here in LA to witness the positive reaction to both the XFR-S and F-Type – two highly distinctive performance cars – is very satisfying."

No word yet on the pricing for this option pack or how many F-Types will be available in this configuration, but check out our galleries and read the press release below to see what this design pack is all about.
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Two significant new Jaguars have made their debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The XFR-S saloon made its global debut at the Show. Unveiled by Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, the XFR-S is the fastest, most powerful and agile sports saloon Jaguar has ever built.

Developed by Jaguar Land Rover's specialist ETO division, the XFR-S features bespoke powertrain, chassis and body enhancements that enable it to push the performance boundaries. With 550PS from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine driving through an eight-speed Quickshift transmission, the XFR-S is capable of reaching 60mph in just 4.4-seconds before going on to an electronically limited top speed of 186mph.

On unveiling the car Adrian Hallmark commented:"Sporting character is evident in all Jaguar saloons. In the XFR-S that character has been amplified, the result being a truly engaging car with a combination of technical innovation, assertive design and staggering performance that will satisfy the most demanding of drivers."

Making its North American debut at the show was the F-TYPE - Jaguar's all-new two-seater sports car. Seen for the first time with special-order Firesand paintwork and equipped with optional 'Design' and both exterior and interior 'black' packs, this individual F-TYPE - a V6 S model - demonstrates the range of personalisation options that are available for customers.

Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, commented: "For me, good automotive design should be about creating excitement, so being here in LA to witness the positive reaction to both the XFR-S and F-TYPE - two highly distinctive performance cars - is very satisfying."


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      ilikeit
      • 2 Years Ago
      it looks like an aston mated w/ a maserati.. and it is a good thing
      djpatrick35
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just give me a stickshift and TAKE MY MONEY!!!
      FreeThinker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Before you question the pricing: Welcome to 2013. The sales of all luxury items are up globally by up to 30% in some cases. There are more millionaires globally (and in the U.S.!) now than there were before the recession hit. Think about it. Have you actually shopped a fully_loaded Porsche Cayman S? It's easy to exceed $90k at a dealership here in California.
      hadji murad
      • 2 Years Ago
      this looks cool, especially the rear. i love the rear 3/4 angle on this car. the interior looks rich and modern too. front looks a bit nondescript, but still really nice.
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's hope the rumors of a MT are true.....otherwise this sports car will just be a waste of a great design.
      Jeff
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gorgeous car but V8 should be max $80K with all the goodies.
        Teleny411
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jeff
        Yeah they forget Sir William Lyons offered better cars (Mark Vii: twin cam power) for way less cash. Jaguar was about "value for money" and I think the high price has limited the amount they will sell.
      ngiotta
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's pretty, but they should have called it the Jaguar GT-R Type, for obvious reasons.
      Steven Chang
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now this is a good looking car. Once Jag proves its reliability to the world, they may have something special...
        FreeThinker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Steven Chang
        They have proven more reliable. Ours are rock-solid daily drivers. It's people who don't look at facts that keep up the old reputation. Of a brand you have never owned. So wierd of you.
      Miller333
      • 2 Years Ago
      Has anyone else noticed that the interior of this car looks strikingly similar to the Pontiac Solstice? http://www.sportscarcup.com/cars/pontiac-solstice-gxp-interior.jpg
      Tirac
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really nice wish it was more affordable
      adam1keith1980
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sir William Lyons offered better cars for way less cash, and this car is "value for the money" if you are looking into the Porsche Carrera or Aston Martin Vantage, which is on paper its direct competitor. The Jaguar does not compete with the Z4 and SLK.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love it, but I will echo what others have said, it needs to be Boxster/Cayman priced.
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