Jaguar F-Type leaked ahead of Paris debut

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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