As nice as this car is from the front, the rear view of the 2013 F-Type is simply stunning. As we suspected, the F-Type's styling follows very closely to the 2011 Jaguar C-X16 Concept (minus the hardtop roof, of course). We do get our first look at some of the production F-Type's details such as the Aston Martin-style flush door handles and Jaguar's leaper logo above the center brake light. We expect the F-Type will be offered with multiple engine options, and while these shots show the car with a center-mounted exhaust and a more conventional quadruple-outlet configuration, we don't know which is layout is for the V6 or the expected V8.
Inside, one of the biggest surprises is that the F-Type will use a conventional gearshift lever on the two-pedal transmission rather than the round dial selector used on all other current Jaguar models.
We only have to wait a couple more days to see the 2013 F-Type in person at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and get some high-res images, but until then, enjoy these shots of Jaguar's hot new roadster.