Jaguar confirms production of F-type roadster
Jaguar has officially confirmed the production of the F-Type roadster, which will be based on the C-X16 concept that debuted in the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
However, the designers will not be sticking to the C-X16’s coupe body style. Jaguar says that the production model will be launched as a two-seat roadster. But, a coupe with all-wheel drive is apparently also on the way, and is currently undergoing on-road testing.
At this point though, much of the car’s specs are unknown. But sources say that the F-Type may end up using the same supercharged 3.0-litre V6 and electric motor combination found under the hood of the concept.
The F-Type will be designed with less power, but nonetheless remain as a focused sports car rather than a luxury GT. As for pricing, the F-Type will be priced below the much larger XK, but above competitors like the Porsche Boxster/Cayman, BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK.
Although no release date has been stated, the vehicle is expected to be available in Europe by mid-2013.