Photo Gallery: Jaguar F-Type Project 7


Jaguar has confirmed that it intends to build 250 examples of the 2013 F-Type Project 7 concept car for sale to the public, using its Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations team to handle the assembly of the custom two-seat roadster. Inspired by the 60th anniversary of the LeMans-winning Jaguar D-type race car, the F-Type Project 7 features handmade carbon- fiber aerodynamic aids and a unique suspension, as well as the most powerful engine Jaguar has ever put in a car: a 575-horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 mated to an eight- speed automatic transmission. Jaguar says it will propel the Project 7 from zero to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph, making it the fastest car Jaguar has ever produced.

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Several high-performance features will be standard on the Project 7, including carbon- ceramic brakes, a torque vectoring system and race-inspired seats. The only roof will be a stowable fabric strip that stretches from the top of the windshield and accommodates the D-type-inspired fairing behind the driver's head. It will be fully road-legal, however, and even features a trunk that holds 7 cubic feet of luggage.

The first examples of the new Project 7 will be delivered to customers in mid-2015, and it will make its public debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England on Thursday. Pricing has not yet been announced.

Check out the gallery below.

By Aaron Bragman | June 25, 2014 | Comments (1)

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2014 Jaguar F-Type Convertible Photo Gallery (24 Photos)


A bout of sunny weather coincided with a bumper crop of test convertibles this spring — our drive of the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata was followed by a stint in the droptop version of Jaguar's newest car, the F-Type. We tested the 495-horsepower, supercharged V-8 model of the rear-wheel-drive soft-top roadster in eye-popping Italian Racing Red, matching its eye-popping $103,820 sticker price after options and destination. 

More Photo Galleries reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder called this cat "a tour de force of eager power, engaging dynamics and head-turning looks." Click here for the full review and check out the gallery below; photos by Evan Sears. 

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2014 Jaguar F-Type Video

With the 2014 Jaguar F-Type, the British luxury automaker returns to the pure-sports-car game after a decades-long absence. Is reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder impressed enough by its Darth Vader-inspired visage and 4.2-second zero-to-60-mph sprint to welcome Jaguar back with open arms? Watch the video.

By Matt Schmitz | June 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe: Up Close


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Ogling the F-Type coupe is like looking at an entirely new car.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Photo Gallery (13 Photos)


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Take note of the smooth, pillar-free body side, courtesy of a single piece of pressed aluminum. Abundant leather with contrast stitching covers the instrument panel and interior, while trunk space has expanded thanks to the new body style. Check out the gallery below. photos by Joe Bruzek.

By Matt Schmitz | November 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show


Competes with: Porsche 911, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi RS 5
Looks like: A proper Jaguar coupe with all the right curves
Drivetrain: 340- or 380-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6; 550-hp, supercharged 5.0-liter V-8; eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2014

The F-Type convertible may have debuted first, but it was merely a tease for the gorgeous F-Type coupe Jaguar revealed this week at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. We couldn't help wonder, nor could our readers, how soon the coupe would debut after the convertible. From our first impressions, it seems like the wait was worth it, though we already had a hunch of what to expect based on Jaguar's C-X16 concept from a few years ago to which the production version stays faithful.

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The F-Type convertible already impressed us with its dedicated sports-car athleticism. The coupe takes the F-Type's sports-car commitment to the next level as the automaker says it's the most torsional rigid production Jaguar ever. With all that rigidity, Jaguar deemed it a perfect fit for the F-Type coupe's range-topping F-Type R with 550 horsepower. The R is now the most powerful F-Type, adding 55 horsepower over the convertible's most powerful F-Type V8 S. The F-Type R coupe is good for zero to 60 mph in an estimated 4.0 seconds.

By Joe Bruzek | November 20, 2013 | Comments (3)

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