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2012 Car of the Month

Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Jaguar F-Type

A FULL half-century on from the birth of the world’s most beautiful car, the E-Type, Jaguar have finally unwrapped a worthy successor.

The F-Type, acclaimed as one of the most dazzling of the automotive megastars currently wowing the motoring world at the Paris Motor Show, represents a return to its roots for the manufacturer.

It’s a lean and glamorous rear-wheel-drive, two-seater coupé, strongly based on the Jaguar C-X16 concept that illuminated the Frankfurt show a while ago, and it’s a racing certainty that it will give the likes of Porsche a serious run for its money.

The F-Type’s all-aluminium body will be propelled by a choice of three engines: the 335bhp entry-level variety, an ‘S’ with a supercharged 3.0-litre V6, and an awesome 5.0-litre V8. The ‘slowest’ can do 161mph and the quickest 186mph.

Prices go from £58,500 to a tad under £80k, and while that’s rather more than most of us would pay for a new set of wheels, it’s peanuts compared with the six-figure price tags attached to some of its main rivals.   

MM verdict: A thing of rare beauty and a certain future classic.

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Discussion

3 thoughts on “Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Jaguar F-Type

  1. Hello Mr Motor Mouth

    The new Jag is very pretty – reminds me of a Maserati. I absolutely love the E-type, circa 1963 in Yellow. If I was spending the price tag of the F-type, it would be on its predecessor. As you say: the world’s most beautiful car, bar none.

    Best wishes

    Old Man in Dorset

    Posted by Old Man in Dorset | October 5, 2012, 4:28 pm
  2. The E-Type has influenced the look of many beautiful cars over the years and it’s hard to believe that it is 51 years ago that it arrived. Still a stunner! Thanks for writing, Richard – it’s about time you put some new material on your blog.

    Posted by Mister Motor Mouth | October 5, 2012, 5:23 pm

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