Jaguar F-Type: a roadster supercharged 3.0 V6 engines of 340 and 380 hp and 495 hp 5.0 V8

The Jaguar F-Type is ready for launch, but except for the timely leak of the first image of yesterday, still have to wait to see it in all its glory. On arrival in showrooms in 2013 will become the sport range access Jaguar, the most economical and time with a single body convertible canvas roof and front engine architecture and rear-wheel drive.

Despite its nature “modest”, at least regarding the Jaguar XK, the new Jaguar F-Type will feature a trio of engines already confirmed that portend a very decent performance. Start with a supercharged 3.0 V6 engine with two power levels of 340 and 380 hp, a new invoice mechanics designed to gradually replace the eight-cylinder aspirated engines. Even with the vortex saving and reducing engine displacement to which we are witnessing in recent years, the new F-Type will not give up the opportunity to ride the classic 5.0 supercharged V8 with an output of 495 hp.

The enemies of the new Jaguar F-Type
Knowing and distribution of power levels and existing engines we can go by some idea of its position, although its price today of course has not yet been revealed.

It may well be a good rival the Porsche Boxster S (315 hp) with six-cylinder engine faced in their atmospheric boxer. Bridging the gap could also be a good alternative, likely more expensive and with only two seats, the Audi TT-RS Roadster that my partner Pepe and tasted a year ago (see Test Audi TT-RS Roadster). The BMW Z4 sDrive 35is also be one of the rivals to consider.

In another price range would also be comparable to the Nissan 370Z sports or hardtop convertible Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster and the Mercedes SLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY or 55 AMG Roadster.

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