The Jaguar E-Type was one of the most iconic cars of the past 50 years and was even described by Enzo Ferrari as one of the most beautiful cars ever made.
Now Jaguar is hoping to replicate that success with a new two-seat roadster based on the stunning C-X16 concept revealed last year.
The new Jaguar F-Type has been partially revealed in a series of camouflage body graphics and teaser images of the rear end.
However, Jaguar has confirmed the model will be ‘a true sports car’ sitting below the new Jaguar XK coupe and XK convertible in the brand’s four-strong range.
The new Jaguar F-Type will feature engines built in Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant in the Midlands and features a lightweight aluminium design to improve performance.
Ian Hoban, Jaguar’s Vehicle Line Director said: “The engineering development of the F-TYPE has focused on delivering a heightened level of dynamic driving reward. We are excited about our progress to date and are looking forward to soon being able to demonstrate what we have achieved.”
The Jaguar F-Type will now undergo a series of on-road testing before a finished model arrives in Jaguar dealerships in the UK.
Jaguar says a full production model will be revealed later in the year and the new F-Type is expected to go on sale midway through 2013.
Jaguar currently sells a range of popular cars in the UK including the Jaguar XK coupe and convertible, the executive Jaguar XF saloon and the luxury Jaguar XJ saloon.