New Jaguar F-Type first look

An image of the new E-Type successor was leaked online earlier this week by noted spy photographer Chris Doane, who revealed the exciting new two-seat roadster on his Facebook page.

The Jaguar F-Type was originally being prepped for launch at a glitzy ceremony at the Paris Motor Show next week.

Based on the stunning C-X16 concept car, which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier in the year, the new F-Type is a compact roadster with dramatic new styling.

This includes a new-look front light structure which includes a curved line of LED daytime running lights.

The sweeping lines are reminiscent of the Jaguar C-X75 supercar, whose motor show debut was one of the biggest surprises of 2011.

The Jaguar F-Type is expected to use two V6 engines and a range-topping 5.0-litre V8 unit as its engine options, pushing performance into something close to supercar territory.

Based on the larger Jaguar XK, the F-Type will be the smallest car in the Jaguar range, which also includes the executive Jaguar XF saloon and the luxury Jaguar XJ.

New Jaguar F-Type prices are expected to fall between £50,000 and £60,000 in the UK for entry-level models but this will increase significantly for range-topping versions.

The car is touted as a spiritual successor to the 50-year-old E-Type, described by many as the greatest car ever built and the most beautiful by Enzo Ferrari.

The new Jaguar F-Type will be available in Perrys Jaguar of Huddersfield in 2013.