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by Adam Lynton
The Festival of Speed was the ideal event to showcase the F-Type to the world.
Jaguar is full steam ahead with the development of the F-Type sports car, the all-aluminum roadster appearing in public for the first time with the hood down. Mike Cross, Jaguar's head of Vehicle Integrity, drove the car up the famous hill at Goodwood to rapturous applause. "The F-TYPE will deliver a driver-focused sports car experience, and camouflaged prototypes like this one are currently being tested all over the world.
"The development programme is right on schedule," says Cross, "and coming here today to showcase just a little of the dynamic precision, noise, speed and excitement that the production F-TYPE will exhibit is very satisfying. The reaction of the crowd has been fantastic - I'd like to keep running it up the hill all day!" The two-seater sports car will be powered by supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 engines and be launched in convertible form. The full production range will be revealed later in the year.