Jaguar Shows Off at Paris Auto Show

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Detroit News - September 26, 2012

The European economy is challenging to automakers, but you wouldn’t know it by seeing the debut of the new Jaguar F-Type at the Paris Auto Show, going on sale around the world next year.

What’s charging this supercharged convertible sports car?

The new F-Type is an all-aluminum, convertible sports car. Buyers can choose from two V6 3.0 liter supercharged gasoline engines of either 340 or 380 hp, or the top of the range 5.0 liter supercharged V8 producing just under 500 hp. The faster model will reach 60 mph from rest in 4.2 seconds and could reach 186 mph. There is an eight speed automatic gearbox. Power is delivered through the rear wheels.

Prices in the U.S. are likely to start north of $75,000.

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