Gaydon’s new sports car will initially be launched as a convertible model and will be available with the choice of three petrol engines. These include the marque’s new supercharged 3.0-litre V6 in either 335bhp or 375bhp flavour, plus a supercharged 5.0-litre V8.
It remains unclear how much power the latter engine will develop, but it is unlikely that it will match the flagship XF, XJ and XK’s 503bhp figure. It will, however, deliver 0-60mph in less than five seconds and a top speed in excess of 180mph, according to Jaguar.
All variants of the F-type will feature Jaguar’s eight-speed automatic transmission and will be equipped with stop-start technology as standard.
Jaguar brand director Adrian Hallmark said: “The unveiling of the F-type in Paris will be a truly significant day in Jaguar’s history.
“The F-type will break new ground by delivering stunning sports car performance while vividly demonstrating Jaguar’s cutting-edge engineering technologies and world-class design excellence.”