A more potent R version will follow soon after order books open
Latest leaked images show production spec F-Type
Power will be transmitted via an eight-speed auto
Automatic gearbox likely to feature a stick selector
S model will be the range-topper at launch
Rear lights are more angular than on the bigger XK
F-Type breaks with Jaguar tradition in not using an oval grille
The roadster is expected to be priced between the Porsche Boxster and 911
Heavily sculpted sports seats and an Alcantara steering wheel will feature
The majority of the dashboard is swathed in leather
The F-Type will carry Jaguar's standard infotainment system
Centrally mounted twin exhausts will be a defining detail of S model F-Types
The latest leaked pictures show how the production-specification F-type will appear from the rear and in profile. They also reveal the interior for the first time.
The F-type’s cabin will feature heavily sculpted sports seats, with what appears to be a leather-covered dashboard and alcantara steering wheel. The F-type will carry Jaguar’s standard infotainment system.
It had previously been revealed the F-type would feature an eight-speed automatic gearbox, but these pictures reveal it will be operated by a manual-look gearshift, rather than the rotary dial found in other Jaguar Land Rover models.
The sleek rear end, shown in a production-ready state for the first time, will have more angular lights than the Jaguar XK, and the twin rear exhausts are centrally-mounted.
A ‘R’ badged performance version will be offered after launch, but the car shown here is an ‘S’ variant, which will be the range-topper initially.