Thursday, 27 September 2012
Poor Adrian Hallmark.
The basic V6 F-type will start at £55,000. The V8 much more. But a 3.4 Boxster S is £45,384 and weighs 1655kg (3648lb). A lot of the Jaguar is aluminium, like the V8 XK at 1635kg (3604.5lb), so they have taken 35cm off the length and 13cm from the wheelbase to lighten it a bit yet it is still 10cm longer than the Porsche. The F-type will have, “A joystick-shaped SportShift selector controlling the eight-speed transmission.” No manual. Porsche at least gives the option, with a six-speed stick shift appropriate for a sports car. There will be three F-types. One a supercharged 3litre V6 with either 340PS or 380PS, and one 5litre supercharged producing 495PS, which will reach 60mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 186mph.