At £37,589 for the entry-level 2.7-litre Boxster, and £45,384 for the Boxster S, you’d expect them to be flying out of the showrooms, especially with its unfeasibly efficient flat-six boxer engine which propels even the slowest model from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds and yet still manages to deliver 36.7 mpg.
Last week American singer songwriter Lana Del Rey performed her new track, ‘Burning Desire’, to an audience of VIP’s in the gardens of the 18th century Musée Rodin in Paris. It marked the beginning of a global programme to promote Jaguar’s new F-TYPE, the company’s first two-seater sports car since the iconic E-type was launched more than 50 years ago.
Without further ado, let’s get stuck in to the detail of the all-new F-TYPE. There will be three variants available at launch – F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and F-TYPE V8 S. Each is distinguished by the power output of its supercharged petrol engine with all engines featuring stop/start technology to maximise efficiency.
While we await tomorrow’s Livestream broadcast from the Paris Motor Show – at 7:00am British Summer Time (8:00 CET) if you’re interested, we thought you’d like to see a full hi-res gallery of Jaguar’s new F-TYPE in all its splendour.
You’ve got to hand it to Jaguar, despite last week’s leaked photo of the new F-TYPE, they’ve stuck resolutely to their launch schedule, releasing teaser videos (above) and reminding us that all will be revealed in Paris on Wednesday (26th).
It’s set to be one of the hottest cars of 2013, providing a direct challenge to Porsche’s 911 and Boxster. Now, after an image was leaked online, Jaguar has chosen to release the first official picture of the F-TYPE, showing three different specifications of its new compact roadster.
I’ve been an outspoken critic of brands who boast about the size of their fan base. Of course, it’s an understandable temptation, especially if you allow yourself to be influenced by the vernacular of a Facebook ‘Like’. But what use is a follower, if they don’t then engage with a brand in a way that translates into commercial value?
F-Type was the name used for the critically acclaimed compact 2-seat concept shown by Jaguar in 2000. It was Jaguar’s answer to the Porsche Boxster and seemed the ideal route for the Coventry brand. But much to everyone’s disappointment, the concept was shelved.
As sure as night follows day, Porsche has produced an even more powerful Panamera Turbo, called rather predictably… the Panamera Turbo S. Don’t get me wrong, predictable is not the same as boring – how could 0 – 62 mph in 3.8 seconds plus a top speed of 191 mph ever lose its appeal? – But we saw this new model coming from a mile away and that unfortunately is part of the problem.
Following swiftly on from last week’s 911 Black Edition, Porsche have revealed another Black Edition special, this time for the Boxster. Unlike the £67,000 911 Black Edition, which is priced to match the base 911 Carrera, the Boxster Black Edition is more than £3,500 more expensive than the Boxster S at £47,426 when it is launched in March 2011.
Uwe Gemballa, CEO of Gemballa Automobiletechnik, famed tuner of Porsche sports cars, was found murdered in Pretoria, South Africa at the weekend.
Mr Gemballa was found murdered in the style of an execution, with his hands tied behind his back and a bullet wound in the back of the head. He was reportedly in South Africa on business looking to close a deal which would see his cars being sold in the region.
The Tequipment modifications available from Porsche consist of Sport Classic wheels, PDK steering wheel with gearshift paddles, Aerokit Cup and a Sport Design front body panel. The following text is taken from Porsche’s official release and covers the price listing for each element of the available retrofits.