There’s plenty of doom and gloom at this year’s Paris Motor Show, as Europe faces a shrinking auto market. Among the many new conventional cars, meant to assuage customers by offering fuel economy and comfort, there are a few standouts.Chief among them is the F-Type: Jaguar’s long anticipated successor to the iconic E-Type.
The British luxury auto maker formally unveiled the new ride on Wednesday night. Singer Lana Del Rey, tapped as the celebrity face of the F-Type for her sexy but classy image, was on hand to perform the number she wrote for the occasion.
The new F-Type is a big deal for Jaguar, which says it is the first true sports car it has produced since 1974, when the long-hooded E-Type was discontinued, The New York Times reported.
The standard F-Type starts at $69,000; the V8 S at $92,000.
Two versions are available with the V6: a standard F-Type, and the F-Type S, which offers more power.
The V8 S, the most powerful available model, will reach 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and have a top speed of 186 mph.
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