The Jaguar F-Type has been hotly awaited ever since it debuted in concept form around 12 years ago.
When it first bowed, folks in the automotive scene were bowled over. It was suppose to be less expensive than your typical Jag and it definitely looked killer.
Fast forward to present day and we're finally looking a production-ready F-Type that's received the modern day treatment. Looking VERY similar to the C-X16 concept, it really is an exciting looking roadster.
And while Jaguar has definitely reinvented the brand -- starting with the XF's debut and followed by the new XJ -- it seems to lack that special oomph.
In my perspective, the F-Type is that special product that will give Jaguar a bit of punch.
The problem is such, though: The market for two-seaters is just not there. It's pretty easy to see that one of the most depressed markets is the two-seat convertible class.
And we haven't factored in the competition. With the XK being the reigning cat, I think it's clear it won't be a 911-level competitor; however, I think the Boxster is more inline with the F-Type. Considering the lovefest going on with the Boxster, it certainly will have its work cut out for itself.
That said, we want to know:
Is Jaguar's all-new F-Type going to bring a whole new level of excitement to the Jaguar brand?