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Jaguar F-Type now on sale in Australia

August 1, 2013

Jaguar has launched the simply stunning and ferociously fast F-Type in Australia. It becomes the company’s new entry-level model and the only dedicated sports car, ready to take on the likes of the Porsche 911.

Jaguar F-Type-Australia

It’s available in three variants in Australia; the F-Type, the F-Type S, and the flagship F-Type V8 S. All come with a supercharged engine, with the two entry-level models featuring a new 3.0-litre supercharged V6 producing 250kW and 280kW, respectively.

The beastly V8 S comes with the company’s snarling 5.0-litre supercharged V8 producing 364kW, cable of propelling the F-Type from 0-100km/h in just 4.3 seconds. The 250kW V6 is able to cover the sprint in 5.3 seconds, while the 280kW version manages it in 4.9 seconds.

All variants come loaded with luxury and technology, including stop-start to assist with economy, as well as a sports exhaust and sports suspension. The base model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, while the S comes with 19s, and the V8 S comes with 20s.

Adrian Hallmark, global brand director at Jaguar, recently spoke about the sure-to-be popular new model, saying,

“Jaguar is a founder member of the sports car segment with a rich sporting bloodline stretching over 75 years, and in the F-Type we’ve reignited that flame. The F-Type isn’t designed to be like anyone else’s sports car. It’s a Jaguar sports car – ultra-precise, powerful, sensual and, most of all, it feels alive.”

PerformanceDrive is aiming to bring you a full review in the near future.

Prices are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

Jaguar F-Type – $138,645
Jaguar F-Type S – $171,045
Jaguar F-Type V8 S – $201,945

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.