Jaguar F-Type interior and rear revealed in further images

More images of the new Jaguar F-Type have been leaked ahead of the car’s official unveiling set for the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this week. For the first time we get a full glimpse of the rear end and the interior.

Inspired by the striking Jaguar C-X16 concept car, the F-Type is Jaguar’s attack on vehicles such as the Porsche 911. It will come with three different engine options, two of which have been confirmed; a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 with 250kW and 280kW.

A supercharged V8 ‘R’ version is also likely with around 375kW – possibly the example here with the four exhaust outlets?

From these images you can see the rear end will incorporate the central twin-outlet exhaust pipes as seen on early prototypes, harking back to the famously sexy Jaguar E-Type. The rear also showcases elegantly flowing rear haunches that wrap around the fat rear wheels.

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Inside it’s all about focused luxury. There’s a set of serious bucket seats, while the high centre console provides a proper ‘sit-in’ seating position rather than a less sporty ‘sit-on’ layout. A reinforcement bar wraps around the eight-speed gear selector, pointing the dash fascia focus onto the driver.

The Jaguar F-Type will go on sale in Australia next year in convertible form. A coupe is also being planned for later down the track.

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.