Video: Jaguar F-Type review – first ever, with race drivers

December 14, 2012

The first ever drive impression of the stunning new Jaguar F-Type has been released online. Jaguar handed two pre-production models to Martin Brundle, Christian Danner and Justin Bell to put to the test.

The celebrity drivers – including former F1 driver Martin Brundle, former Formula 2 and Formula 3000 German race driver Christian Danner, and British race driver Justin Bell – were given an example of the entry-level supercharged V6 (280kW) and the top-spec supercharged V8 (364kW) to drive on Britain’s Snetterton 300 racing circuit.

Despite the camouflage paintwork, Jaguar says the vehicles were “representative of production intent from a dynamic and powertrain perspective”. So basically what you see and hear in the video is what you’ll soon be able to buy from the showroom.

The Jaguar F-Type V6 and V8 versions will be heading to Australian shores during the second-half of 2013. Prices are yet to be announced. ”

Click play below for a taste of what to expect. And just listen to that sound.

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