Jaguar has confirmed that its all-new sports car, the F-Type, will make its public debut in 2012 Paris Motor Show on 27 September.
It will be a first look at the car dubbed the 'new E-Type', one of the most loved Jaguar cars ever made.
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The 2013 Jaguar F-Type first appeared in a disguise paint job back in April this year, following on from its original concept, the C-X16.
The two-seat sports car will be the smallest in Jaguar's range and, built in Britain, will be the newest in an historic line of sports cars built in the country.
The Global Brand Director for Jaguar Cars, Adrian Hallmark, commented: 'The unveiling of the F-Type in Paris will be a truly significant day in Jaguar's history as it will mark the company's return to the sports car market, a market it originally helped to create'.
The F-Type will initially be sold from mid 2013 as a soft-top convertible with a hard-top coupe due to go on sale later in the year. Its main challengers will include the BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster and Mercedes SLK.
Prior to its first reveal, there were rumours that the new Jaguar would revive the classic E-Type name. While the F-Type is also a two-seater sports car, in reality it bears no real connection to the E-Type, and is in fact based on a shortened platform of the 2+2 seater XK convertible.
However Jaguar has had the E-Type name trademarked since 2010, leading many to believe a new E-Type could eventually arrive at some point in the future.
For now though Jaguar's focus is on the F-Type, which sports a lightweight and all-aluminium bodyshell and will offer at least four engine options.
The F-Type's engine options are expected to include a 3.0-litre V6 petrol unit with 250bhp, or 375bhp in supercharged form. The car is also expected to offer a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine.
Whichever engine customers choose, the F-Type will utilise rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed transmission, as well as fuel saving stop-start engine technology.
Prices for the 2013 Jaguar F-Type are currently unknown, but are widely predicted to range between £55,000 and £70,000.