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At long last....the F Type

Discussion in 'off topic' started by canonman, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. canonman

    canonman Mirror slapper

  2. Piksky

    Piksky pfm Member

    It's things like this that make me really wish I earned a lot more than I do. That's one tasty motor!
     
  3. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    In an unsurprising move today Jaguar announced that the new FType will graft a Jaguar snout onto the body work of an Aston Martin. In other news- rain falls downwards.
     
  4. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    It may or may not be more fun to drive than the original E type but it definitely should be better made - Jaguar build quality in the sixties? dodgy in the extreme.
     
  5. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

  6. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    Looks like yet another missed opportunity to me, if those pictures are accurate. Beautiful would be asking a lot, pretty would be nice but instead they're going to build something that looks like an identi-kit Japanese roadster?
     
  7. Dowser

    Dowser Learning to bodge again..

    Exactly - waste of a great name regurgitating such boring tat...all IMHO of course :)

    Richard
     
  8. darrylfunk

    darrylfunk Banned

  9. afewbeers

    afewbeers more sense than money

    How the tide turns: the original DB7 was going to be the XJS replacement. Check out the rear window to see the cue from the original E type. Anyway, Ford thought it would be good to revive AM, and were probably right.

    I don't see anything inspiring about the F type shape. As I get older I keep expecting to suddenly find Jaguars attractive, but gladly I can't see myself getting tempted. having said that I nearly had a moment of madness a couple of years ago when Stratstones offered me a 3000 mile XKR S at a very good price.
     
  10. wheres vuk

    wheres vuk pfm Member

    what can you possibly make different in a modurn car?

    also, new vw beetle is as long as a pickup truck. everybody is making the cars bigger n bigger.

    a Tesla is different. Audi tried diesel race and sports cars briefly. lotus bumrasher.

    but petrol cars are mostly samey. everybody has 300 bhp now, nissan n hyundai sedans included.
     
  11. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    When was the last time tat you saw a new car that you thought was special?

    I figure that there are only so many shapes you can make a car and they've already used all the good ones. So now they take what was a good shape and add stuff until it's not good any more. Almost all new cars are too fussy.

    And so many look so similar! The other day I caught the tail end of a Ford Focus then realised it was a Hyundi or something. They're almost identical and there are other hatches that look much the same too. The lights in particular.

    I reckon there are thousands of designers getting paid a lot of money for being very ordinary.
     
  12. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    The last tie m I saw a speacial car was the F-type show car in Birmingham about 10 years ago, when they first showed it coupe with no A pillars. That's the car people want, still.
     
  13. Rcook

    Rcook pfm Member

    Wrong, especially as they are now separate companies. The styling of the F-type is quite different to any Aston, within the constraints given by the type of car
     
  14. Rcook

    Rcook pfm Member

  15. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    What is new about this? Is it mid-engined?
     
  16. afewbeers

    afewbeers more sense than money

    Don't know but part of jag design brief will be that it always has room for a set of golf clubs in the boot.
     
  17. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    great to see british engineering producing such fab cars , sat next to an employee on the bus recently and you could see he was brimming with enthusiasm over the cars showing loads of photos of the cars he made !!!
     
  18. Dave J

    Dave J Übermember

    But it's going to be £50k +! If it were £40k, I'd consider it but it's overpriced. Now a new Boxster, that's worthy of the price.
     
  19. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    Do they throw in the blow drier and scissors with the Boxster?
     
  20. Dave J

    Dave J Übermember

    Why, are they standard with Jagwaar?
     

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