JAGUAR TO STAGE CEREMOMIAL HANDOVER OF NEW F-TYPE TO UK DEALER NETWORK
- Jaguar UK dealer network takes delivery of F-TYPE demonstrators on April 18th 2013
- 59 Jaguar F-TYPE sports cars to be arranged in car park in the shape of a giant “F”
- Event to be staged at the Ricoh Arena, a landmark in the home town of Jaguar
- Event concludes with 60-car convoy on the A444, lead out by final production E-type
Jaguar dealers from across the UK will take delivery of their first Jaguar F-TYPE sports cars at a ceremonial handover event scheduled for this Thursday, April 18th, 2013. The Ricoh Arena, a landmark in Jaguar’s historic home town of Coventry, will host the event which will see fifty-nine Jaguar dealers from all over the UK collect the keys to their F-TYPE demonstrators before setting off in spectacular convoy along the A444.
The fifty-nine Jaguar F-TYPEs will be arranged in the shape of the letter F in the car park ahead of the handover, while the F-TYPE’s spiritual successor, the last Jaguar E-type ever produced, will not only be on display outside the Ricoh Arena’s north entrance but will also lead the procession out.
Designed and engineered in Coventry, and built at the new home of Jaguar manufacturing in Castle Bromwich, Jaguar’s all-new two-seater sports car is one of the most highly-anticipated cars of the year. Its lightweight all-aluminium architecture, stunning design and finely-tuned driving dynamics combine to ensure the F-TYPE is the ultimate expression of Jaguar sports car DNA. Prices for the Jaguar F-TYPE start at £58,520 for the 340 PS V6 model. The 380hp V6S starts from £67,520 while the 495hp Jaguar F-TYPE V8S is priced at £79,985.
Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director of Jaguar UK, said: “Ever since Jaguar unveiled the F-TYPE at the Paris Motor Show last September, enthusiasts all over the UK have been anticipating their first encounter with this exciting new sports car. From today onwards they’ll have the opportunity to experience the extraordinary F-TYPE for themselves.”
“Jaguar is synonymous with Coventry,” he continued, “so it is fitting that we conduct the ceremonial handover to the dealer network in the grounds of one of this great City’s landmarks.”