At the Paris Motor Show Jaguar just unveiled the much-discussed F-Type, successor  – by way of the XK – of the marque’s famed E-Type and therefore inheritor of 75 years of Jaguar design DNA.

The soft-top convertible features front-engine, lightweight aluminum architecture and rear-wheel drive for peak performance.

Three models will be available – F-Type, F-Type S and the F-Type V8 S, powered respectively by the new Jaguar supercharged 3-liter V6 engine in 340 hp, 380 hp and 495 hp 5-liter supercharged V8 configurations.

Thanks to the lightweight aluminum construction, the base F-Type can do 0-to-60 in 5.1 seconds while the S model clocks in at 4.8 and the V8 S takes it down to 4.2 with a blistering top track speed of 186 mph.

deployable rear spoiler and hidden door handles are the distinctive features of the exterior, along with massive air intakes giving it a distinctly predatory appearance.
So when can you get “F-d up”, if you’ll pardon the expression?
Summer 2013, but best to inform the lawyers, accountants and loan sharks now….