Leading US Publication Autoweek Awards F-TYPE "Best of Show"

Oct 05, 2012, 11:52 ET from Jaguar Land Rover

LONDON, October 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The all-new Jaguar F-TYPE two-seater sports car was today awarded with the 2012 Autoweek Editors' Choice Award for Best in Show at the Paris motor show.

"Sleek, sexy and powerful, the F-TYPE becomes a new halo for Jaguar," Autoweek's Digital Editor Andrew Stoy said. "Put the top down, fire up the engine - especially the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 - and all suddenly becomes right with the world. It's a car to covet for anyone with a love of sports cars."

The new Jaguar F-TYPE represents a return to the company's heart: a two seater, convertible sports car focused on performance, agility and driver involvement. The F-TYPE is a continuation of a sporting bloodline that stretches back more than 75 years and encompasses some of the most beautiful, thrilling and desirable sports cars ever built.

"The all-new Jaguar F-TYPE, our first new two seater sports car in 50 years, is incredibly important as it returns Jaguar to the heart of the sports car market and creates a new emotional fulcrum for the entire brand," said Andy Goss, President Jaguar Land Rover North America. "We appreciate Autoweek's recognition of the F-TYPE's design and performance credentials and its significance for our company, and car enthusiasts everywhere."

Powered respectively by 340hp and 380hp versions of Jaguar's new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine and a new derivative of its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged unit, each F-TYPE is engineered for pure dynamic driving reward and stunning performance. The F-TYPE will be available from Summer 2013 starting from £58,500.

About Autoweek

Autoweek, launched in 1958, based in Detroit, Mich., and published by Crain Communications Inc., is a fortnightly magazine of consumer car news, information and insight. It's also delivered via the Internet (autoweek.com), iPad and iPhone, and through video and social media. The autoweek.com site includes Daily Drive, an e-mail newsletter sent to more than 100,000 registrants; CarLife, a social community; and Autoweek TV, a daily video newscast. The Autoweek iPhone app, Car News & Reviews, is the first free app built for serious enthusiasts. From a magazine to video, online, podcasts, events, mobile applications and social media, Autoweek is a must-have for those who live the automotive lifestyle. Follow Autoweek on Facebook (facebook.com/AutoweekUSA), Twitter (@AutoweekUSA) and YouTube (youtube.com/AutoweekUSA).

SOURCE Jaguar Land Rover