Having shifted more than 2,000 pre-orders before even hitting the market, the car – which was first unveiled as the C-X16 concept model – has continued to attract buyers in their droves, with approximately 4,500 to 6,000 units sold, a report in Automotive News Europe claims.
Billed as first Jaguar sports car to be launched for more than 50 years, the new F-Type was declared the 2013 World Car Design of the Year by a panel of design experts in April.
Available in three models – the F-Type, F-Type S and F-Type V8 S – the two-seater, convertible sports car represents a return to Jaguar’s traditional design principles, focusing on performance, agility and driver involvement.
The cars are powered respectively by Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 340PS and 380PS outputs and its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS. The range-topping F-Type V8S will reach 60mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 186mph.
The F-Type is available for £58,500, the F-Type S for £67,500 and the F-Type V8 S for £79,950.