British automaker Jaguar has announced this week that on September 27 at the Paris Motor Show they'll unveil the F-Type which will be offered as a convertible model at launch. Customers will be able to choose from one of the following three gasoline engines: a new supercharged V6 3.0-liter unit with 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) or 375 hp (280 kW / 380 PS) and also with a beefier supercharged V8 5.0-liter. We don't know the output of the latter, despite being previously confirmed, but chances are that it will output less than the 503 hp (375 kW / 510 PS) found under the hood of the superb XJ.
Jaguar says that the F-Type with the V8 engine will be capable of doing the 0-62 mph sprint in less than 5 seconds, en route to a top speed of more than 180 mph (289 km/h). Regardless of the engine choice, the horsepower of the F-Type will be sent to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox, while the engines will come fitted with the stop/start system.
More details available in the press release below.