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Old 04-04-12, 11:46 PM
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At long last....the F Type

It's been promised before, many times, but now it's official for 2013

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/262126/
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Old 05-04-12, 12:54 AM
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It's things like this that make me really wish I earned a lot more than I do. That's one tasty motor!
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Old 05-04-12, 01:53 AM
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In an unsurprising move today Jaguar announced that the new FType will graft a Jaguar snout onto the body work of an Aston Martin. In other news- rain falls downwards.
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Old 05-04-12, 01:58 AM
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It may or may not be more fun to drive than the original E type but it definitely should be better made - Jaguar build quality in the sixties? dodgy in the extreme.
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Old 05-04-12, 04:56 AM
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It's been promised before, many times, but now it's official for 2013

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/262126/
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Old 05-04-12, 08:45 AM
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Looks like yet another missed opportunity to me, if those pictures are accurate. Beautiful would be asking a lot, pretty would be nice but instead they're going to build something that looks like an identi-kit Japanese roadster?
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Old 05-04-12, 08:53 AM
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In an unsurprising move today Jaguar announced that the new FType will graft a Jaguar snout onto the body work of an Aston Martin. In other news- rain falls downwards.
Exactly - waste of a great name regurgitating such boring tat...all IMHO of course

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Old 05-04-12, 09:47 AM
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talking of car news....

ferry porsche dies....

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...s-aged-76.html
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Old 05-04-12, 10:11 AM
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Looks like yet another missed opportunity to me, if those pictures are accurate. Beautiful would be asking a lot, pretty would be nice but instead they're going to build something that looks like an identi-kit Japanese roadster?
How the tide turns: the original DB7 was going to be the XJS replacement. Check out the rear window to see the cue from the original E type. Anyway, Ford thought it would be good to revive AM, and were probably right.

I don't see anything inspiring about the F type shape. As I get older I keep expecting to suddenly find Jaguars attractive, but gladly I can't see myself getting tempted. having said that I nearly had a moment of madness a couple of years ago when Stratstones offered me a 3000 mile XKR S at a very good price.
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Old 05-04-12, 10:19 AM
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what can you possibly make different in a modurn car?

also, new vw beetle is as long as a pickup truck. everybody is making the cars bigger n bigger.

a Tesla is different. Audi tried diesel race and sports cars briefly. lotus bumrasher.

but petrol cars are mostly samey. everybody has 300 bhp now, nissan n hyundai sedans included.
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Old 05-04-12, 10:28 AM
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When was the last time tat you saw a new car that you thought was special?

I figure that there are only so many shapes you can make a car and they've already used all the good ones. So now they take what was a good shape and add stuff until it's not good any more. Almost all new cars are too fussy.

And so many look so similar! The other day I caught the tail end of a Ford Focus then realised it was a Hyundi or something. They're almost identical and there are other hatches that look much the same too. The lights in particular.

I reckon there are thousands of designers getting paid a lot of money for being very ordinary.
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Old 05-04-12, 10:31 AM
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The last tie m I saw a speacial car was the F-type show car in Birmingham about 10 years ago, when they first showed it coupe with no A pillars. That's the car people want, still.
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Old 05-04-12, 10:42 AM
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In an unsurprising move today Jaguar announced that the new FType will graft a Jaguar snout onto the body work of an Aston Martin. In other news- rain falls downwards.
Wrong, especially as they are now separate companies. The styling of the F-type is quite different to any Aston, within the constraints given by the type of car
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Old 05-04-12, 10:44 AM
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More pictures here http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/jag...9-07?imageNo=0
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Old 05-04-12, 10:51 AM
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What is new about this? Is it mid-engined?
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