This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Car Tech Video: Open-car motoring in the new Jaguar F-Type
About Video Transcript

Car Tech Video: Open-car motoring in the new Jaguar F-Type

1:45 /

At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, CNET's Wayne Cunningham gives us a tantalizing look at the all-new Jaguar F-Type roadster. The F-Type features sporty lines and a choice of three speedy engines, but is surprisingly saddled with an automatic transmission.

-I'm Wayne Cunningham with CNET. Now, back at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year, Jaguar announced a new car, the F-Type, but they didn't actually show the car there. Now, at the 2012 Paris Motor Show where we are now, we finally get to see that car. It's a new F-Type. It's a roadster, real true sports car in it. It really goes back more Jaguar heritage than the current stable of cars they have. Now, under the hood, that's where you're really gonna be interested in. They've got 3 engine options. Two are V6 supercharged. One making about 340 horsepower and another making 380 horsepower, but they also have a V8. And this is similar to the V8s they used in their-- their bigger cars, so that's gonna make this car really fast. They're saying 4.3 seconds for 60 miles an hour. That engine is hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Now, that maybe goes away from the traditional sports car heritage. It's not a manual. It's an automatic. 8 speeds will get you pretty decent fuel economy though and that's what kind of what they're striving for, but this is what they call a click shift automatic. It's not a dual clutch, but it should have a clutch in there that will lock up the gears and you won't get that [unk] slushiness that you're used to from automatic transmissions. Jaguar says these cars will enter production in February of next year, which means they will start rolling at the dealerships shortly after. Of course, in the U.S., they will probably only come out with a V8. They haven't sold V6 in the U.S. with their current crop of cars. Maybe they'll have it. Maybe they won't. We'll have to wait and see. I'm Wayne Cunningham reporting from the Paris Motor Show.

New releases

Apple Pay debuts and aims to replace...
1:36 October 20, 2014
Apple launched its new mobile payment service today called Apple Pay. The goal is to let consumers pay with...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 071: Ashes in space,...
24:07 October 20, 2014
On today's show, we're discussing a new, 17-mile-high way to scatter your loved one's ashes, how Robert Downey...
Play video
Fast data in the Buick LaCross...
6:24 October 20, 2014
With a big, comfy cabin and a built-in 4G WiFi hotspot, the Buick LaCrosse makes for a modern, mobile off...
Play video
How to get started with Apple...
1:36 October 20, 2014
Find out how to set up your Apple iPhone to be your new digital wallet.
Play video
Google goes big with with Nexus...
3:24 October 20, 2014
Google surprises with the Nexus Player, Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to more devices, and get your .soy...
Play video
Apple Pay is the most secure way...
1:55 October 20, 2014
For iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners, Apple Pay is a super-secure alternative to plastic cards. But are retailers...
Play video
As Apple Pay launches, others reimagine...
2:55 October 20, 2014
Apple's payment system rolls out at some retailers and promises more protection from hackers. But Zwipe and...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,568: Oculus XXX,...
32:24 October 20, 2014
On today's show we'll discuss Chicago's planned "smart corners" project, gasp at a Comic Sans typewriter,...
Play video