BMW launches updated Z4 in Pune today. Top-of-the-line is a 3L turbo petrol with 335bhp. 0-100 in under 5s
Jaguar has announced the launch of the F-TYPE which represents a return to the company’s heartland: a two seater convertible sports car focused on performance, agility and driver involvement. The Jaguar 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 cars ever built. Joining the XK convertible and coupe models, the new F-TYPE provides Jaguar with a broader line of sports and GT models.
Two variants of the F-TYPE will be available in India – F-TYPE S and F-TYPE V8S. They are powered respectively by Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 380PS output and its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS. The range-topping F-TYPE V8S will reach 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km/h. The 380PS V6 F-TYPE S will reach 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 275 km/h.
Rohit Suri, Vice President, Jaguar & Land Rover India, said: “The Jaguar F-TYPE is our all-new, two seater sports car and we believe it will be a game changer for the Indian sports car market. With its stunning design and driver focused engineering, this car will further enhance the appeal of our brand and I am confident that it will arouse senses and stir emotions like no other car in India”.
Prices for the Jaguar F-TYPE S are INR 1.37 Crore and for the range topping F-TYPE V8S are INR 1.61 Crore. (ex-showroom Mumbai, pre- Octroi).
Jaguar India has registered sales growth of 68% in the first quarter of this fiscal year. This growth has been helped by the locally assembled Jaguar XF 2.2 litre diesel, which was launched earlier this calendar year.
JAGUAR F-TYPE – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
The F-TYPE is an all-new, two-seater, Jaguar sports car
A front-engined, rear-wheel drive convertible, the F-TYPE is engineered to deliver pure dynamic driving reward and stunning performance
Visually, the F-TYPE’s exterior demonstrates a new sports car design language for Jaguar, with cleaner lines delivered through the discreet use of technology such as deployable spoiler and door handles
The F-TYPE’s interior features a driver-focused philosophy, with engaging controls encased in dramatic architecture. Unique technical grains tailor the trim materials, further differentiating the dual-cockpit cabin
Two models will be available – F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S. They are powered respectively by Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 380PS output and its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS
06. The range-topping F-TYPE V8S will reach 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km/h. The 380PS V6 F-TYPE S will reach 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 275 km/h.
All engines drive through an eight-speed ‘Quickshift’ transmission, a centrally mounted SportShift selector offering full manual sequential control, as do the steering wheel-mounted paddles
Both the S models have a limited-slip differential – the V6’s mechanical and the V8’s electronic – to maximise traction and driver reward
The S models also have an ‘Active exhaust’ system and an optional Configurable Dynamics programme on the V8 S. This allows the driver to tailor a number of the dynamic features to personal taste and includes lap timer and G-meter functionality
The F-TYPE is constructed around the fourth generation of Jaguar’s acclaimed lightweight aluminium architecture using industry-first technology
Torsional and lateral stiffness have been prioritised to maximise handling agility. Around that rigid aluminium structure, every system – steering, brakes, powertrain – has been optimised for immediacy of response to driver inputs
All-aluminium double wishbone front and rear suspension systems provide precise body control, with adaptive damping adding a further layer of dynamic capability
The new Jaguar F-TYPE represents a return to the company’s heart: a two-seat, 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. Joining the XK convertible and coupe models, the new F-TYPE provides Jaguar with a broader line of sports and GT models.
The 2013 Jaguar F-TYPE combines high power (380hp and 495hp versions) and superb aerodynamics to achieve a pure sports car experience, yet with Jaguar elegance and luxury.
A true two-seat sports car, the all-new Jaguar F-TYPE is equipped with a modern, lightweight soft top that, when lowered, serves as its own tonneau cover. This not only provides a weight saving, but also improves packaging and contributes to the car’s low centre of gravity for greater agility. The top can be fully raised or lowered in just 12 seconds at speeds of up to 48 km/h. Its multi-layer construction includes a Thinsulate® lining for optimal thermal and sound-insulating properties.
Jaguar cars have always defined sinuous, muscular elegance, and the F-TYPE continues and advances this tradition with new, assertive design language. Two “heartlines” define, in just two bold strokes, both the profile and top-down view of the F-TYPE. The main “heartline” theme begins in the blade dissecting the shark-like gills on either side of the grille. This first “heartline” runs up and forms the sharp top crease of the fender line, which provides sight lines that aid the driver in cornering manoeuvres. It leads the eye along the top of the front fender, which is emphasized by the headlamp design, and then into the door and toward the rear of the car where it gracefully disappears.
This sweeping line is mirrored by the feature line that runs back from the side vent. Along with a “lightcatcher” surface detailing above the sill, the line instils a sense of speed to the car. The “light catcher” surface detailing also allows the door surface to wrap around the side of the car, creating a fuselage effect.
The second “heartline” swells out to form the muscular rear haunch before sweeping dramatically around the rear of the car. The clean, sleek lines of the tail are made possible in part by the inclusion of an active rear spoiler that deploys at speed to reduce aerodynamic lift. The spoiler rises when the F-TYPE reaches 96 km/h and then lowers to fit flush when the speed drops below 64 km/h. Further discreet aerodynamic aids include a front splitter and a sculpted rear valance.
“Every aspect of a sports car, dimensionally, allows us to create something that is visually exciting; visceral as well as physical. To me the definition of sports car design is being fit for purpose, wrapping up the occupants and mechanicals in the most exciting, beautiful and sensual package possible with no unnecessary surfaces or adornment. A piece of design should tell a story and this is why every line in the F-TYPE has a start, a direction and a conclusion. If you approach every line individually and get it as aesthetically correct as possible, get the dimensions right, it will stand the test of time.” Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
The headlights run vertically rather than horizontally, which leads the eye naturally up and along the fender crease. Technology has facilitated the design language of the F-TYPE; the compact xenon unit requires just one projector, while the J-Blade LED running lights further emphasize the design of the “heartline” running through the lamp.
The grille leans slightly forward to create a suggestion of motion when the car is stationary. The lower edge of the clamshell hood forms the top of the side vent. The mesh in the grille and side vents is a hexagonal design that gives greater form and depth.
The hidden, automatically deploying door handles support the design purity. The handles remain flush with the door panel until activated by either unlocking the car with the key fob or touching a touch-sensitive area of the handle. Their automatic deployment provides a mechanical “handshake,” inviting the driver and passenger to enter. Once the car is moving, the handles retract to leave an uninterrupted aerodynamic surface.
Full LED rear lamps create a new Jaguar sports car signature by reinterpreting classic cues from the past. By wrapping the lights around to the trailing edge of the rear wheel arch, the
car’s powerful rear-wheel drive stance is emphasized. Reflecting the way the front grille leans forward, the tail tucks inward, reinforcing the impression that the car is poised to leap forward.
Differing exhaust and tailpipe designs distinguish the V6 and V8 variants of the F-TYPE. The V6 models feature twin centre outlets in a nod to the classic Jaguar E-TYPE introduced in 1961. The boldest exhaust finishers ever fitted to a Jaguar, these are stamped from a single piece of stainless steel, creating an unbroken gleaming surface. The V8 S model exclusively features four outboard-mounted exhaust outlets, with twin outlets on each side.
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E. Ilavarasan, the Dalit boy whose marriage to a Vanniyar girl triggered violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November 2012, was found dead along a railway track in Dharmapuri on Thursday. a day after she said she would never go back to him and would stay with her mother.
Dharmapuri, Ilavarasan suicide/murder today in Dharmapuri. Ilavarasan body found near railway track behind govt arts college, Dharmapuri. Divya his lover/wife recently separated, Divya wants to live with her parents. Police investigating whether ilavarasan’s dead due to suicide or murder.
Collector order 144 overall Dharmapuri after this incident.
The original Angry Birds has received an update that adds new levels with new gameplay, challenging players to hit moving targets. The Red’s Mighty Feathers episode contains 15 new levels.
Schedule for Australia’s tour to India in October-November 2013 for a one-off T20 and seven ODIs announced. T20 on 10th October in Rajkot.
Fire broke out around 11 today morning in 3rd floor of Ballard pier. Narcotics office in third floor. Five tankers rushed to the spot, now fire is under control. Till now no casualties reported. In Ballard pier there are around six government departments working.
To prevent the misbehavior with the use of fake SIM cards. Central home Ministry, on the recommendation provided to the telecommunications industry, before buying an SIM the should provide fingerprints or other physical evidences. The buyer must provide any one of the physical evidence before buying SIM card.
Along with normal proof including photo ID proof and address proof, finger prints added in the list.
Also this should be followed strictly by consumers and companies.