Driven up the challenging hill by Jaguar's Head of Vehicle Integrity, Mike Cross, the all-aluminium F-TYPE Supercharged V6 example ran with its hood down for the first time in public view.
Said Mike: 'The F-TYPE will deliver a driver-focused sports car experience, and camouflaged prototypes like this one are currently being tested all over the world. The development programme is right on schedule, and going to the Festival of Speed to showcase just a little of the dynamic precision, noise, speed and excitement that the production F-TYPE will exhibit is very satisfying. The reaction of the crowd was fantastic I'd like to have kept it running up the hill all day!'
Thanks to special dispensation from the Goodwood organisers, one of the F-TYPE's runs saw it blast up the hill immediately after C-type, D-type and E-type models, giving spectators a unique opportunity to view both Jaguar's historic sporting bloodline, and its future one, at high speed.
Said Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars: When we announced the F-TYPE's development at New York in April of this year, we were delighted with the positive reaction from the press and public alike. The F-TYPE will be a true sports car, so to be able to give the fans at Goodwood a first-hand flavour of the sight and sound of Jaguar's exciting future is a great privilege.'
Announced earlier in 2012, the F-TYPE will be a two-seater sports car powered by both supercharged V6 and supercharged V8 engines and will be launched in convertible form. The full production F-TYPE range will be revealed later this year.