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Jaguar's back on the racing track with E-type heir

A rapt crowd at the Musée Rodin in central Paris saw Jaguar unveil the long-awaited F-type model last night — the luxury motoring giant's first sports car since it brought out the E-type more than five decades ago. The event featured a performance by Lana Del Rey, who dedicated a new song, "Burning Desire", to the F-type.

Shaking off Jaguar Land Rover's disappointing slowdown in sales growth last month, chief designer Ian Callum was jubilant. "I was seven when I first saw an E-type. I thought wow, that car is inspirational… This is not an E-type. It has its own character but it's very much a Jaguar," he said.

The car will be made at Jaguar Land Rover's plant in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham.