Jaguar's first proper sports car for 40 years has been announced, and it'll be bolted together by workers in the Jaguar Land Rover factory up in the Midlands.

The F-Type has already been sort of shown off, in the form of the C-X16 concept vehicle that Jag's owner, Tata Motors, demonstrated last year. The fully formed production version, which will be launched under the incredibly prestigious F-Type name in time for sales to begin in 2013, is expected to be revealed in full later this year.

In the meantime, Jaguar's owners have released some oddly camouflaged shots that give us some sort of idea what to expect from its return to the sporty end of the market. [F-Type via Jalopnik]