Its second appearance anywhere in the world and the first in the southern hemisphere, the F-Type's local debut will follow months of spy photos - both genuine and official.
"We are honoured and excited that the 2012 Australian International Motor Show has been selected as the platform for the second official world unveiling of the all-new Jaguar F-TYPE convertible," AIMS boss Russ Tyrie said.
The coming of the F-Type also follows years of speculation and reports on Jaguar's next model, pointing to plans for either a new coupe or convertible that would take on the likes of German rival Porsche.
The public's first look at what would eventually become the F-Type came in the form of last year's C-X16 coupe concept, but Jaguar has been far from quiet in the months since.
Already confirmed for the topless tourer are two high-performance engines, one an unspecified supercharged 5.0 litre V8, the other a 280kW supercharged 3.0 litre V6.
A recent video series has also offered plenty of hype-building quotes, with Jag design boss Ian Callum commenting that the F-Type team were given licence to be "as fearless as we want."
He describes the car as "one of the most significant sports cars of this century, of this decade."
It's par for the course that carmakers will liken their next model to the second coming of Christ, but if Callum is even halfway right, Jaguar fans have got plenty to look forward to.
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