British car magazine AutoExpress has released two renderings and a lot more information regarding the upcoming Jaguar F-Type. They based their images on the camouflaged pictures, which were released last week during the New York Auto Show.
According to early statements by Jaguar, the F-Type will include 95 percent of the C-X16 Concept released last year at the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt. The double intakes at either side of the front grille will be carried over, as will the sculpted bonnet, side gills embossed with the Jaguar name and narrow LED tail-lights. At the back, the quad exhausts have been swapped for twin pipes in the center of the diffuser.
The rear-wheel-drive F-Type will be all-aluminium, using a smaller version of the XK’s chassis. It will be lightweight and use a fabric hood. There is no news on the powertrains yet, but it is suggested that Jaguar will use a new 3.0 liter V6, which is essentially a XK’s 5.0 liter V8 with two cylinders removed. Two versions will be shown both linked to a six-speed automatich gearbox. There will be a normally aspirated with around 250bhp and a supercharged R, producing around 375bhp. Sprint times under five seconds and a top speed of more than 300km/h are expected
The F-Type will be built at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich factory near Coventry. Full technical details will be revealed later this year.