With the Jaguar F-Type range already consisting of six different variants ranging from the regular V6 convertible through to the F-Type Coupe R, one would think such a range would appeal to all people looking to enter the sports car market. Well, that isn’t entirely the case and as a result, Jaguar is currently developing a four-cylinder model for the F-Type.
While the following prototype spied testing in the snow looks like a regular Jaguar F-Type V6 S, under the blacked out hood is four-cylinder engine. This powertrain is expected to displace around 2.0-liters and receive an extra boost (no pun intended) from a turbocharger. All up, early reports speculate that this powertrain could pump out 240 hp and an impressive 251 lb-ft of torque.
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By comparison, the entry level V6 F-Type available both in convertible and coupe specification features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 delivering 340 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque.
Apart from the preliminary specifications mentioned above, very little is known about the four-cylinder powered Jaguar F-Type. One thing is clear and that is that it will inevitably be the cheapest car in the F-Type range by quite some way and will appeal to those looking for something a bit more flashy than the Nissan 370Z and faster than the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.