While the name and engine or performance specifications aren’t entirely clear, we know Jaguar is working on a selection of high-performance F-Type models the first of which is likely to be dubbed the F-Type RS. Now a prototype has been spied testing at the Nurburgring for the very first time!
It is immediately apparent to the eye that the car features a host of visual and aerodynamic modifications. Firstly, a revised front bumper can be seen through the camouflage as can a much more prominent front splitter. At the rear, a larger wing is visible as is a smoothed out diffuser. Besides these changes, nothing else can be seen due to the heavy black and white camouflage. However, under the hood, we expect some rather serious modifications to be going on.
To refresh your memory, the Jaguar F-Type R Coupé features a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine producing an insane 550 hp. Consequently, Jaguar promises the F-Type R Coupé can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds, 80-120 km/h in a mere 2.4 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 300 km/h.
By comparison, both the upcoming F-Type RS and F-Type RS GT will deliver even more power than that from the same supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. Of course, these aren’t the only new F-Type models Jaguar is testing or considering. A four-cylinder variant is being tested as is an all-wheel drive version, a speedster and even a possible targa version!