This is what the new Jaguar F-Type could look like
Since being introduced in 2013, the Jaguar F-Type has been one of Jaguar's flagship models, as it quickly found a large and adoring fanbase due to its great looks, tidy handling and genuine, credible performance pedigree. However, after being on sale for almost seven years at this point, it's fair to say that the F-Type is beginning to show its age at this point. Thankfully, in order to keep up with the competition, Jaguar have decided to give the F-Type a much-needed facelift. We got our first look at what could become the new F-Type back in July, when spy shots emerged of a camouflaged Jaguar being put through its paces around the legendary Nurburgring, and while the car was very well disguised, there was no hiding its distinctive Jaguar looks, and the shots sent the car community ablaze with what this might mean.
Since then, the render artists at Kolesa have studied the new styling changes seen on the spy car, and have used their skills to knock up a render of what the newest Jag could look like. While the styling changes seen above are understated, they go a long way in making the new car look more menacing and cat-like, with thinner, sleeker headlights, a larger radiator grille (for a larger engine perhaps?) and the front crossbar has been done away with completely in favour of the grille and side air intakes taking up most of the nose and wings.
Around the back of the car there are more changes to be found, with new brake lights to be added, matching the rear lights of the current Jaguar XE saloon, a small rear spoiler, and quadruple exhaust pipes lining the bottom rear end. However, not all the changes to the new F-Type will be cosmetic, as the new car is rumoured to have not the much-loved 5.0 litre Jaguar supercharged V8 under the bonnet, but instead a BMW-sourced 4.4-litre turbocharged V8, which will most likely upset the Jaguar purists. There are also rumours of an electrically-powered version in the works, however this is not confirmed yet and is purely speculation. Jaguar haven't announced an unveil date yet, but we're expecting it to most likely be revealed at the Frankfurt or Geneva Motor Show next year, when most of its new competitors will likely be released as well.
Inside, the new car will receive a new infotainment centre in the centre console, most likely independently developed or sourced from the I-Pace car. I don't know about you, but it seems like Tesla and BMW will really have to look out for this new motor when it debuts next year.
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