Jaguar is Planning a 600-Horsepower F-Type
The recently announced Jaguar XKR-S GT has been a real success and, as no surprise, the company had to look into possibly increasing production numbers from the initially planned 30 units up to 50 units. According to AutoCar, Jaguar boss Adrian Hallmark admitted that the company could develop more limited-edition models in the same spirit of the new XKR-S GT.
These upcoming limited-edition models could also include an F-Type GT. This version will most likely be powered by the same 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 found in models like Jaguar XJR and XKR-S. Unlike the XJR and XKR-S, which pump out 542 horsepower, the F-Type it could see 600 horsepower, making it the most powerful most powerful Jaguar on sale.
A production version for this 600-horsepower F-Type isn’t expected until late in 2016, but a concept version could be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Hit the jump to read more about the current Jaguar F-Type.
The current Jaguar F-Type was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and is offered in three different trim levels: F-Type, F-Type S, and F-Type V8 S. Depending on the trim level, customers can choose between two engines: a 3-liter supercharged V-6 developing either 340 or 380 horsepower, or a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with an output of 495 horsepower.
The top version – the F-Type V8 S - can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and goes up to an incredible top speed of 186 mph.
In the U.S. market, the F-Type is priced from $69,000.