Finally, the Jaguar F-Type made its public debut at Goodwood and tackled the hill climb with its 380-horsepower, 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 whistling away and its top down. Unfortunately, the Jag was still wearing its rather funky looking camo, but it’s easy to get a good idea of what we are going to see once it’s officially released.

Its appearance at Goodwood and its hill climb run is not the only F-Type talk going around. Recently, an unconfirmed rumor has come about that has all of us auto junkies’ interest on high alert. Supposedly, Jaguar is cooperating with Williams F1 to build 20 racing spec F-Types.

The rumored intention for these racing spec F-Types is to enter in the FIA’s GT3 competition. According to the rumors, which are fueled by AutoExpress, the GT3 F-Types will not have the factory 3.0-liter under the hood, but rather a 500-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. This is anticipated to get the F-Type to 60 mph in just shy of 4 seconds and pump its top speed up to nearly 200 mph.

As we said, these are completely unconfirmed rumors, but seeing a race-ready F-Type would not surprise us. It would also help increase public awareness in this new Jag on the market.

We’ll keep a close eye on this situation and let you know if any additional rumors or hard facts become available.


Source: Auto Express

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  (683) posted on 07.16.2012

They’re building public interest on this F-Type GT3 race cars. I can’t wait for the upcoming Paris Auto Show in September where this roadster will make its debut.

  (394) posted on 07.12.2012

It’ll be best for us if that F-Type will deliver a driver-focused sports car experience. I don’t know if their prototype is being tested, but what is important with this is the satisfaction of every person who will sit on driver’s seat and will hold the steering wheel.

  (797) posted on 07.11.2012

500HP from its power source so I’m excited to see this run furiously on track.

  (630) posted on 07.10.2012

What could be the features of this racecar?

  (553) posted on 07.10.2012

The center of the heavy facelift is on the exterior only. I’m just excited to know the result of the changes.

  (474) posted on 07.8.2012

Give us more updates, especially when they finally skinned this roadster. I’m a bit confused on what the exterior looks like.

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