TopSpeed Rendering: Jaguar F-Type Targa is in the Works
Jaguar has been attacking the market just like the big cat that it’s named after for the past year or so. First we saw the mighty F-Type Roadster bow in with up to 495 ponies, then we heard rumblings of a 3 Series rival, and just recently we saw the unveiling of the F-Type Coupe and the 550-horsepower F-Type R Coupe.
Now Jaguar has its sights on the recently announced Porsche 911 Targa, as it is looking into a targa version of the F-Type. According to the head of design at Jag, Ian Callum, the model is under consideration, but not official yet, and that that Jaguar needs to make certain the low-volume targa model will not drain the coffers, as only about 10 percent of its sales would be targa models.
This targa model is rumored to feature a hardtop, unlike the 911’s "high-quality fabric," that will retract rearward to give the occupants a clear view of the sky.
With this information at hand, we turned to our artist to make us a rendering of what an F-Type Targa would look like. Let us know what you think about this potential model and our rendering in the comments below.
Click past the jump to read more about the Jaguar F-Type Roadster.
The F-Type Roadster bowed in at the Paris Auto Show to plenty of fanfare. Not only does it boast an engine lineup that ranges from a 340-horsepower V-6 to a 495-horsepower V-8, but it also is one of the most gorgeous Jaguars of the modern era.
The F-Type roadster ca hit 60 mph in anywhere from 5.1 to 4.2 seconds, depending on which engine it has. It tops out at 161 mph with the base V-6, 171 mph with the 380-horsepower V-6 and 186 mph with the big V-8. Add to that a relatively low base price of $69,000. and I can see why it’s so popular.