X-Tomi Design Strikes Again, This Time with the 2021 Jaguar F-Type R Shooting Brake
It looks great, but this is probably as far as it’s going to goby Kirby Garlitos, on
The arrival of the updated 2020 Jaguar F-Type has brought car renderers and artists out of their winter slumber. One such artist is X-Tomi Design, but instead of rejigging the new F-Type’s design into something that would suit his taste and sensibilities, the artist decided to give it a different body altogether, one of the shooting brake variety. This is X-Tomi Design’s Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake, and it looks darn impressive. Don’t get too excited, though. This is strictly a rendering; Jaguar has given no indication that it’s building an F-Type Shooting Brake.
The 2021 Jaguar F-Type opens the door of imagination
Jaguar is not immune to building estate and wagon models, and it even offered the XF as a Sportbrake, jaguar talk for the shooting brake body style. We also know that
Jaguar is keen on giving the F-Type its own identity, one that will allow it to stand out as a sports car and roadster.
That’s partly the reason we haven’t seen a Shooting Brake version of the F-Type yet.
This is the reason X-Tomi Design’s rendering of the F-Type Shooting Brake is all sorts of interesting. The F-Type’s new design comes with new LED headlamps, a lower and wider hood, reshaped intakes, and a different front grille altogether. The rear section still looks similar to the previous version, but it also benefits from new lights and a revised body shape. For some, the new F-Type looks sleeker and sportier. For others, it’s unnecessary given that Jaguar’s already planning to launch the next-generation model sometime in the next few years.
A decidedly sexy new body type for the Jaguar F-Type
When you give a designer like X-Tomi Design a clean piece of paper — figuratively speaking since he uses computer software for his renderings — to create a reinterpreted version of a model like the new Jaguar F-Type, this is what you get.
The artist didn’t spend too much time reimagining the F-Type’s new design details, but he did add a few design elements to make his rendering stand out. In the front, he ditched the sports car’s standard hood for something more aggressive. It’s hard to see from the angle of the image, but the hood also appears to have sharp dug-in air vents. That’s another design element that’s noticeably missing on the standard F-Type.
The shooting brake profile is clean and clear to see from this angle. The longer roof helps accentuate the car’s long side profile. You can tell by how long the hood looks from this angle that this isn’t your typical front-engined sports car. The rear section of the roof doesn’t drop as aggressively as a previous rendering of the F-Type — that was created by Rain Prisk — and X-Tomi didn’t use wider fenders to make his F-Type Shooting Brake rendering more menacing than it probably should be.
We don’t get to see the rear section of the artist’s F-Type Shooting Brake rendering, though we probably don’t need to. The design is stunning in its detail and you can’t help but wonder if Jaguar will reconsider developing an F-Type Shooting Brake if it sees this rendering. It probably won’t, but we can still dream, right?
Imagine a Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake with these engine options
It’s hard not to look at X-Tomi Design’s rendering and wonder what could be if Jaguar decided to build one. That’s especially true if you consider the new F-Type’s revised engine lineup.
A Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake that’s powered by the usual entry-level 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine will give you 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque to play with. It’s not much, but it should still provide a ball full of fun on the open road.
Here’s where it gets really fun. A Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake that packs a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine with 444 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque on top is already making me wish for one. Now imagine the kind of excitement Jaguar can conjure up if it offers an F-Type Shooting Brake R. It would be powered by the same supercharged V-8 engine, but the output will be bumped up to a whopping 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The sports car version can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds so a shooting brake version could hit that same mark in around 3.7 to 3.8 seconds.
At the very least, that would give the 585-horsepower Mercedes-AMG CLS 63 S a serious run for its money. For what it’s worth, the AMG Shooting Brake can hit 0 to 60 mph in four seconds. It would make for an interesting drag race, wouldn’t it?
|Model||Jaguar F-Type R||Jaguar F-Type V-8||Jaguar F-Type V-6||Jaguar F-Type|
|Engine||5.0-litre supercharged V8||5.0-litre supercharged V-8||supercharged 3.0-litre V6||2.0-litre turbocharged Ingenium|
|Horsepower||575 HP||444 HP||374 HP||296 HP|
|Torque||516 LB-FT||427 LB-FT||339 LB-FT||295 LB-FT|
|0 to 60 mph||3.6 seconds||4.4 seconds||4.9 seconds||5.4 seconds|
|Top Speed||186 mph||177 mph||171 mph||155 mph|
Source: Xtomi Design via Facebook