We have known for quite some time now that Jaguar is hard at work on a coupe variant of its acclaimed F-Type model, which debuted only as a roadster. In fact, our spy photographers have caught the 2014 F-Type Coupe testing on multiple occasions, but this time around, we have something special for you to feast your eyes upon.
This little lady may look like the same old F-Type Coupe that we have caught testing before, but closer inspection will show you that this is anything but a normal version. If you take a close look at the brake system, you will notice some rather large, yellow calipers staring back at you. "Have a close read of what it printed on them: "Jaguar Carbon Ceramic." Also have a look at the rotors and you’ll notice that they are cross-drilled. Now, head to your local Jag dealer and ask for a 2014 Jag F-Type with the carbon-ceramic brakes and cross-drilled rotors; they’ll likely look at you funny because that is not an option.
This can only mean that this is a hopped up version of the F-Type Coupe, possibly an R-S variant. If this is true — please, car gods, let it be true — this means that this puppy pumps somewhere in the 550-horsepower range from a boosted V-8 powerplant.
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Last month, the hard-top version of the new F-Type was caught testing for the first time and today, our spy photographers caught it testing again. This time around, they caught it screaming around the Nürburgring. According to them, the F-Type Coupe was out for just some quick laps before it vanished again.
As no surprise, the new coupe version will remain basically identical to its roadster brother, except, of course, the hard top. The F-Type Coupe will borrow a lot of its exterior design from the C-X16 Concept, which was sexy in its own right.
Under its hood, the F-Type Coupe will keep the same engine lineup as the convertible variant, including a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 in the F-Type and F-Type S models and a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 in the F-Type V8 S version. Depending on the model, the F-Type Coupe will deliver anywhere between 340 to 495 horsepower.
We expect the Jaguar F-Type Coupe to hit the market in 2014.
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Just the other days, the F-Type Coupe was revealed in a series of leaked patent drawings. Today the car was finally caught testing for the first time and, according to our spy photographers, it was pretty difficult to obtain the shots.
To no one’s surprise, there were tons of security guys around the area, so getting the picture required some war tactics, as our spy photographers hid in the cargo area of his SUV and he was forced to shoot through the tinted windows. This is why we have no clear photos showing the rear angle, but were still happy to see that Jaguar is finally testing the nextF-Type Coupe.
Just like with the Roadster version, the Coupe will be offered in two V-6 versions and one V-8, but as previously reported, it may also get some R and R-S versions sometime in the future.
We expect the Jaguar F-Type Coupe to hit the market sometime in 2014.
We’ve known for quite some time now that Jaguar has been working on a smaller luxury sedan that will take on models like BMW 3-series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4. After much speculation, the car has finally been taken out for a test session and the first details suggest the model could be named the XS.
The mule caught testing today is a chopped-up Jaguar XF and is testing the suspension and powerplant, which is apparently a diesel unit. Along with the engine tested here, Jaguar will also offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the base model and a supercharged V-6 for the top version.
The car is internally known as project X760 and will initially be offered as a sedan, but Jaguar will also offer station wagon and a crossover variants. We also expect a more powerful R version with its sights set on the M3 and C63 AMG.
You have to remember that this is just a mule and looks nothing like the final product. Expect the Jaguar XS to hit the market in 2015.
It’s been a while since we last saw the Jaguar XFR-S testing around the Nurburgring, but it seems that all that waiting was worth it. The sports car has now been spotted while lapping the famous ’Ring, but this time, it’s wearing a massive rear wing at the back. We’re wondering if this is Jaguar’s idea of being discreet or if they just wanted to enjoy a race-track experience.
As you can see, the XFR-S is still camouflaged, meaning that the parts that are covered up are where the biggest changes will appear. The front spoiler will get its own design which won’t look anything like the XF-R or even the XKR-S, but something more in line with the style of the BMW M5. The side sills are also beefier and, together with the wider track and wheels, will give the XFR-S a more powerful look. The rear diffuser is also more prominent than on the XFR and the trunk now has this big rear wing with an integrated third brake light.
Under the hood, we will see the same engine as in the XKR-S: a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that will deliver a total of 550 HP.
Two days before the official debut of the 2013 Jaguar F-Type, someone has finally let that luscious and much-anticipated cat out of the bag. Just last week, the first leaked image of the Jaguar was revealed and, now, TeamSpeed has broken the embargo and unveiled the first multiple images of the upcoming sports roadster.
As expected, the next F-Type features a very aggressive look with a number of design elements inspired by the C-X16 Concept. The most obvious, borrowed features are the split air intakes on the front end and the long bonnet.
The 2013 Jaguar F-Type will be offered with a choice of three engines: Jaguar’s all-new 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine with an output of either 340 or 380 HP and the existing supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine for the R version. All engine options will drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission and will be equipped with Stop/Start technology.
Stay tuned for the official debut of the 2013 F-Type on September 27th at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.
It probably takes a lot of hard work trying to keep a model a secret until its official official launch date. Fortunately for all of us, we have learned that this rarely ever happens as many automakers have all kinds of leaks, including Jaguar and its upcoming F-Type. The first official image of the new F-Type has surfaced on the internet revealing the small roadster in all its glory. Jaguar didn’t have much choice but to admit that this was a real photo and not just another rendering.
The sports cars shown in this image illustrate just how much the new F-Type took from the design of the C-X16 Concept that was unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. They include the concept’s split air intakes on the front end and the long bonnet, emitting a sense of power and elegance that we have grown accustomed to from Jaguar. Under the hood, there will be a choice of three engines: a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine with an output of either 340 or 380 HP and the existing supercharged 5.0-liter V8 offered for the R Version.
The new Jaguar F-Type will be making its world debut next week at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Jaguar has confirmed that the future F-Type two-seater convertible will be priced under the current XK, or at about $85,000. That would mean the F-Type Coupe would have a similar if not identical engine lineup and will also be in the same price bracket, possibly with a few thousand dollars knocked off.
So we all now know that Jaguar is working on the XFR-S, the sedan sibling to the XKR-S. We have actually assumed it for a while, but Jag finally admitted to it in February of this year. We have also heard whispers from several sources that say it will make its debut at the Los Angles Motor Show in November.
Since Jaguar is being stingy with images of its work in progress and all we can dig up are some spy shots with swirly livery covering up the goodies, we turned to our crack rendering team for help. What you see above is what they came up with.
Fortunately, the spy shots gave us a good look at the basic body structure, but left to the imagination the lower-third of the XFR-S. As we can tell from the spy shots and as you can see from our rendering, we expect the XFR-S to look very similar to the current XFR model with a little less chrome and a different rim package.
Also changed up is the front bumper cover, as the lower grille is slightly wider and its angle is reversed from the 2012 XFR. Also on the front bumper cover, the air intake opening on each side is significantly larger and has rounder corners than you see on the 2012 XFR. The extra size of the air intakes may simply be aesthetic, but they could also point to additional brake cooling.
As you can see from our rendering, we anticipate the differences from the 2012 XFR and the upcoming XFR-S to be slight, on the outside. What you don’t see is the extra 40 horsepower and 49 pound-feet of torque lingering inside its re-tuned 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. Then again, maybe what we saw was just a test mule and not the real deal. We’ll just have to wait until November to find out.
Previous spy shots of the Jaguar XFR-S have been spotted numerous times with bits and pieces of production parts scattered throughout the prototypes. Now, the puzzle has finally been put together as our spy photographers have captured the model in full production garb. These images were taken at the Nurburgring while the XFR-S whips around the testing track with a new design for the front spoiler, more muscular side sills, and a wider track and wheels. The rear of the XFR-S gets a more pronounced diffusor and a new rear spoiler.
The future Jaguar XFR-S will be powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that will deliver a total of 550 HP, making it an ideal competitor for the likes of the Audi RS6, the BMW M5, and the Mercedes E63 AMG.
The 2014 Jaguar XFR-S is rumored to make its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Motor Show, with sales beginning shortly thereafter at £70K, or about $110,000 at the current rates.
While we are all waiting to see the new Jaguar F-Type next week at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the company is busy testing out the sports roadster at the famous Nurburgring race track. British magazine, AutoCar, was lucky enough to shoot a video of the hot laps, allowing us to hear the sound of the 3.0 liter V6 supercharged engine!
This engine delivers a total of 250 HP in a normally aspirated version and 375 HP in the supercharged R version. As you probably know, theF-Type will be built as a two-seater convertible, with a coupe version to follow, and will feature all-aluminum construction. It will be priced under the current XK, so expect to pay about $85K if you want to buy one.
This is all we have for now, but tune in next week when the official details of the Jaguar F-Type are revealed!
Jaguar was out and about this past weekend testing all of its latest and hottest models. Earlier today, we brought out spy shots of the race track version for the XKR-S and now we’ve got images of the hot R-version of Jaguar’s upcoming F-Type.
Jaguar has already confirmed that the standard F-Type will be powered by a new V6 engine that delivers a total of 250 HP in a normally aspirated version and 375 HP in the supercharged R version. This model will be set to take on the Porsche Boxster and the BMW Z4. The future R version, however, will be powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine and will target models like the Aston Martin Vantage and the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG.
When compared to the standard F-Type, the R version will be distinguished by a set of quad exhausts, more prominent front and rear bumpers, a new set of wheels, and a sportier interior.
The standard F-Type will be unveiled in September 2012 and the F-Type R version will follow a few months later.
It was just last week when we brought proof that Jaguar is working on a hardcore version of the XKR-S, and now the car has been caught testing again taking some very fast laps around the famous Nurburgring race track. Could this be Jaguar’s answer to the Mercedes Black Series line from AMG?
Compared to a standard XKR-S, the new prototype features some significant changes: a deeper front spoiler with canards mounted on the sides, a different engine hood with more air outlets, and a massive rear wing. On the interior, the standard front seats will be replaced by new bucket seats and the rear seats will be non-existent.
Since there is a new hood on this bad boy, as well as a stiffer suspension, we assume that it will be toting more than the usual 550 HP. All of these new elements, as well as the almost definite power increase, should make for a very potent track orientated supercar.