The Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type to get late availability V8

Jaguar announced at the Beijing Motor Show that their upcoming F-Type would be powered by a supercharged 3.0L V6 packing 380 horsepower but in recognizing the need for bigger power in the modern sports car world, it looks as though there will be a Jaguar F-Type with a V8 engine – although it is likely going to be some time before that bigger engine hits the market.

The Jaguar F-Type will enter the world as a new, smaller option based on the C-X16 concept that debuted in 2011 in Frankfurt. The company stated that the F-Type would feature a unique version of a new supercharged V6 engine family, packing 380 horsepower in this application but torque was left to be a mystery. This 380 blown V6 engine will likely make the new F-Type plenty of fun to drive while also affording good fuel economy but in the modern age of the sports car…you need more than 380 horsepower to keep up with the Joneses. Luckily, Car and Driver has confirmed that there will be a V8 engine option coming – although there is no indication as to when that will happen.

The new Jaguar F-Type is expected to hit the market in the middle of 2013 as a 2014 model year convertible with a coupe version following later that year; also presumably as a 2014 model year vehicle. When the first convertibles hit, they will pack the new supercharged 3.0L V6 with 380 horsepower and it is expected that this engine will also be the sole option for the F-Type Coupe that arrives later in 2013. However, when the 2015 model year of the Jaguar F-Type rolls around sometime in 2014 – few things would make for a more exciting model year addition than a higher horsepower V8 engine for the compact convertible and coupe.

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