|Jaguar F-Type R Coupe - via MSN Autos|
The recent rumor started because of a statement from Jaguar's F-Type program Director -Russ Varney .
"We have three or four things we are looking at for the next developments of
the F-Type and a lightweight, harder version is a long way up that list,"
Speaking further to Autoexpress , he said that the car , which is rumored to carry a "Club Sports" badge will be a "couple of hundred kilos" less than the standard coupe , which surely means that the car will be more track oriented with lots of creature comforts sacrificed for more power.Speaking of power , the car's main engine has not been disclosed ,but being the bonkers car it should be , we'd expect it to have something like a nice turbocharged V8 , but Mr Varney thinks otherwise - “You get down to a critical mass of weight savings once we go so far and then we can start downsizing brakes and engines and things. As a powertrain, the V8 is superb but the V6 has its advantages for that style of car, too,”.Although a V8 sounds better on paper and real life ,a turbocharged v6 wouldn't be bad either , and it will certainly be many kilos lighter , overall with the car's massive diet plan and the increased power to weight ratio , this Jag is sure to put some heat on the already burning Porsche fire .
Sources - jalopnik ,Autoexpress