The new model is being described as a true sports car of the next generation
The 2020 Jaguar F-Type burst onto the scene in 2013, boasting two doors and two seats and a whole lot of gusto. Fast forward to the present, the vehicle is being redone in a way that is turning the heads of auto enthusiasts.
While not a completely new model, the prototype — which is believed to debut sometime in 2020 — will reportedly be a more advanced version of the car’s current aluminum structure, all while offering consumers a bevy of technical upgrades combined with a cleaner and cheaper vehicle for those who want it most.
Jaguar recently tweeted a video of the vehicle whipping around in the snow. CAR magazine said newer, thinner headlamps will add to the vehicle’s more contemporary mystique.
“Everyone would expect some acknowledgment in Jag’s two-seat sports car,” said Wayne Burgess, a member of Director of Design for Jaguar Cars Ian Callum’s design team, to CAR magazine. Burgess left Jaguar after helping to redesign this model. “We picked our favorite bits: the tapered tail, the horizontal tail lamps, the car is very directly inspired. The front had to be much more modern though – if we’d done the oval mouth, an E-type front end, it would have been a retro pastiche.”
A more advanced model is what the developers expect out of the end product.
“I think for F-type next time, we’d say what is good about it today, which elements are worth developing, as future graphics and future design language,” Burgess added. “I don’t think we’d go back to E-type again, you’d walk forward from F-type.”
F-Type features show a leap in advancement
Daniel Golson, of Car and Driver, wrote that images and reports of new powertrains and styling updates floating around the media landscape were recently confirmed after a camo version of the vehicle was recently observed.
What’s different? Well, to start there are different front fender and bumper cutlines that present a more horizontal look and feel. The change in headlights is something Jaguar has also done to models like the I-Pace — a “major” change in Golson’s eyes.
The grille shape seems to have stayed the same as in the past, except for a new mesh pattern. Changes on the car’s rear include a reshaped license plate area and different taillights.
“There are also reshaped intakes on each side of the grille that look more angular than before, and the front splitter is slightly different,” Golson said. “It also seems like the hood is smoother than the current car’s, although there could be a panel covering up the actual design.”
While questions still exist in relation to the car’s insides — and whether the engine will mirror other more recent Jaguar model — there is a lot for consumers to look forward to, and predict, by the time this car officially drops. Once it hits the market, it will be available at your fingerprints at Jaguar Shreveport.
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