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Jaguar F-Type getting 5.0-liter V8 engine - report

 Jaguar F-Type getting 5.0-liter V8 engine - report
Jaguar F-Type sports car prototype 04.04.2012

The new Jaguar F-Type was officially confirmed for production at the beginning of this month and we have also been informed a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine will form part of the powertrain options. A report that has been filed by Inside Line now states that a V8 will also be available.

The engine in question is said to be a 5.0-liter V8 unit which we can assume has been sourced from the XF and incorporates supercharging technology. The news stems from a reliable source and it is rumored that the engine will produce as much as 542PS (399kW/535hp) which is sure to appeal to their power hungry punters.

The 3.0-liter V6 unit that will also be employed in the upcoming F-Type was announced at the Beijing Motor Show this week and will be available at two power levels: 380PS (279kW / 375hp) and 340PS (250kW / 335hp) with 450Nm (332lb-ft).

The new 2-seat roadster will be unveiled in full production form later this year before arriving in showrooms during the middle of 2013.

 

Source: insideline

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Comments (11)

 Mikeado Mikeado
Seems like wishful thinking to me - wouldn't that completely undermine the XK?
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April 30, 2012 6:50 am
 Godfather Godfather
It will probably have the 2.0 ecoboost (240bhp) engine as base engine, 3ltr supercharged (380bhp) as mid range engine and 5.0 supercharged (500bhp) engine as the high spec engine. Why jaguar is still willing to produce a four sweater xk is beyond me. Why not produce a direct rival for the Mercedes sl with the next xk and produce a two door coupe/convertible xj to fill the gt role against the Mercedes cl.
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April 28, 2012 7:37 am
 Prestige15 Prestige15
With a power like that in a car such as this that will be one rapid car. Aston Martin Vantage's worst nightmare
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April 28, 2012 4:53 am
 GRAVE GRAVE
So its going to be faster than its big brother the XK ?
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April 27, 2012 7:17 pm