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.