Jaguar F-Type R spied on Nurburgring [video]

Jaguar has already officially and unofficially shown us their initial prototypes of the all-new Jaguar F-Type sports car sporting a dual center-mounted exhaust pipe layout similar to the Porsche Boxster S. But these latest spy photos show something new. We can see a dual quad exhaust layout which suggest something more powerful lies beneath the hood.

Jaguar already confirmed the 2-seater roadster will be available with a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine in two power output levels: 380HP (279kW / 375bhp) with 460Nm (339lb-ft) and 340HP (250kW / 335bhp) with 450Nm (332lb-ft). Following speculative reports, it was later confirmed an even more powerful engine would be available in the form of a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 unit that is already used in the XFR, XJ, XKR and XKR-S. Power output of the existing unit varies from 510PS (375kW/503hp) to 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp).

You can draw your own conclusions but perhaps there's a chance this prototype testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife is the more powerful 5.0-liter equipped F-Type R.

The new F-Type roadster will be unveiled later this year followed by a market launch in the summer of 2013.

UPDATE 28th June 2012: Video added

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I'd still like to see Jaguar bring back the XK120.
Jun 28, 2012 3:37 pm
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I like how they have managed to shove a huge V8 into a small roadster. Seems like a great competitor for the SLK 55 AMG.
Jun 20, 2012 1:56 pm
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This would be a small superfast sport car!
Jun 20, 2012 5:27 am
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Sickly by engines
This would be a cracker...!
Jun 20, 2012 4:15 am
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They shouldn't released this car 5 years ago. Regardless, I love that this model is bring back the subtle nip along the trunk and over the rear wheel shoulders. It was a neat touch on the early 2000s XJs.
Jun 19, 2012 8:34 pm
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