The Jaguar F-Type has been a dream car of mine ever since I first laid eyes on it. I, along with the rest of the Shifting Lanes crew, saw it at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. It’s been burned into my memory banks ever since.
When the F-Type was released it has two engine options which were a V6 producing 340 or 380 horsepower depending on trim level, or a V8 producing 495 or 550 horsepower depending on S or R model. I’ve driven the V6 multiple times and in my honest opinion is one of the all time great V6 engines ever made. I have driven both variants including the completely bonkers SVR and I’ve come to the conclusion that I must own one.
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If you read this site, you may also know my affinity for shooting brakes. Shooting brakes are the single greatest cars ever made. I love them. They are utilitarian, fast, and look incredible. Well it looks like the online render masters have given us another one and I can scarcely hold back my excitement at this one.
Just look at that! An F-Type shooting brake! If this was a real thing, I would be at a Jaguar dealer trading in my WRX and selling a kidney to make that car a reality.
This render comes hot on the heels of the announcement of a 400hp version of the V6 F-Type that Jaguar lazily named the F-Type 400. With the new F-Type came some facelifts that you can see in the render. In the front nostrils there is no longer a dividing bit of bodywork. They are now full open and look a bit cleaner, though I prefer the old look. What you may also notice about the render itself is the back roofline. It looks as if X-Tomi has expertly taken the back hatch portion of an F-Pace and placed it here to get the desired effect. And what an effect. This looks smashing.
Jaguar should absolutely make this a reality. Who knows, they may even take some market share away from the catastrophically small market of BMW Z4/Ferrari FF owners.