• Jan 21, 2009
Will Jaguar's XJ220 supercar finally have a successor? Although Jaguar denies it, Auto Express thinks so, and we hope they're right. While rumors have suggested the return of the F-type as Tata's next project, Auto Express expects Jaguar to show an all-new mid-engine supercar concept within the next year. And they even have some rather artful renderings to back up their claims.
This new Audi R8 competitor would use an all-new aluminum chassis, with the XFR's 503-horsepower, supercharged 5.0-liter V8 powering it from amidships. Expect performance similar to the mildly modified XFR that just ran an incredible 225 miles-per-hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Figure on a 0-60 mph run of well under four seconds as well.

What's more, Jaguar is said to be thinking green with this new model too. The car is said to be capable of running on biofuels with CO2 emissions that should be less than 300g/km. With an alloy skin penned by Ian Callum, it should be a looker too. The supercar, which could be called the XE, could possibly be shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010. Click over to see two large renderings. Thanks for the tip, Mo!

[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a nice ass
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're the ASSMAN?! Yes I am.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'll second that.......as an ass man. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      1/2 of me:

      OH, HELL YES.
      Supercharged 5.0 DOHC V8 amidships: YES.
      Aluminum Chassis: YES.
      RWD: YES.
      JAG pedigree: YES.

      Hopefully it has a stick, or a dual-clutch, not a hydraulic automatic.

      3/8ths of me:
      Yeah, it is a fictional rendering, this is too good to be true, so it probably is.

      1/8th of me:
      Does Tata have the resources to pull this off, and then support it after the sale...

      If they can do this, Say hello to the spiritual successor to the Acura NSX, with some actual european lineage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's quite beautiful. If that build it, hopefully it's like that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice renderings. I hope it looks something like that. The R8 will need a slight refresh in 2-3 years.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have a soft spot for Jags, but this looks a bit too much like an Audi R8 to my eyes. Pretty, but needs more individuality.
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks a little too much like the love child of an XJ220 and R8. I think Ian can come up with something much more fitting of the modern day Jaguar brand.

      all the same the thought of a 600hp supercharged ajv8 growling behing my head... that would be like a dream.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The XF is a great car...this looks great too and will probably borrow alot from the XF.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This back reminds me of the one in the Peugeot 607:
      http://www.peugeot.com/en/products/cars/peugeot-607.aspx
        Alex
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seriously? There is no truth in that whatsoever.
      Alex
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is one sexy Pussy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Where is the testing ?
      • 5 Years Ago
      So this new Jag will no longer look like an Aston Martin, but more like an Audi?


      I'll believe it when I see it (not some mere photoshop renderings).
      • 5 Years Ago
      I see a lot of Aston Martin in the rear. Honestly, I like the look of this better than the looks of some Aston Martins (and that is a HUGE compliment).
      I like the new models Jaguar is churning out. This thing actually looks catlike (unlike, to some degree, the new XF (at least compared to the C-XF)).
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