Auto show season seems to arrive earlier each year. We're not yet fully into the swing of said season, but the rumors are starting to swirl about who is bring what to where. One of the first on our 2011 travel calendar is the Frankfurt Motor Show, whose media days fall in mid-September. Jaguar will be there, and it seems it's bringing a sporty new concept along as well.

According to Automotive News, representatives for Jaguar remain mum on the details, but rumor has it that the cat-faced car company is prepping a sports car to slot under the XK. Along with the XF wagon, we're pretty excited to see the British automaker add more Leaping Cats to its lineup.

Perhaps a smaller sports coupe could signal the modern-day return of the E-type? We can only hope as we continue to celebrate that model's 50th birthday.


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      Jameskey
      • 3 Years Ago
      MANUAL PLEASE!!!
        soundbargaming
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jameskey
        So you assume its gas powered? Where did it say that?
          A Danforth Wilkins
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          What the hell is wrong with you? It seems you ask for an electric version of every performance car mentioned lately. Your not a real car person if you're asking for stupid crap like that.
          soundbargaming
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          @matt_shift I'm not worried about fuel saving. I've want the tidal wave of linear torque and futuristic sound of that electric motor at full song. Fuel savings is nice but I really don't care about that as a priority. If I want fuel savings or savings period I would get a me an old 3cyl Geo Metro.
          matt_shift
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          it didn't, you're right. but the product would be better oriented to 3-pedal enthusiasts if it was. this could be jag's driver involvement vehicle (re: fun), while the XK could definitely be the long distance/ GT car/ fuel saving cruiser. if it wants to compete with the cayman or whatever else, it needs 3 pedals and something to row with my hand. im cool with them employing fuel-saving techs, but dont make it electric or hybrid.
          soundbargaming
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          @matt_shift Again, its personal preference. I probably like manuals just as much as you but the sound and torque wave of an electric motor is fun in its own right. And electric motors can be just as quiet or loud as gas engines. Its all about the packaging.
          matt_shift
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          i'll agree with you on that one point. electric motor insta-torque is pretty awesome, but where's the fun when i can change gears? and i dont mean with just a finger-flick. i personally cant stand high revs. an electric motor buzzing around is either quiet or annoying. and neither is better than a low-rev ICE that bellows and growls.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @soundbargaming
          If electric cars sound like the future, then in the future, people will either be deaf or constantly hear dentist drill squeals. Ill keep a good gasoline mill if you want power and fun, and a diesel that delivrs torque almost as instantly as an electric if I prefer cruising range and efficiency. If all the new cars in the world became electric, then almost everyone will keep onto their existing cars until they are driven into the ground, then buy secondhand petrol cars. Because electric is not the answer.
      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well look at this! A new and exciting sports car from Jaguar, hopefully with a real name and not some alpha only or alphanumeric naming scheme. There is no mention of a specific propulsion so it leaves the door open to anything. Could we have a high performance full electric to compete with the game changing Model S from Tesla? Or will Jaguar do the same old same old and stick with burning the dinosaurs? This is a sports car, mind you, not a long hauler. So a powerful all electric could fit the bill.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        This isnt a city car (a la Leaf) or a vehicle for celebrities and poseurs (Tesla Roadster), so it wont be electric. It will have a range of 4 and 6 cylinder engines, petrol and diesel, that will appeal to those who prefer fun or efficiency. Maybe if we are lucky a V8 will sneak under the hood, and nobody with any sense will moan about it being non electric after they see and drive it. Or even hear it.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally. i hope it's styled well when in reaches production. The transition from C-XF to XF wasn't as good as it could have been.
      HuskerBadger
      • 3 Years Ago
      Car Magazine has an excellent series of spy shots of it. InsideLine has a video too. Looks like a baby or 3/4 XK, though the front end is heavily shrouded. http://www.insideline.com/jaguar/xe/2013/videos/2013_jaguar_xe_ss_111.html http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-new-cars/Search-Results/Spyshots/Jaguar-XE-2013-the-scoop-pics/
      X
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe an XJ Coupe and convertible. Am just saying or the new X type
        • 3 Years Ago
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