Jaguar pulled a fast one on us all when it unexpectedly shoehorned all 550 horsepower of the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from the XKR-S into the new F-Type Coupe to supersede the existing V8 S model with the F-Type R. But that's just the beginning, according to the latest intel coming from the UK.

According to Autocar, in speaking to Jaguar design director Ian Callum during the coupe's unveiling at the LA Auto Show, the British automaker could yet offer R-S and R-S GT versions of the F-Type. Just what mechanical changes those would bring when the F-Type R already packs the company's top engine remains to be seen, but given that the same engine also powers the flagship XJR performance saloon, we could envision Jaguar developing an even more powerful version for R-S versions of the little coupe and big sedan.

The GT version, meanwhile, would likely offer more extreme aero and a lighter form for the truly performance-obsessed. Considering that the new top-of-the-line F-Type is already pushing the hundred-grand mark, you can bet any R-S and R-S GT version would approach double the base F-Type's $65k sticker price.


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      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'll wait for the "F-Type RS-GT-XR-SS-BlackEdition"
      Kevin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Am I the only person that thinks this car is tired already?? The back end looks like a late model Acura, the interior is a total rip-off of the Audi R8 (again, out dated interior), interior space & cargo room is non-existent... I'm already bored with this over-priced feline. The only redeeming quality in my opinion is the sensational exhaust note. I would stand in line for a new Cayman ALL DAY LONG before I would consider this car.
        Nick Allain
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kevin
        If you're looking at a Cayman, you probably don't "get it" when it comes to this car. A Cayman is a car that's fun in the corners or on a track. It's a razor. The F-Type is a childish, brutal, evil giggle inducing beast. I find the design fantastic. The interior was good enough when I drove it. The engine note makes the world melt away.
        Scooter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kevin
        It's a gorgeous car, at least in my opinion. It has a true athletic stance, which I think is gorgeous. I think it would be more suited to a $50,000 starting price, $65-69K is a little excessive. To each his own I guess.
          Carmaker1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Scooter
          Considering all the development work put into this in such a short time frame and the market volume, I believe it does well enough. Many seem to forget this is situated between the Cayman and 911. It is not a direct competitor to the Cayman nor befitting of such a low entry price.
        vi_per
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kevin
        Agree. The proportions are good, but the exterior/interior details make this car look dated already.
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ah yes, the good old Jaguar nickel and diming you for every HP of power, ft of braking distance, 0.01 of cornering improvement. Instead of making 50 variations why don't they just make the best one as good as possible and keep two lower models to cover the marketing spectrum like everyone else?
        Michael Star
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernard
        Porsche loves the 20 different flavors too.
          Bernard
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Michael Star
          Only for the 911, but I guess that's where Jag is getting this from. The differences those different models are actually measurably different. It's not a tenth here and tenth there for $20k more.
        Car Guy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernard
        Porsche? Hello?
        jesscott
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernard
        Bah every car company does that, how many high output versions of the Mustang are floating around. Can't swing a dead cat without hitting a "super limited edition gold level signed copy of...." whatever
          Bernard
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jesscott
          Those aren't peformance changes those are color changes. If you want the fastest Mustang you get a Boss 302 or a GT 500.
        t_dixon28
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernard
        My thoughts exactly.
      Hector Djibaou
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sigh ... I am a little tired of the 'let's just stuff a big motor in it' and give it '500hp'. It's an old formula that while it gets people to buy, I dunno ... it's boring! Jaguar keep the 6cyl v6 supercharged intact, develop that 'push to pass system' and get it into the car for if not less than what the 911 goes for and that thing will be selling like hot cakes. Source: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/09/cx16-20110907.html
      Jake Reimer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool, but will it come with a manual gearbox?
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jake Reimer
        That one detail would complete this car. It's about fun and fashion, it's not going to set any tracks on fire. So, why not let the driver have some old school fun?
      • 1 Year Ago
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