In the market for a Jaguar F-Type? Then let us commend you, first of all, on your good taste. But you've got a difficult decision ahead of you: Do you go for the power of the V8 or the lighter weight of the V6? It's a tough call, even if the ~$30k range in price from the entry model to the flagship doesn't phase you.

Well, to make the decision easier (or potentially more difficult), Jaguar is said to be looking into yet another tempting option: that of a lightweight Club Sport model. Tipped to be based on the coupe (and not the heavier roadster), the F-Type Club Sport would allegedly shed a good 400 pounds or so off the curb weight, not so much through the removal of one component or another but through a "holistic" approach that would call on all aspects of the car to play their part in ditching excess weight. That could mean everything from carbon-fiber body panels to a stripped-out interior denuded of sound-deadening materials and creature comforts, says Auto Express.

In developing the rumored F-Type Club Sport, Jaguar is apparently facing a similar dilemma to what buyers are pondering: will it base the track-focused model on the top-of-the-line F-Type R, with its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 driving 542 horsepower to the rear set of lighweight alloys but weighing down the schnoz? Or should it try to get more power out of the lighter 3.0-liter supercharged V6, which currently nets 340 hp in base form and 380 in S spec? Let Jag know what you'd do by leaving your thoughts in Comments.


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      malgu
      • 8 Months Ago
      I think a superlight V6 would suit it better
      brighton_corgi
      • 8 Months Ago
      What they need to do is offer a manual transmission.
      haleff3
      • 8 Months Ago
      Shitiest retractable wing ive ever seen, it made the Crossfire wing look better.
      Mathew
      • 3 Months Ago

      You know what Jaguar should really do?, this is the best for them to do to defeat Porsche and attract more customers. On your club sport editions, include the cabriolets and the coupes. Then try to produce optimal output on your V6s to about 400 hp and use those engines to match the 911 models. To match Carreras and Carrera S, ALSO try to shed the carbon fibers of your V6 models as much as you can (that doesn't mean to disregard v8s). You definitely should have an optional manual transmission and replace automatic with dual clutch. for ALL F-Type models. Then compare Porsche's  models against yours and see if have outperformed them. Porsche's cars like 911 Carrera's coupes weigh less than 3100 pounds. See if you can go up to the 3000s-3100s pounds or less. Just like how Porsche have those electromechanical boost technologies like Sport Chrono, attempt those similar techs because in order to defeat Porsche's position, you have to outperform them as much as you can, so I would make a holistic approach where EVERY part, from materials, to electromechanical parts, to even engines, be rechecked to see if you can replace something with even better. IF you can tune at v6 engine to offer as much performance as your v8s, substitute those v6s for your v8s like what porsche does. They got 3.8L engines that offer up to 560hp. If you do not try like this, forget about defeat Porsche.

      FastPanda
      • 8 Months Ago
      i don't care how much weight they strip off or how fast it is, unless they fit it with a man pedal, i'm keeping my aston martin with 6-speed.
      diffrunt
      • 8 Months Ago
      Model S is a much better buy for probably the same money. Speaking of Elon -catch him on 60 mins via CBS .com
      Mathew
      • 8 Months Ago
      You know what Jaguar should really do?, this is the best for them to do to defeat Porsche and attract more customers. On your club sport editions, include the cabriolets and the coupes. Then try to produce optimal output on your V6s to about 400 hp and use those engines to match the 911 models. To match Carreras and Carrera S, ALSO try to shed the carbon fibers of your V6 models as much as you can (that doesn't mean to disregard v8s). You definitely should have an optional manual transmission for ALL F-Type models. Then compare Porsche's manual models against yours and see if have outperformed them. Porsche's cars like 911 Carrera's coupes weigh less than 3100 pounds. See if you can go up to the 3000s-3100s pounds or less. Just like how Porsche have those electromechanical boost technologies like Sport Chrono, attempt those similar techs because in order to defeat Porsche's position, you have to outperform them as much as you can, so I would make a holistic approach where EVERY part, from materials, to electromechanical parts, to even engines, be rechecked to see if you can replace something with even better. If you do not try like this, forget about defeat Porsche.
      Matt Quinn
      • 8 Months Ago
      Start with F-type Coupe...Add V8S Motor...remove all weight possible. The F-type is the BULLY sports coupe but with beautiful lines. And tracking the V6S is fun, but the V8S was life altering. That Cat can Pounce. I will volunteer to drive one daily, built in gunmetal with gloss black BBS LM wheels, with Salsa Red Jaguar logo on the side as advertising, with matching red rotors and red growlers. Or throw the Storm wheels on it it will not break my heart. I have no problem driving a proper villain coupe.
      Brian Rautio
      • 8 Months Ago
      If it were up to me, I'd bore out the V6, and replace the supercharger with a large turbocharger, and tune it out. Should be good for 450-500, plenty in an extra light model like they're talking about. 911 GT3's have less power than 911 Turbos, and there's a lot more of them at track days.