Jaguar planning a Club Sport version of the F-Type Coupe

Article by Christian A., on April 3, 2014

Yesterday we’ve told you that McLaren is currently working on a hardcore version of the 650S, but it appears that British carmaker isn’t the only company, which is developing such vehicles. According to AutoExpress, Jaguar is also considering a lightweight version of the F-Type Coupe. Lighter, faster and more extreme than the standard version, the Club Sport version of the F-Type Coupe will shed around 200 kg, which means it could weigh around 1,465 kg.

As a result, it could sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 3.5 seconds, meaning that the car will enter the supercar territory. As expected, the F-Type Club Sport will be lighter thanks to a new carbon fiber aerodynamic kit, but also a more austere interior, as well as carbon-fiber seats and carbon-fiber panels.

For those who don’t know, Jaguar has quite a history of famous lightweight versions of its historical production vehicles, such as the C-Type and E-Type. F-Type Programme Director Russ Varney told Auto Express that a lightweight, harder version of the F-Type Coupe is on Jaguar’s list.

Regarding the engine, the F-Type Club Sport will be amazing with the V8 engine, but the V6 has its advantages, according to Russ Varney.

Currently, Jaguar offers the F-Type R Coupe, which is powered by the 5.0-liter supercharged petrol V8 engine that develops 550 PS and 680 Nm of torque, which pushes the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and to a top speed of 300 km/h or 186 mph.

Jaguar also offers a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine on the F-Type S Coupe, that generates 380 PS and 460 Nm of torque. The F-Type S Coupe hits 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited at 161 mph or 275 km/h.

The 2014 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe starts at $77,000, while the F-Type R Coupe costs $99,000.

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