2021 Jaguar F-TYPE Rumors

October 30th, 2019 by

Rumor has it that the Jaguar F-TYPE is about to become even more of a stunning vehicle, with influence pulled from a few surprising sources.

Ian Callum, the former head designer for Jaguar that left to start his own company, may have let slip some of the work he and he successor had been moving forward with on the Jaguar F-TYPE. Rumor has it, the new F-TYPE will take on a mid-engine approach, similar to many of its European brethren and also to the recently released 2020 Chevrolet Corvette.

2021 Jaguar F-Type facelift rendering

The Corvette and F-TYPE both fell into surprisingly similar buying markets, with customers typically falling into the same age brackets, similar incomes, and even similar lifestyles. These are vehicles built with high performance in mind, a stylish and sleek body, and the pocket book and garage space to keep the vehicle in peak condition. Even over the Autumn and Art weekend, where we had a gorgeous blue F-TYPE with over 550-horsepower, I had an attendee tell me they had been looking at purchasing the new Corvette, but instead may be adding the F-TYPE to their garage.

But even better for Jaguar enthusiasts than just the performance alteration, is a change to the bodywork that throws back to a previous era of Jaguar supercars. Creating a lowered stance with wider body not only improves agility, but creates a style more closely associated with the previous C-X75 from 2010, a project car that ended up being canceled except for a few vehicles that made their way into the James Bond movie Spectre.

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That vehicle, the C-X75, was the spiritual successor of one of my earliest favorite supercars (shout out to Need for Speed II), the Jaguar XJ220. An exceptionally low and wide profile, tons of power, and a little bit ridiculous in design was the XJ220, and is definitely the direction the F-TYPE needs to go for the next major redesign. Hopefully this comes to fruition with all the rumors currently abounding.

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