Jaguar F-Type replacement rendered as 1,360hp EV: price, specs and release date
August 02, 2021 by
This exclusive render imagines a next-generation Jaguar’s F-Type sportscar as an all-electric alternative to the Porsche Taycan and Audi RS e-tron. Read on for all we know of the F-Type’s replacement.
- Jaguar F-Type replacement rendered
- Could feature all-electric power
- Possible use of Williams Advanced Engineering tech
- Carbon-fibre chassis and structural battery pack
- 120kWh and 160kWh capacities possible
- May target 620 miles of range
- Dual motors could produce up to 1,360hp
- 0-62mph in as little as 2-seconds
- Would likely cost more than today’s F-Type
The Jaguar F-Pace has been around since 2013 and despite being one of the most charismatic coupes on sale, its replacement is unlikely to feature the same 575hp supercharged V8. Instead, it will most likely be fitted with an electric motor and battery system.
Could this Porsche Taycan and Audi RS e-tron alternative produce as much as 1,360hp thanks to technology developed by Williams Advanced Engineering? This exclusive rendering imagins a car that does just that…
New electric Jaguar F-Type EV design
Jaguar’s designs have almost always been head-turners, and the current F-Type still looks as sharp as ever. While no official images have been revealed yet of what its replacement may look like, our exclusive render imagines how an all-electric future F-Type could look.
The F-Type’s recently refreshed headlight design is incorporated into the new model, with two large air intakes framing a smoothed-off grille. Deep grooves on the sides add a purposeful demeanour to the overall look, while the alloy wheels are a logical development of current designs. The flush-fitting door handles, side window shape and side mirrors are all subtly updated, too.
New electric Jaguar F-Type EV performance and range
Jaguar may not develop an electric F-Type replacement on its own – it may have help from a firm called Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE). This company will supply the Formula E series with batteries from 2022 and has previously worked with Jaguar to develop the gorgeous C-X75 stunt cars from the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’.
WAE has recently revealed a new purpose-built set of components (called the EVX platform) that it will licence to other carmakers to build future electric cars. Jaguar could feasibly use this platform to develop an electric replacement for the F-Type.
The current F-Type is a characterful and very capable machine, thanks to a range of powerful internal combustion engines topped by a 575hp supercharged V8. A future F-Type EV using William’s EVX platform could produce up to 1,360hp from a dual-motor setup.
With a light carbon-fibre chassis and a battery pack that is integrated into the car’s structure (aiding rigidity and keeping weight down), this new EV F-Type could be capable of a 0-62mph time of under 2-seconds. That is 1.7-seconds faster than the current V8.
The EVX layout is capable of carrying a huge 120kWh battery pack (for comparison the Mercedes EQS luxury saloon has a 108kWh battery.) Williams plans to fit electric motors inside the wheels on certain models freeing up more space for an even larger 160kWh battery, which could boost the car’s range to 620 miles.
New electric Jaguar F-Type EV price and release date
There is no news on when the Jaguar F-Type replacement is due, although it’s possible a replacement may be teased in concept-car form in the next few years. Pricing for the current range starts at £54,965 for the base 300hp turbocharged 4-cylinder coupe and rises to £103,200 for the 575hp supercharged V8 convertible.
With the generally higher costs associated with EVs, these prices could increase by a fair margin for a future electric F-Type – especially if it does come with 620 miles of range and more than 1,300hp…
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