Jaguar Looking At A New Possibility With the Next-Generation F-Type

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As per Jaguar design director Ian Callum, the British brand is open to the idea of developing the next-generation F-Type with a mid-engine layout.

During the recently held 2016 LA Auto Show, Callum revealed that the company has had discussions about adopting a mid-engine layout and it will be fitting for a sports company like Jaguar.

He added that he thinks they have got more permission to break the mould and their F-Typebefore it came into the production carthe previous design concept was mid-engined.

He said that it never happened and it would have been very different. But he feels he has got the permission to do that now because they are sports car company now.

Callum feels he is not tied down by it and they have had discussions around as to whether the next F-Type would be a mid-engined or front-engined and they are yet to decide.

Also, even at their design studio, they tend to disagree with each other, so the next Jaguar F-Type might necessarily won't have a long hood and a short trunk.

If Jaguar decides to go ahead with the mid-engined F-Type on the next-generation, then it will be part of a different breed of performance cars, including the Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 650S.

If the company takes this route, then the next-generation Jaguar F-Type will have an uprated powertrain would be inevitable with power in excess of 600bhp.

The current Jaguar F-Type coupe is a front engined and comes in the coupe and convertible options. This is powered by the 3.0-litre V6 supercharged automatic engine churning out 335bhp and 450Nm of torque.

Jaguar has the SVR version of the F-Type which is a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged AWD automatic engine which produces 567bhp and 700Nm of torque.

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