A new report indicates Jaguar is planning a significantly lighter version of the F-Type called "Club Sport".

A new report indicates Jaguar is planning a significantly lighter version of the F-Type called "Club Sport".

Jaguar's fastest current production car is the F-Type R Coupe with a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in 4 seconds and a limited top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). That could all change in the near future as the British company is allegedly working on a Club Sport variant that will do the sprint in less than 3.5 seconds.

While the F-Type R Coupe tips the scales at 1,665 kg (3,670 lbs), the Club Sport plans on losing 200 kg (441 lbs) through the use of various lightweight materials. The model is also going to wear a more aggressive body and a stripped out cabin to shave off the excess weight. To achieve the 1,465 kg (3,185 lbs) mark Jaguar plans on installing race-style carbon fiber seats as well as carbon fiber body panels.

Power will likely come from the F-Type R Coupe's supercharged V8 5.0-liter engine which generates 550 HP (404 kW) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft). A decision regarding engine choice has not been finalized but most likely this will be it since in the R it comes with the option of carbon ceramic brakes which are 21 kg (46 lbs) lighter than their steel counterparts.

F-Type's program director Russ Varney told Motoring such a model would see the light of production day only if built in a series of at least 500 units per year. Moreover, let's not forget the firm's design director Ian Callum already confirmed more powerful versions of the model sitting on top of the "R" version are planned.

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