A lighter version of the F-Type developed by the firm’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division is reportedly planned.
A lighter version of the F-Type developed by the firm's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division is reportedly planned.
Jaguar through its recently established SVO division unveiled several days ago the limited-run F-Type Project 7 which weighs 1,585 kg (3,495 lbs), making it 50 kg lighter than the F-Type V8 S Convertible upon which is based. Apparently Jaguar won't stop there as British media is reporting an even lighter version of the F-Type is under development.
Auto Express talked to SVO's director Paul Newson who said the Project 7 could get a smaller and lighter engine, hinting at the C-X75's motor as a potential candidate, even though it was "designed for a 1M GBP supercar." The engine he was referring to is a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged and supercharged, capable of developing an outstanding 502 bhp (374 kW) at 10,000 rpm.
Besides the upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR, JLR's Special Vehicle Operations is apparently working on at least three other special models.