The Jaguar F-Type is currently the oldest model in the British company's lineup and soon it will receive a facelift that will make it a little bit more desirable for customers. This is the very first time a prototype of the model is caught testing on the Nurburgring, wearing full-body camouflage.

At this early stage of testing it’s pretty hard to say what Jaguar is preparing for its sporty model, but under a close inspection we noticed new headlights with LED daytime running lights, slightly revised grille, and different air intakes on the front bumper. Most likely, Jaguar will bring optimized aerodynamics for the car and the reshaped intakes are the result of the process.

On sale from 2013, the F-Type is based on the platform of the XK convertible and the manufacturer will wait until the next generation of the sports car to change the architecture. That means the refreshed coupe will likely come with mostly visual tweaks and, probably, slightly retuned engines. Don't expect to see it on the road before the end of next year.

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Currently, the most powerful production F-Type is the SVR variant that has a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 575 horsepower (423 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (699 newton meters) of torque. On the tuning scene, the London-based company VIP Design is offering an F-Type R AWD Coupe with a mighty 650 hp (478 kW).

Gallery: 2017 Jaguar F-Type spy photos

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