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A Lightweight Jaguar F-Type is Coming

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And it could utilize technology from the C-X75 Concept.

Just a couple of weeks after Jaguar unleashed its F-Type Project 7, we're now getting word that an even more extreme version of that new roadster/coupe is in the works. According to Auto Express, Jaguar is working on an even lighter weight version that could very well utilize technology directly from the C-X75 Concept. If you recall, that gorgeous concept never made it to production, but Jaguar promised that some of its technologies would live on.

Well, it appears Jaguar remained true to its word. Our source indicates that the C-X75's 1.6-liter supercharged and turbocharged engine could find a new home in the engine bay of the F-Type. That engine produces 500 horsepower, but it was designed to be used in a $1 million supercar. Aside from the costs involved (which would be passed down to customers), it is technically possible for F-Type duties. Paul Newson, director of Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations, reiterated that "the world is downsizing with high-pressure engines. In the longer term, we won't be using 5.0-liter V8s." So there's that, but we'll just have to see what comes to fruition here.

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