With the I-Pace's power, an electric F-Type would be seriously quick as well as easy on the eye.
Fully electric sports cars are the future - and we mean near future, not some unimaginable date decades from now. Both Ferrari and Aston Martin have said that their first EVs will arrive in 2025, so it makes sense that any stragglers will follow suit. So what about Jaguar? The British marque already has the I-Pace, which was recently updated with faster charging. But Jaguar doesn't yet have an electric sports car. The stunning F-Type was given a gorgeous facelift recently, so we thought this would be the perfect time to come up with an interpretation of an electric F-Type Convertible.
While sharing a similar silhouette to the gas-powered convertible, our electric version has a few key differences. The grille section has been closed off, as is typically the case for most EVs. The grille area is also slimmed down compared to the gas-powered model. While the normal drop top has large side intakes, the electric version does without them.
Another key change is the adoption of the same LED daytime running light graphic found on the I-Pace. Lower down, there is a pronounced front splitter. Along the sides, the major change is new wheels, while the same flush door handles as the current car are used. We think it's a realistic portrayal of a future electrified F-Type.
Jaguar's expertise with the I-Pace could influence the powertrain in the electric F-Type. In the I-Pace, a dual-motor setup produces almost 400 horsepower and allows the vehicle to hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds - that's just a tenth slower than the new V8-powered F-Type P450. Of course, the main challenge will be making a fully electric F-Type feel as agile as the existing car as the battery pack will increase the sports car's weight.
An F-Type EV doesn't have to be exorbitantly expensive, either, since the average EV is expected to cost the same as an equivalent gas car by the year 2026 due to falling battery production costs. An electric F-Type could be the perfect rival for the electric Corvette, when that car goes the same route a few years from now.