Jaguar could have something special planned for the 2020 F-Type's reveal.
The Jaguar F-Type has been around since 2013, and yet the design doesn't look dated. Nevertheless, Jaguar's flagship sports car is ready for a refresh. Spy shots of camouflaged prototypes have confirmed that Jaguar is preparing to give the fabled F-Type a facelift, but we now know when the covers are coming off.
In a short teaser video, Jaguar has confirmed the newly updated F-Type will debut in just under a week on December 2. Intriguingly, the automaker has also confirmed the refreshed F-Type will be revealed in partnership with Hot Wheels, with the teaser video showing a Hot Wheels loop track.
This suggests the F-Type could perform a similar stunt at the reveal event. After all, this wouldn't be the first time Jaguar has used new models to perform record-breaking stunts at launch events to generate publicity: the Jaguar F-Pace SUV performed the largest ever loop-the-loop and the Jaguar E-Pace set a world record for the "furthest barrel roll in a production vehicle".
No teaser photos of the updated F-Type have been released, but camouflaged prototypes have already previewed some of the styling changes. At the front, the 2020 F-Type will feature slimmer headlights positioned further down the front fascia, along with more angular intakes and a new grille with a different mesh pattern.
The rear taillights will also be updated with new graphics. While the changes will be subtle, they should help make the F-Type look more stylish and modern. The interior will also be upgraded with new digital dials, a larger infotainment screen, and more premium materials.
Rumors have claimed Jaguar will scrap the F-Type SVR's 5.0-liter V8 in favor of a BMW-sourced 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 for the updated 2020 model, but we'll have to wait until December 2 for confirmation. In the range-topping F-Type SVR, Jaguar's 5.0-liter V8 produces 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, enabling the sports car to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Jaguar Land Rover's new straight-six powertrain is also expected to replace the supercharged V6 offered in the F-Type P340 model.