Spy shots have revealed what appears to be an extreme high-performance 'RS' variant of the Jaguar F-type convertible being tested on track.

Jaguar marketing director Phil Popham admitted at last week’s New York show that extreme high performance cars would help re-establish the company as a ‘performance’ brand.

It's likely that the supercharged 5.0-litre V8, found in the F-type R, will be fitted. In standard form the engine produces 542bhp and 502lb ft but the RS is expected to receive something of a power hike, resulting in an output close to 600bhp. Power will again be sent to the rear wheels by an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Jaguar Working On 600 HP RS Version Of F-Type Convertible

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