After getting us revved up over the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 car, it seems that the company's Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) division is working its magic, again.
That's because word on the street suggests that there may be another bun in the oven.
Rumors are indicating that a Project 8, 9 and 10 may be in the works.
In a conversation with the director of Jaguar Land Rover's skunkworks group, Auto Express seems pretty hellbent that a lightweight F-Type is on the way. Though the executive, Paul Newson, plays coy in the quoted remarks, there is a chance that Auto Express is not revealing what was said off the record.
It's not completely out of the realm of possibility as we've seen an all-new F-Type lapping the Nürburgring sporting modifications made to the front valence for improved aerodynamics. While it's said that this F-Type could use technology from the never produced C-X75 concept, we think that's a bit of a reach given the cost to produce the few that exist today.
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...After speaking with Paul Newson, director of JLR’s newly formed Special Vehicle Operations division (SVO), Auto Express has learned that a flyweight F-Type is being cooked up, and it could leverage groundbreaking powertrain technology from the stillborn C-X75 hypercar, including its 1.6-litre supercharged and turbocharged engine.
“The Project 7 is 80kg lighter, but there are smaller engines that start from a lower point,” Newson said. “Will the Project 7 be the lightest ever? I’m not sure, but we haven’t invented it yet..."