If you've been following Jaguar's latest efforts to make a splash in the US market, you probably would have noted it has started to offer all-wheel drive models.
Considering the landslide started by Audi that in order to survive an inch of the white stuff you need AWD, everyone has added AWD variants to its fleet.
While this isn't much of a surprise for sedans or even coupes, it is a bit wild to see it happen to sports cars and roadsters. It turns out the F-Type might be the latest to join the party.
These first spy shots coming to us from overseas show what appears to be a standard F-Type coupe and roadster. The difference is that the swirly wrap hides a "hump" in the hood. Auto Express has gone on the record stating that this could indicate higher mounting points for the engines so that Jaguar's engineers can squeeze in a front differential and driveshafts to make it AWD.
If this is true, it seems that life for the Porsche 911 Carrera 4, Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz GT AMG may have just gotten a bit more difficult. This is an interesting story given that Maserati has announced it's upcoming Alfieri — due out in 2016 — will be offered with an AWD drivetrain.
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These latest spy shots show that Jaguar is cooking up an all-wheel drive versions of the F-type sport car. The pictures show a pair of F-types – one a coupe, the other a roadster, wearing camouflage over the front half. The disguise attempts to hide a pronounced hump in the bonnet, not seen on existing F-types.
The humpbacked bonnet is believed to indicate that Jaguar’s engineers have slightly raised the mounting points for the supercharged V6 and V8 engines, allowing them to squeeze in a front differential and driveshafts underneath the powerplant...