To shave that much weight off the F-Type R Coupe, Jaguar engineers are leaving no aluminum or steel piece unchanged. Engineers plan on adding carbon fiber seats as well as a myriad of carbon fiber body panels, some of them visible.
More aggressive styling will be breed into the coupe, admittedly justified considering a 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.5 seconds or less is being targeted. Power will of course come from a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 mill, which currently sits at 550 HP (404 kW) and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft). Ian Callum, the company's famous design director, has hinted a more powerful version with 600 HP is possible.
The F-Type Club Sport would only make sense financially if a production run of 500 units or higher is approved. That's just a drop in the ocean compared to all the GT3 out there, but if only one ever outruns the competition it would be a huge marketing victory for the British underdogs.
Have your say: Should Jaguar make a car as light as a BMW M3 and more powerful than a 911 Turbo S or are they better off improving on design, quality and luxury?