The 2021 Jaguar F-Type facelift is almost ready to make its official debut. According to the automaker, the awesome car will introduce itself on December 2. It will enter the stage at an event which is going to be organized in partnership with Hot Wheels, and this is what’s cooking beneath the slim camouflage:
The sports car will get several new details from the outside. Up front, the car trades its current headlights for a pair of more aggressive lamps. The new headlights are notably slimmer, making the new F-Type more aggressive. The taillights seem to be tweaked too. Moreover, these new ones appear to be stolen from the latest XE. In addition to new lights both front and rear, the updated F-Type gets restyled bumpers, as well as a new clamshell hood. The car’s cabin will suffer certain changes too. The British car manufacturer decided to hook the new model with the latest infotainment system which will be coupled with a larger touchscreen. But the new multimedia with better connectivity features is not everything you can expect from the 2021 Jaguar F-Type. No, as the automaker intends to fit it with an all-digital instrument cluster as well. Plus, we largely expect better-quality materials, new trims, and additional color options.
Under the hood, the updated F-Type will make things significantly different for sure. In the place of the usual supercharged V-6, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type will get an electrified inline-6 that develops 365 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque in P360 guise. The figures, however, dramatically go up in P400 guise as the same drivetrain produces 395 hp and 406 lb-ft. The awesome powertrain is essentially a mild-hybrid system consisting of a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 with an electric starter motor that helps the engine during high loads. It also recovers energy under braking and coasting. The carmaker hasn’t confirmed anything regarding the gearbox, but we are pretty sure the current manual ‘box won’t survive this. On the other hand, today’s turbo four-pot is going to remain pretty much unchanged, while some reports suggest that there will be no usual 5.0-liter V8. Instead of it, the topping F-Type will reportedly employ BMW’s twin-turbo 4.4-liter. Maybe it happens, maybe not. Anyway, stay tuned and you will find out in the coming days.