Next Jaguar F-Type Could Turn Into A Fully Electric Porsche 911 Rival

Jaguar is currently split on whether to replace the current F-Type with an all-electric sports car or design a gasoline-fueled angry cat for one last time.

The current Jaguar F-Type will remain on sale for at least three more years but the company has to begin working on its successor soon.

Speaking to Autocar, Jaguar’s design director Ian Callum said: “We’re asking ourselves if it should be a final hurrah for the old-school sports car that we know and love, or to switch now to make our first all-electric sports car. It’s a very difficult decision. What I will say is that the electric decision is looking more interesting with time.”

Despite admitting that the I-Pace’s performance changed his mind on electric cars, Callum quickly pointed out that the final decision for the F-Type successor will not be down to him.

“The performance capabilities of an electric car are not an issue,” Callum told the magazine. “The kick from an electric car is quite beguiling, and if you adapt your mindset to enjoying that – driving slower into corners but getting the thump when you hit the throttle earlier – it’s every bit as enjoyable as a V8- engined car in many respects.”

“Then there’s range, but that is becoming less of an issue, and there are advances coming that should help move that on again in the next few years. So the main challenge remaining is the inherent raising up of a car required by the packaging of the batteries. But I see that as an interesting challenge, not an insurmountable one.”

Jaguar’s chief designer also confirmed that the British company will always offer a sports car in its range, putting to rest the rumors triggered by the slow sales of the F-Type compared to the Porsche 911. Callum even added that saloons and hatchbacks will also remain in Jaguar’s lineup.

“You can take any of our SUVs, electric or otherwise, and they will do a fantastic job for you. But some people will always want better aerodynamics and greater efficiency, and some people will always want the additional thrill from the dynamics that a car inherently does better than an SUV.”

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  • FordMopar

    It’s getting out of control with all these companies trying to switch over to electric verison. The full size Jag XJL, Mini lineup, Smart cars, all E-tron vehicles from Audi, German luxury companies etc. Is there a demand from drivers? There are no charging stations on the rise anywhere. Only two or four parking spots at any malls and etc. Companies will lose money on low sales. It will work if they increase the range to 500 miles, 20-25 mins charging to full 100% and charging station on every other corner like gas stations annnnnddd 30 grand with option to lease at 300/mth. THEN we’ll talk…..

    • Belthronding

      This is getting really interesting , they are creating more supply than demand, so what’s point of that exactly?

  • Six_Tymes

    Smart, thinking ahead. Personally I do not want to drive slower into corners, thats the best part of having a sports car, you can go faster into corners. I hope battery tech progresses soon to lighten the heavy battery packs before my time is up.

  • Bash

    I don’t usually take could for granted, but in this case I’ll make an exception; the world is changing to EV.

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