Jaguar’s new 2021 F-Type sports car has entered its public testing phase, getting spotted recently by our spy photographers while lapping the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
Right off the bat, we can begin by forgetting those rumors that suggested the next F-Type would become a 2+2 model. These images are pretty clear as far as the car’s overall dimensions are concerned and there definitely doesn’t seem to be any room for backseat passengers.
The upcoming Jaguar F-Type will clearly feature a more streamlined design language, utilizing thin horizontal headlights (instead of the current car’s vertical, swept-back ones) and a large grille upfront, almost reminiscent of the Aston Martin Vantage.
We could say that it’s a somewhat subtle look, but we won’t know that for a fact until the camouflage actually comes off and we can see the front fascia undisguised.
The rest of the body is rather recognizable as an F-Type, especially if we consider the rear end, which looks almost the same as it does now, only a bit more modern. The taillight graphics point to this being a Jaguar from a mile away.
The prototypes spotted here clearly feature different specs. For starters, we have both the Coupe as well as the Convertible undergoing testing, where with the Coupes, one car features quad exhaust pipes at the rear, whereas the other has a single large central exhaust. It’s safe to say that the 2021 F-Type will not be going fully-electric, at least not exclusively.
As for what we can expect from the interior, Jaguar’s latest infotainment tech is a given, along with updated materials and improved active safety.
The British sports car maker will launch the new F-Type either in 2021 or sometime next year as a 2021 model.