Back in July, Jaguar began testing its restyled F-Type sports car on the track, where our spy photographers lined up to capture all the apparent changes in design.
Despite the camouflage, we could tell that the new model will feature a more streamlined aesthetic, thin horizontal headlights instead of vertical, swept-back ones, and a reasonably-sized grille. In a sense, one could almost say that it’s a less visually-aggressive design than the current car’s.
And yes, the Aston Martin Vantage immediately came to mind the second we spotted that headlight cutout.
Still, if you had any trouble picturing the car based on those spy shots we just mentioned, here’s a digital depiction of it courtesy of Kolesa. Now, while the headlights and profile of the car seem to fit what we’ve been picturing, the real thing clearly doesn’t have a grille this big.
At the rear, there will be an active spoiler (at least on base models), so a wing this big might make sense on something more brawny like an SVR version. As for the taillights, it’s hard to say whether they match those on the prototypes or not – but we’re leaning towards not, there just seems to be something off about the size and shape here.
Jaguar is expected to launch the new F-Type either in 2021 or as soon as next year. Unfortunately, details remain few and far between regarding possible powertrain changes, but at least modern onboard tech upgrades are a given.