2021 Jaguar F-Type Could Look Like A Baby Aston Martin

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.

Also read: Next-Gen Jaguar F-Type Could Switch To Mid-Engine Layout, Adopt C-X75 Cues

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.

  • Danny Boy

    I instantly thought Ford Mustang! Just goes to show how really attractive the Mustang has grown to be.
    But is that a bad thing for the F????

    • Benjamin B.

      A lot of these midsize/larger sports coupes/GT cars look a lot alike now. They’re all rear wheel drive sports coupes on the larger end of the scale. The Mazda MX-5 is on the smaller end of the scale. That being said, the F-Type’s platform interestingly traces back to the Jaguar S-Type, Lincoln LS, and Ford Thunderbird and so does the current S550 Ford Mustang. The previous generation Explorer and Flex were basically Ford’s versions of Volvo’s XC-90 and V70 Cross Country. Its 5.0L is not the same engine as the Coyote. It traces back to the 4.0L from the Lincoln LS V8 and the Thunderbird V8. The Coyote comes from the 4.6L (32 valve only available in the Mercury Marauder, Lincoln Aviator, SVT Cobra Mustang). 4.6L nothing to do with 5.4L, which is closer related to 6.8L V10 as well as the 2013/14 GT500’s 5.8L V8. The 6.2L pushrod is the engine which replaced the 5.4L in the Super Duty and was available in the F-150 for a few years in the Raptor to replace the 5.4L. And the 7.3L Godzilla big block is completely different and effectively replaces the 6.8L V10. I’m pretty damn sure the Godzilla will be used in upcoming Ford Class A motorhome chassis. Most motorhome owners in the smaller Class A and Class C segment don’t care for the diesel engine’s noise despite the new 6.7L being much quieter. Anyhow it’s interesting how these vehicles are very similar despite being in different segments.

      • Astonman

        how do you know all this?!

        • Danny Boy

          Exactly. ………
          That an enthusiast!

      • Danny Boy

        I feel smarter for reading your response! Thank you for that 101!


      • Danny Boy

        Agreed, except I never liked the 4 series. It grew too long and lost the elegance of the previous 3 series coupe, which I owned.

  • Mr. Viscous

    No thanks. Looks like a Mazda.
    Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it’s not a worthy successor to the beauty of the current f type.

  • MarkoS

    Looks great, a baby Aston no. That’s like saying all babies look alike.


  • Bo Hanan

    Are you sure its the 2021??? Looks the same.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Just so much better than an Aston, in this case.

  • Shobin Drogan

    That front end is awesome, i hope the rear lights look a bit more different though, i think the original design is better.

  • Sinisa Janko

    Delete the rear spoiler.

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