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So Jaguar seems to be dreaming up a properly light F-Type, hotted and tarted in similar fashion to Ferrari's Scuderia program I reckon...

F-Type Production Director Russ Varney:

Varney said he would like to take the F-Type Coupe to the point where it was still a proper F-Type but with lower weight – around 200kgs lighter – by taking a holistic approach across the car and lightening it where possible – including carbon fibre panels – which would all be possible with a 500 production run every year.
As for engine choice the 5 liter V8 supercharged would seem natural, however there is the prospect of using a hopped up supercharged V6 in the name of weight saving. Regardless, the preliminary targets seem to be a 3 second something sprint to 60 and a £150k price point...
 

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This is going to be epic, just what they need to really show what they are capable of. hopefully all of this eventually takes them higher and higher to a point they release a supercar, they did have plans for one.
 

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Jaguar dont need to show anyone what they are capable of, they have already done that with a completely renewed range, massive hikes in sales and profits, expansion in many new markets, new plants around the globe, a brand new engine plant, and more new products to come.
 

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it'll be tricky to keep the weight balance when shedding weight. that is something i've noticed when i tried to shed weight on my track car.
 

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it'll be tricky to keep the weight balance when shedding weight. that is something i've noticed when i tried to shed weight on my track car.
thats a tough one, basically you have to have it down to a science and look at EVERYTHING. A lot involved but worth it in the end
 

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Mazda did it with teh latest 6 I believe, and instead of saying they want to drop weight on certain things, they reduced teh weight of EVERYTHING, every nut, bolt, washer, rubber and component, to reduce the weight of its car, they are now carrying this forward to all new models.

Jaguar, by using Aluminium will be reducing the weight of all the cars, but opening them up to total destruction if there is a fire, there have been a few XJ/F-Type fires recently that completely wiped the car out, whereas in a steel based car, there would have been a shell left at least.
 

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Didn't know that about the new Mazda 6, just going off of it's design alone I would buy it! They definitely have a winner with the new 6, never liked any 6 before it though.
 

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I suppose that one way to lose weight, but, there has been a lot of Jaguars doing this, some high profile ones too, Dick Van **** had to be rescued from his XJ, check out youtube, its on there, as well as a few F-Types that have melted.
 

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Its a bit shocking how much more expensive this super light version of the f-type is going to be. How many people are actually going to buy that? I guess quite a number, but it still is quite expensive even for the people who could afford a top of the line F-Type.

Do you think that it will be widely available if you have the money to spend?
 

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Its a bit shocking how much more expensive this super light version of the f-type is going to be. How many people are actually going to buy that? I guess quite a number, but it still is quite expensive even for the people who could afford a top of the line F-Type.

Do you think that it will be widely available if you have the money to spend?
I think it's good that it's priced so high, it makes having one that much more of a reason to appreciate since it's not as easily attainable. To me, it's worth it.
 

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Its a bit shocking how much more expensive this super light version of the f-type is going to be. How many people are actually going to buy that? I guess quite a number, but it still is quite expensive even for the people who could afford a top of the line F-Type.

Do you think that it will be widely available if you have the money to spend?
its all the carbon fiber

and the low production numbers.

all adds to higher $$
 

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you would think after all these years of carbon fiber being available someone would find a way to mass produce them for cheap
I don't think it's a matter of someone finding a way to mass produce it but more so more car makers using it and it becoming more of a standard thing to use, even in really cheap cars.
 
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