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Jaguar F-Type: how to tell if it's V6 or V8
18 May 2012 11:15
Anorak corner! Here's how you tell the difference between a V6 and a V8 Jaguar F-type. Our recent spate of F-type spyshots reveal two different exhaust layouts - and this is one of the styling signifiers distinguishing between the bottom-rung and top-end roadsters.
This car is one of our first views of the F-type V8, equipped with the same 5.0-litre lump you'll find in an XF, XJ or XK. Note the quad pipes, a pair of exhausts nestling on either side of the rear valance with a deep recessed diffuser effect gap in the middle.
The twin-exhaust F-types, as revealed publicly by Jaguar in their own 'studio spyshots', with a centre-exit layout is the new 3.0-litre V6.
Jaguar F-type... scoop overload!
Yes, yes - we've perhaps gone a bit overboard with our F-type spyshots, but we figure you'd rather see the pics that trickle into CAR HQ rather than not.
And besides, the inner anorak in all of us needs to know the difference for brownie points in car spotter debates down the pub.
Jag F-type: the overview
The F-type roadster arrives first in spring/summer 2013, followed by an F-type coupe roughly a year later.
It's a new kind of Jaguar sports car to slot between the Porsche Cayman/Boxster duo and the 911, according to Jaguar. Cue a £55,000 estimated price point and the choice of a new 3.0-litre V6 in 340 or 375bhp tune, or a 5.0-litre V8 (no power outputs have been announced yet).