2015 Jaguar F Type Caught Testing 550 HP 4 Cyl. (w/ Video)

First, we got word that iconic British carmaker, Jaguar, was going to dump its V8 engines in favor of smaller, more powerful turbocharged power units. Next, we heard rumors of a massively powerful, 1.6 liter turbo 4 that was destined to appear “in Jaguar’s next supercar”. Then, Jaguar announced that it wouldn’t be building the gorgeous C-X75 hybrid, after all, and we assumed the 550 HP 4 cyl. was dead- but, as this video proves, it ain’t.

Is this 2015 Jaguar F Type prototype caught tearing up the legendary Nürburgring in Germany powered by the new, high-power 4 cylinder? The people who caught it on video seem to think so …

In this video you can see an F-type being tested on the Nürburgring Nordschleife on the 11th of April 2014. It’s wearing a F-type S jacket, but listen to that engine. It’s clearly a smaller engine. Jaguar was also testing a (V6?) F-type on the Nordschleife the same day, which was much faster and had a much louder sound from both the intake and exhaust. What do you guys think this F-type is hiding under the hood?

… is this a new, high-MPG, low-emission engine to help the 2015 Jaguar F Type meet emissions and fuel economy regulations- or is this a test mule for a truly super F Type from Jaguar? We should know whether this 4 cylinder kitty has claws within the year. Stay tuned!

 

Source: TouriClips, via GTSpirit.

Jo Borrás

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