Jaguar F-Type GT4 coming?
Autosport is suggesting a special SVO commission could be going racing...
flame-spitting GT3 we're all after, but a racing car is still a racing car. The news is being reported by Autosport, and it's extremely speculative at the moment, though you will hopefully excuse a little pre-emptive excitement.
There is no official comment from Jaguar as yet, with all bespoke projects said to remain entirely confidential. Apparently the car has been commissioned by James Holder, one of the Superdry founders, with three cars being built at Browns Lane. It has also been suggested that Graham Humphrys, designer of the BMW V12 LMR and involved with the Bentley GT3 campaign, has been brought in to work on the F-Type GT4.
Whether the car will use the V6 or V8 engine remains unknown - this is what we meant about speculative! - with a debut lined up for the latter rounds of this year's GT4 European Series. The Northern European Cup is at the Nurburgring in September...
There of course remains a great deal to be confirmed about this potential F-Type GT4, though it's one we'll be following very closely - watch this space!
Failing that Jaguar could join Peugeots band-wagon and get the ACO to reduce the cost of the WEC LMP1 before they enter.
Seeing Jaguar in Formula-E just makes my toenails curl......its the biggest mickey-mouse race series ever, full of has-been drivers, dull and with no noise.