After 3 years, Jaguar is set to update its F-Type sports car. Spy shots have revealed a prototype of the 2018 Jaguar F-Type testing at the tracks of the Nurburgring showing many of the planned tweaks. Just like before, Jaguar is only making subtle tweaks.
Motor Authority reports that the 2018 Jaguar F-Type will feature new headlights with LED technology. The updated car will feature a thicker center bar in the front grille and a smoother and more rounded front bumper. It is still not clear as to what type of engines will be fitted although there are rumors that it will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine replacing the current supercharged 3.0-liter V6.
While the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine of the current F-Type will remain in the F-Type S, it is likely that it would eventually be fitted with a turbocharged inline-6 engine as the model undergoes a complete redesign at the turn of the decade. Top Speed reveals that the 2018 Jaguar F-Type will feature lightweight seats with sculpted surfaces and magnesium alloy frames. In addition, the new car will have a satin chrome finish for the engine start button and gearshift paddles.
The 2018 Jaguar F-Type will also come with new features. It will add a GoPro app called ReRun. This feature combines GoPro footage with speed, steering, and throttle information. ReRun is similar to General Motors' Performance Data Record. Another addition to the 2018 car is a 400 Sport model.
Yahoo News reveals that the 2018 Jaguar F-Type will also be loaded with safety features. It will have a semi-automated park assist function to make parallel parking easier and quicker. With just a press of a button, the car's ultrasonic parking sensors will measure the length of a potential parking space. It will also guide the car out of the space.