A report suggests that Jaguar is working on a mid-engine hybrid supercar that is set to debut in 2022 as the company’s halo car that would replace the current F-Type.
This new model may bring back some DNA of the Jaguar XJ220, the automaker’s mid-engine sports car produced from 1992 to 1994; although the design and technical specifications may be more inspired by the C-X75 concept introduced by Jaguar back in 2010.
Just as reported by Auto Express, the car would be called the J-Type, and it would be aimed at the Acura’s NSX. The all-wheel drive model is said to have an electric motor driving the front axle and another one on the rear.
We know that the J-Type will at least be a hybrid supercar, since Jaguar-Land Rover has stated that 2020 will mark the beginning of electrification for its whole lineup.
Suppose the previous rumors about the dropping of V8s from JLR’s lineup are confirmed, the future supercar could be powered by a V6 or an electrically-turbocharged straight-6 engine. But we’re not even sure if a petrol engine will be there. After all, there’s also a possibility that the J-Type will go full electric right from the start.