Departing from the decreasingly voluminous engine trend that is presently plaguing or progressing the auto industry, depending on your perspective, it seems Jaguar will offer a 5.0-liter V8 in its F-Type.
GALLERY: Jaguar F-Type roadster
Previous we reported that the automaker would offer its newest addition with both a supercharged 2.0-liter inline four and 3.0-liter V6 featuring the same brando f forced induction. The smaller version would produce 240 hp while the supercharged V6 would make 380.
Refusing to leave well-enough alone, someone at Jaguar told Inside Line that a 5.0-liter V8 will also be shoehorned under the hood, though details beyond that don’t seem to be available.
Should it make an appearance, it will likely be the same powerplant found in the XK, capable of 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. While 550 hp isn’t staggering compared to cars like the 2013 Shelby GT500 which makes a confirmed 662 hp for around $50,000, the F-Type will be no American muscle car.
Don’t forget that Ford didn’t engineer its bulky beast to run with a four-banger. Jaguar did. That probably means driving a V8-powered F-Type will be more akin to a a “Monster Miata,” powered by a 5.0-liter Mustang V8 than a similarly-equipped muscle car.
[Source: Inside Line]