If these spy shots are anything to go by, then supercar manufacturers might want to pull up their socks and get ready for when the Jaguar F-type Coupe finally arrives.
Currently, the fabulous F-type is only available as roadster while Jaguar continue to fine tune the finishing touches on the roadsters sibling, the coupe.
The official debut for the F-type Coupe is scheduled in just a couple of weeks time – at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
There have been many rumours doing the rounds n exactly what the F-type Coupe will have in store for us.
However, one rumour that is definitely worth extra attention is that Jaguar are also planning a F-Type R-S Coupe.
And luckily for us, with these spy shots obtained by CarBuzz, we now have solid proof that Jaguar is, in fact, building an F-Type R-S Coupe.
A prototype for the much anticipated car was seen doing some early testing, although the actual production version is still at least a year away.
We can also be sure that this is not a standard F-Type Coupe because of one simply fact: the brakes. The yellow calipers are bigger than those that you would expect to find on a standard F-Type Coupe.
The sneaky photographer who got these shots, also claim that the words “Jaguar Carbon Ceramic” were stamped on them.
Gallery: The supposed Jaguar F-Type R-S Coupe –
Another thing that gives us the inkling that this is NOT a standard F-Type Coupe, is that this specific F-Type has cross-drilled brake rotors, something that is not visible on the present F-Type.
Also, Jaguar has placed extra camouflage on the air intakes and on either side of the front bumper.
What to expect from the F-Type Coupe’s engine? Well, something quite amazing. We can expect to see a supercharged V8 from the S model in there, but the output will most likely be increased from 495hp to around 550hp.
If, in fact, the F-Type Coupe ends up with around 550hp, it will put itself in direct competition with Porsche’s 911 Turbo. This will make a rather big impact on the supercar world, which then begs the question: Jaguar or Porsche?