In mid-February, Jaguar applied for the registration of the EV-Type designation. This name refers to an electric sports car intended to replace the current F-Type. The only vehicle of this type that we can find among the English manufacturer ranks since the discontinuation of XK Gran Turismo.
The name EV-Type would be a play on words between EV (electric vehicle; that is, electric vehicle) and E-Type (considered one of the most beautiful cars in history, the E-Type of the 60s and 70s is without undoubtedly the most recognized Jaguar sports car; in fact, the current F-Type also pays tribute to that model).
However, Jaguar has not yet made a final decision regarding its launch, as it is considering two possible alternatives: either launching a 100% electric sports car with a design inspired by that of the 2010 C-X75 prototype or evolving the current F -Type and launch a model with a front gasoline engine, following the tradition of the brand.
However, this problem could have two possible solutions. On the one hand, Jaguar could use the platform of the current I-Pace. A skate-board type architecture that at the moment will not be used in more models of the company and that could be adapted without too many changes to a high-performance model (the I-Pace already has 400 hp as standard).
On the other hand, Jaguar could exploit its synergies with BMW to develop its next sports car. Currently, BMW and Toyota already have a similar agreements (the BMW Z4 and the Toyota Supra are broadly the same cars, differing in their bodies and the tuning of their chassis).