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New F Type Jaguar confirmed for 2013

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A straight 6 would be nostalgic, but can you get reasonable economy from a straight six and still keep it light and compact and find 400+ BHP?

Looking at the way the nose droops, I bet they go for a 3 to 3.5 litre V6.

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its got no poise, it still looks like a boring aston style blob, and has very little in the way of cues from thr stellarly beautiful E Type. I just wish car makers would just strap a pair on and come out with something interesting. A long bonnet like a new 928 from Porsche wouldnt go amiss either.

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If they fit a straight 6 over and behind the front wheels, it could be done. BMW don't seem to have issues getting power out of a straight 6, hope they do go for it. I just hope they give the car a rear end that is derived from the old D and E types, such as that shown in the 2000 concept F Type. This thing has to look drop dead gorgeous, and curves are required for that.

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Most engines are jointly developed or sourced from other manufacturers these days. Personally if I want something with a diesel engine in it id be happy if it was sourced from Peugeot.

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Just a thought, but as they have now seperated from Ford, why not buy in a BMW six engine? If the cars new, should be possible to have a different subframe to fit it. Clearly BMW are happy to sell their engines to other manufacturers (e.g. Weissman and Morgan), so why not Jag?

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Que??????

A JAGUAR with a GERMAN engine.

That's like suggesting we hand all remaining Spitfires over to VW to be remade in carbon fibre and insist of swastikas for the wing decals.

:nup::nup::nup::nup::nup:

Why can't some northener with a shed hand make a straight six on a lathe with two wooden mallets and a spanner his old grandad used to fix WW2 bombers. I see him now, in greasy overalls, hand polishing the cylinder heads with a bit of rag, black rimmed glasses glinting in the light of his oil lamp. the smell of hot engines, a woodbine, half smoked in the corner of his mouth.

Oh yes.

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War or no war, I'd still prefer a BMW straight six. Unless, of course Jaguar decides to revive a good old British tradition and develop a killer 3.0l of their own. Another option could be the 3.5l from Nissan.

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I read in Autocar that Jaguar may eventually employ a radical C.E.E.D unit in the new F type. Afaik, no other manufacturer has actually put one into production.

Nah, a Kia engine in a jaaaaag? It'd never work....

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Is it the Cloth Ears Engine? I've heard of it. A variant of the Wanker Rotary Engine, it used a specially-shaped 4-bladed rotor in a circular combustion chamber. Looks a bit like this:

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