Jaguar Reportedly Developing F-Type for GT4 Series

Rodiano Bonacci
Marzo 21, 2017

Jaguar is hard at work developing a new F-Type GT race auto to compete in racing's GT4 European Series, according to a new report from Autosport.

Finally, it looks like Jaguar is working toward bringing the gorgeous F-Type to motorsport.

According to a report in British racing publication Autosport, the British brand has started work on the F-Type to make it eligible for the GT4 racing series at the behest of a customer.

When it races next year, the F-TYPE GT4 will be the first official Jaguar GT racing auto since the XKR GT2 that was developed by the Paul Gentilozzi's RSR team.

Funding for the project is believed to come from James Holder, one of the founders of the Superdry clothing brand, who started racing past year in the British GT4 Championship and the GT4 European Series behind the wheel of an Aston Martin GT4.

SVO was responsible for producing the F-Type SVR and Project 7 (pictured below) special editions.

Currently, Jaguar's motorsports ventures are limited to a factory-backed Formula E team.

Jaguar has reportedly hired the man responsible for penning the 1999 Le Mans winning BMW V12 LMR, Graham Humphrys, to design the F-Type GT4. Humphrys previously worked with Bentley on the Continental GT3 race vehicle, but most recently just completed a stint at Aston Martin helping with the Valkyrie hypercar. That vehicle competed in the American Le Mans Series from 2010-11 but with little success.

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