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Video: Jaguar F-Type ‘RS’ spotted at Nurburgring

Jaguar has been spotted test driving an intriguing prototype based on the F-Type. It’s believed to be a high-performance ‘RS’ version, which could be on the way in coupe and convertible form.

Jaguar F-Type RS prototype

Almost every car in the Jaguar showroom is available in RS trim. It’s a hardcore package that brings more performance in every area, including the engine and handling.

The F-Type ‘RS’ – name not confirmed – is expected to come with Jaguar’s most potent 5.0-litre supercharged V8 tune with around 423kW or more. This would be 50kW up on the current flagship F-Type V8 S and considerably more than the entry-level supercharged V6 which offers 250kW.

In other areas, the RS will likely showcase firmer, track-suitable suspension, huge multi-piston brakes with carbon ceramic discs, and various aero enhancements to improve air-flow optimisation.

As you can see in the video below, provided by TouriClips YouTube channel, the prototype seems to fit the description of an RS quite well. The only aspect we have to wait for now is that magic power figure.

Jaguar recently announced a bespoke package for the F-Type called the 423kW Project 7, which was created by the company’s new Special Operations division. Although only available in very small numbers (250), Project 7 is currently the most powerful production Jaguar on the market. Could the RS beat this? Official information is expected to be announced in the very near future.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.