Jaguar working on C-Type successor, new roadster coming in 2012

Word on the street is that Jaguar is working on the car every Jaguar fan is dying to see – a rival to the Porsche Boxster. According to AutoExpress, Jaguar is hard at work on a compact two-seat roadster, which will be a successor to the Jaguar C-Type.

Insiders say that Jaguar is looking to compete in a market mainly dominated by the Porsche Boxster, Audi TT, BMW Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Taking styling cues from the XF and driving dynamics from the XK, the new addition to Jaguar’s lineup will feature rear-wheel-drive, stunning design, a fabric roof and an impressive engine lineup.

The entry level model will feature a 3.0L V6 making 235-hp while the range-topper will feature a 5.0L V8 making 380-hp. Sources say that the European market will also get a 3.0L twin-turbo diesel making 272-hp.

You can look out for the new Jaguar roadster in 2012 at the earliest.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoExpress