Jaguar may have just unveiled its updated XKR at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the XK range wonít be the only performance two-door in Jaguarís lineup for long. According to a new report, Jaguar is readying a mid-engine sports car to take on Audiís R8.
Auto Express claims that it has the inside scoop on a new mid-engine Jag, set to debut in just over a year. The new model will take on Audiís R8 and will beat the companyís F-Type to production. The F-Type will do battle in a lower segment, taking on the likes of Porscheís Boxster.
Reportedly dubbed the XE, the new car will appear in concept form at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The XE will likely use Jaguarís new 5.0L supercharged V8 mid-ship, marking the brandís first mid-engine car since the XJ220 launched in 1991.
Design-wise, the XE is expected to take Jaguarís new design language even farther, erasing virtually all ties with the current XJ.