Jaguar is planning to take its upcoming F-Type sports car GT3 racing, according to a new report.
British magazine AutoExpress suggests that the model will form the basis for a £20 million (AU$30.6 million) factory-backed customer racing program as early as the 2014 season.
The report also suggests that the racing F-Type will use a 373kW version of the upcoming C-X75 hybrid supercar’s 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine.
If the GT3 program reaches fruition, it could spawn a flagship performance version of the F-Type, similar to the GT3 version of Porsche’s 911.
This report comes after the F-Type’s road-going debut at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed - though still in prototype form, and still wearing camouflage.
The production F-Type is set for a full unveiling at the Paris Motor Show in September.
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