Jaguar LogoWe now have more details regarding the Jaguar XE sports car courtesy of Motor Trend, which is set to take on the Porsche 911. To be based on Jaguar’s flexible architecture, the Jaguar XE will be larger than the Jaguar XF and this new sports car will revive the long-canceled Jaguar F-Type project.

A key executive from the TATA also mentioned that Jaguar needs something fresh and new, and that innovation and development is the key for Jaguar’s survival, which is why the auto maker is looking into producing the XE.

A number of engine choices would be available including a 385HP naturally aspirated 5.0 litre AJ-V8, a supercharged version of the 5.0 litre V8 that could pump out 510HP as well as a 272HP 3.0 litre diesel V6 what should also produce 600Nm of torque. With the supercharged 5.0 litre V8, the XE would be able sprint to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds while equipped with the 3.0 litre diesel V6, the sports car would be able to do it slightly under 6.0 seconds.

We are expecting the Jaguar XE which will also take on Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage to make an appearance at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, along with the 50th anniversary celebration of the Jaguar E-Type.