Jaguar sunsets the F-Type with special 75th-anniversary edition

Jaguar has been building sports cars for nearly 75 years. And while, like most car companies, the British marquee is preparing to transition into a much more electrified future as of 2025, it's not done with the gas-powered fun just yet. 


To fête the milestone anniversary next year and send the F-Type off in style, Jaguar is planning a special 75th-anniversary edition of the modern icon 2-seater. That's right, the F-Type is on its way out, and customers will have a choice between two special edition models, the F-Type 75 and F-Type R 75, both available as coupé or convertible and both with the powertrain option of a 5.0-litre V8 engine making 450PS (444 hp) and 575PS (567 hp) respectively, or a RWD 2.0-litre turbocharged Ingenium four-cylinder making 300PS (296 hp). All models will run with Jaguar's eight-speed Quickshift transmission. 


Visually, the final F-Types will stand out with standard model-specific 20-inch wheels (gloss black and 5-spoke on the F-Type 75, and gloss black diamond-turned and 10-spoke on the R 75), wheel centres and grille badges that are now red instead of black, and R and R-Dynamic badge colours that appear black and gray instead of the outgoing models' red and green. Up front, the super-slim LED headlights feature Pixel technology and 'Calligraphy' J signature daytime running lights with sweeping turn signals. Out back, LEDs are done in the brand's 'Chicane' signature above the exhaust pipes--one in the four-cylinder and four in the two V8 options. 


Interior features include a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display with a variety of display themes, lightweight slimline seats in Sport or Performance designs, a special silhouette on the Engine Spin centre console finisher, steel tread plates, Windsor leather, and more. 


The new F-Type rides with double wishbone front and rear suspension, electric power-assisted steering, Adaptive Dynamics, and Torque Vectoring by Braking. Jaguar fettled with the chassis' still aluminum die castings and wheel bearings to deliver more control and a more connected steering feel than ever. The models also feature a rear electronic active differential for added traction control. In the R exclusively, braking can be upgraded to Jaguar's Carbon Ceramic Matrix system. 


Put to the road, the four-cylinder F-Type will run from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.6 seconds and top out at 155 mph (250 km/h). The F-Type 75 will make the same sprint in 4.4 seconds and max out at 177 mph (285 km/h), while the F-Type R 75 will do it in 3.5 seconds and hit its top speed at 186 mph (300 km/h). Both V8 models will be available as either AWD or RWD models. 


And as has become a benchmark for the nameplate, the classic exhaust sounds remain with the switchable active exhaust system as standard. 


"For 75 years Jaguar has been renowned for producing extraordinary sports cars that deliver performance, agility and maximum driver reward," said Matthew Beaven, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Designer of Exteriors in a prepared statement. "The F-TYPE special editions hold true to these principles, adding unique interior and exterior design details to celebrate this lineage before Jaguar becomes an all-electric brand from 2025."


The final model year F-Type will be available for purchase starting early in 2023. For more information on the final F-Type models, including how to pre-order yours from Jaguar Waterloo, contact us here

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