The Jaguar F-Type will bow out at the end of next year, bringing an end to 75 years of pure-combustion Jaguar sports cars – a lineage that stretches back to the record-breaking XK120.
In celebration of the glorious 75 years of Jaguar sports cars, the final model of the F-Type will go on sale in early 2023. Customers will be able to choose between the F-Type 75 or the F-Type R 75 special editions of the final Jaguar F-Type before the storied brand gravitates towards full electrification towards the middle of this decade.
The final F-Type will come with an old-school supercharged 5.0L V8, while it was previously available with either a turbo-four or a supercharged V6. The new supercharged V8 engines produce 444 hp of power and 580 Nm of torque on the F-Type 75, while the F-Type R 75 produces a whooping 567 hp of power and a staggering 700 Nm of torque, both paired with an 8-speed quick-shift transmission with full manual control using either the sport shift gear selector or the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
The final Jaguar F- Type 75 is claimed to go from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 285 km/h while the F-Type R has a claimed 0-100 km/h time of just 3.7 seconds with a maximum speed of 300 km/h.
In terms of design, the exterior of Jaguar F-Type still holds the classic muscular design in both the coupe and convertible models. Offering a unique paint option of Giola Green metallic and 20-inch wheels with gloss black 5-spoke and gloss black diamond-turned 10-spoke designs that come as standard on all models. The final Jaguar F-Type 75 and F-Type R 75 also have discreet badges on the front fenders which depict the F-Type’s unmistakable silhouette, wheel centers and grille badges are changed from red to black.
Inside the cabin the F-Type features leather finished interior with a high sense of luxury. The F-Type also has a 10.0-inch infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as standard, a premium surround-sound audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless phone charging are all optional. The cockpit has a 12.3-inch reconfigurable interactive driver display and features an interesting mix of materials such as crafted monogram stitching, faux-suede accents, and chrome trim.
The final Jaguar F-Type is open to order, whereas customer deliveries will begin from January 2023, the year that will mark 75 years of Jaguar sports cars. When the production run is complete, Jaguar’s range will consist of the F-Pace, E-Pace, XF and XE until a trio of all-electric crossovers arrive from 2025, sitting on an all-new platform.
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