It was early last year that Jaguar announced that it will go fully electric from 2025 onwards. Now, the British carmaker has confirmed that 2024 will be the final model year for its F-Type coupe and convertible. Before they make way for a range of luxury EV models, the final variant has been announced as a special edition called the F-Type 75. While the special edition marks the final model year of F-Type, it also celebrates 75 years of Jaguar sportscars.
The new F-Type 75 and F-Type R 75 special editions are distinguished by unique interior and exterior design elements as well as specifications. And of course, this represents the last chance for customers to buy a new Jaguar sportscar with a supercharged 5.0-litre Jaguar V8 engine before those distinct exhaust notes give way to sterile whirrs from electric motors.
“For 75 years Jaguar has been renowned for producing extraordinary sports cars that deliver performance, agility and maximum driver reward. 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,” says Matthew Beaven, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Designer, Exteriors.
While the overall design and silhouette of the F-Type remain the same for 2023, the F-Type 75 and F-Type R 75 sport discreet badges on the front fenders and come with gloss black, five-spoke- and gloss black diamond-turned 10-spoke designs for their wheels. Out back, the 450 horsepower F-Type 75 and the 575 horsepower F-Type R 75 V8s are identified by quad, outboard exhausts with etched R branding.
Inside, the F-Type 75 and R 75 models are distinguished by a silhouette motif on the centre console finisher and stainless-steel tread plates, with the Interior Black Pack offering subtle enhancement. Lightweight slimline seats in Performance design are standard on the 75 and R 75, with materials such as Windsor leather and details such as the crafted monogram stitch pattern and Jaguar Leaper or R motifs in the headrests adding to the overall ambience.
The chassis of the 75 and R 75 is enhanced by rear knuckles made from light, stiff aluminium die castings, which, together with larger wheel bearings promise to deliver more precision and control behind the steering wheel. The 75 and R 75 are equipped with Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system with electronically controlled, continuously variable dampers. Jaguar says this will optimise both low-speed comfort and high-speed control, while Configurable Dynamics will help the driver tailor the settings for suspension stiffness, steering weight, throttle response and gearshifts.
The 450-horsepower, 5.0-litre supercharged V8 in the F-Type 75 churns out a maximum torque of 580Nm from 2,500rpm and is offered with a choice of all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the R 75 is offered exclusively with all-wheel drive, its supercharged V8 delivering 575 horsepower and 700Nm of torque.
Available to order now, first customer deliveries of these models will begin from January 2023 – the year which marks 75 years of Jaguar sportscars.