By Otsile Kadiege
Jaguar is celebrating 75 years of creating some of the finest sports cars as well as the final model year of F-Type with the F-Type 75 and F-Type R 75 special editions in both Coupé and Convertible bodystyles. The special-edition model features unique interior and exterior design elements, rich specifications and the unique paint option of Giola Green metallic.
F-Type 75 exterior styling
Unique to the F-Type 75 and F-Type R 75 are discreet badges on the front fenders which depict the F-Type’s unmistakable silhouette. Every F-Type in the range is now offered with a model-specific 20-inch wheel as standard, with the F-Type 75 and R 75 distinguished by their gloss black, five-spoke- and gloss black diamond-turned 10-spoke designs respectively.
F-Type 75 interior styling
Inside, the F-Type 75 and R 75 models are distinguished by the unique silhouette motif on the Engine Spin centre console finisher and stainless steel tread plates, while the Interior Black Pack is another subtle enhancement. Lightweight slimline seats – in Sport or Performance designs, with the latter standard on the F-Type 75 and R 75 – are said to offer comfort which is further enhanced by heating and cooling options.
Rich materials such as Windsor leather – standard on the special editions – add a further touch of luxury, complemented by details such as the crafted monogram stitch pattern – repeated in the door trim, with the Extended Leather Upgrade option – and Jaguar Leaper or R motifs in the headrests. An Ebony Suede-cloth headliner – also standard on the F-Type 75 and R 75 – further enriches the interior.
F-Type 75 performance
Powering the special-edition F-Type 75s is a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engines are paired with an eight-speed Quickshift transmission. In the standard F-Type 75 it makes 331kW and 580Nm. In South Africa the F-Type 75 is offered exclusively with all-wheel drive system and an electronic active rear differential to optimise traction and enable the British sports cars to accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 4.6 seconds with a maximum speed of 285km/h.
The supercharged V8 in the F-Type R 75 makes 423kW and 700Nm. Jaguar claims the benchmark sprint to 100km/h takes just 3.7 seconds, while maximum speed is an electronically-limited 300km/h. Each engine is matched to a switchable active exhaust system as standard. Jaguar says the distinctive crackle and pop on the overrun synonymous with F-Type, remains, with sounds meticulously tuned to suit the distinctive character of each model.
F-Type model line-up
In South Africa the F-Type range will comprise:
F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible – 331kW V8; rear-wheel drive
F-Type 75 Convertible – 331kW V8; all-wheel drive
F-Type R 75 Convertible – 423kW V8; all-wheel drive
F-Type R-Dynamic Coupé – 331kW V8; rear-wheel drive
F-Type 75 Coupé – 331kW V8; all-wheel drive
F-Type R 75 Coupé – 423kW V8; all-wheel drive
The first customer deliveries begin from January 2023 – the year which marks 75 years of Jaguar sports cars – and a pivotal moment in the brand’s history as it proudly moves towards an all-electric future from 2025.
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