The Jaguar F-Type has always looked extremely expressive, and the history of this thoroughbred British sports car goes back 75 years. The imposing proportions of the front-mounted two-seater are instantly recognisable.
The lines of the light and strong aluminum body betray connections with other models that have appeared in Jaguar’s long history of sports cars. And it all started back in 1948, when the fastest mass-produced car of that time appeared – the cult XK120 model.
“For 75 years, Jaguar has been known for its impressive sports cars that impress with dynamics, handling precision and maximum driver involvement. The new F-Type limited edition model meets all these factors. Additional exterior and interior trim details are designed to properly commemorate the model’s origins ahead of 2025, when Jaguar becomes an all-electric company,” says Jaguar Land Rover Chief Designer Matthew Beaven.
In order to simplify the equipment, the standard equipment of all versions of the F-Type now includes model-specific 20-inch wheels. At that time, the F-Type 75 and R 75 limited edition models will stand out with gloss black five-spoke and 10-spoke alloy wheels.
Models with four-cylinder engines will be identifiable by a single, centrally mounted exhaust tip. The 450 hp engine installed in the F-Type 75 and the 575 hp V8 in the F-Type 75 R will be delivered by four exhaust tips. Details of the most powerful model will also be decorated with subtly engraved “R” letters.
In the “1+1” cabin, the eye is drawn by the personalized interactive 12.3-inch instrument panel display. As a true sports car should be, it comes standard with a large digital tachometer in the center.
The interior will feature space-saving heated and ventilated seats in the Sport or Performance design, combining an ergonomically optimized shape with the highest level of comfort. The F-Type 75 and R 75 Limited Edition models will be fitted with the highest quality materials as standard, including performance seats in Windsor leather.
Front and rear double-wishbone suspension, carefully tuned Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) and Torque Vectoring ensure exceptional handling precision and good feedback to the driver. Both of these features are necessary to achieve a fast and intuitive reaction of the car to all the driver’s commands.
The chassis of the F-Type 75 and R 75 limited series models have been further refined to ensure full grip control. They allow even more involvement of the driver. The best grip is provided by the active electronic differential (EAD) installed in both models.
The car’s dynamics are further improved by the all-wheel drive system with the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) technology, which optimally distributes the torque. Equipped as standard on the F-Type R 75, and optional on the lower-powered model, it guarantees the best traction on all surfaces and in all weather conditions. Also, this system conveys the feeling of a rear-wheel drive car.
All F-Type models with four-cylinder 300 hp engines are equipped with carefully tuned shock absorbers that ensure both a high level of comfort and handling precision. At the time, the F-Type 75 and R 75 limited edition versions used an adaptive suspension with variable dampers.
In these models, the driver can also set the desired stiffness of the suspension, the resistance of the steering mechanism, how quickly the accelerator will be pressed and how quickly the gears will be changed.
The F-Type R 75 version is additionally offered a Jaguar brake system with carbon ceramic discs. 398 and 380 mm discs are installed at the front and at the rear. Braking performance is enhanced by bright yellow one-piece calipers with six pistons at the front and four at the rear. This system ensures the shortest braking distance and performance that does not decrease during intensive use.
The F-Type models are equipped with powerful engines that respond quickly to pressing the accelerator. The range consists of four- and eight-cylinder units with power from 300 to 575 hp. All engines are equipped with eight-speed Quickshift transmissions, which provide the ability to change gears using a central lever or paddles located near the steering wheel.
Equipped with rear-wheel drive alone, the 300-hp 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium engine reaches peak torque at just 1,500 rpm. It also maintains an exceptionally quick response to pressing the accelerator throughout the rev range. This engine provides the dynamics expected of an F-Type model: acceleration from 0 to 96 km/h. takes only 5.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h.
The 450 hp 5-liter V8-type engine with a mechanical compressor will allow drivers who can use its capabilities to experience extraordinary sensations. The maximum torque of 580 Nm of this engine is developed from 2,500 rpm.
The F-Type 75 limited-edition engine is equipped with all-wheel drive, but rear-wheel drive is also available for classic enthusiasts. In both cases, an electronic differential ensuring optimal grip is installed. Acceleration from 0 to 96 km/h. takes just 4.4 seconds, and the top speed reaches 285 km/h.
“F-Type R 75” stands out most for its dynamism when driving on various surfaces in any weather conditions. This model is offered only with four-wheel drive, and it is equipped with a V8 engine with a mechanical supercharger that produces 575 hp and an incredible 700 Nm of torque. Acceleration to 96 km/h takes just 3.5 seconds. can be considered as a benchmark for models of other manufacturers, and the electronics limit the maximum speed to 300 km/h.
To demonstrate subtlety and not disturb the peace of others, drivers who choose V8 engines can use the silent start function. This technology closes electronically controlled valves in the rear muffler tank.
They open automatically under heavy load, and that’s when you hear the characteristic roar that is inseparable from driving the F-Type. This function can be disabled before starting the engine by pressing the dynamic exhaust system mode button.
The first cars will be delivered in January 2023, when Jaguar will celebrate 75 years of sports cars. This is an important moment for the company, which will resolutely enter the era of electrified transport in 2025.