Totalcar – Magazine – In its final year, the F-Type brings the end of the Jaguar V8 with it

In 2023, the five-liter supercharged V8 will still be available in 450 and 575 horsepower versions. They ask for his price, but his voice is still unmatched.

Introduced in 2013 as the successor to the XK, the F-Type began as Jaguar’s great hope after a long design, with bold, yet elegant lines and light, supercharged sports engines under the long hood. The press liked it, but many people would rather buy a Porsche for that money, so the sales numbers remained modest throughout. It was most popular in the 2014/15 period, then the SVR version came in 2016, now with 575 horsepower. Six years on, this V8 is still exciting, especially given Jaguar’s intention to produce only electric vehicles from 2025.

2023 is therefore the year of the F-Type 75 release, which means that the two-seater can now also be ordered in Giola green metallic, along with some logos depicting the silhouette of the car. For the final rush, the limited edition of the F-Type received most of the options as standard, including the 20-inch ten-spoke wheels painted in glossy black, as well as the darkened interior.

It’s a shame we don’t get to see much of it, as Jaguar is so proud of the final chapter of the F-Type’s career that it has provided the following images:

In principle, it is green.

The nose introduced with the 2019 model update, which many believe looks a bit like Mustangs, is of course unchanged, as is the fact that the F-Type equipped with a four-cylinder, 300 horsepower engine leads out a fatter double exhaust tip in the middle, while the V8 also has 450 and 575 horsepower. he gets four tubes so he doesn’t end up short of breath.

The R’s 700 Nm torque means that it jumps to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, and then at around 300 km/h it says that the compressor will no longer pump air into the engine, because the electronics have instructed it to do so.

Speedy progress is supported by Jaguar’s electrically controlled adaptive chassis as standard in the case of the F-Type R 75, and as an option for other models, keeping good friends with the 305mm rear and 265mm front Pirelli P Zero tires. If this is not enough, the R 75 can also be ordered with carbon-ceramic brake discs, with six-piston aluminum monobloc calipers at the front and four at the rear.

As a collector’s item, the F-Type 75 is not bad, although the real treat, in my opinion, remains the V6 S before the update, i.e. produced until 2018. Three liters, up to 400 horsepower with a perfect sound, and of course the lighter, more aesthetic nose. Designers Ian Callum, Julian Thomson and Wayne Burgess worked so hard on this form around 2010.