Jaguar’s Last F-Types Commemorate 75 Years of the Brand’s ICE Sports Cars

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This October has been especially busy with most performance cars entering the last legs of production, or even ending it. Jaguar’s F-Type is no exception, and the celebration for 75 years of its ICE sports cars is somewhat lackluster.

 

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There is a recurring theme of not adding more juice to the last run of a model (unless you’re Audi or Dodge) and we completely understand it. It’s just a missed opportunity that these models don’t go out with a bang. The facelifted F-Type is one of them. These changes are more centered to two of the higher trims with the V8, and we suppose most, if not all of the 75, will be V8s.

 

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There is no power increase, but at least the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 still makes respectable numbers. The F-Type 75 sends 444 horsepower with 428 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, while the F-Type 75 R boosts it to 575 HP and 512 lb-ft, capable of a 3.5 second 0-60 mph. The 2.0-liter 4 cylinder is still an option, with 295 HP and 295 lb-ft, and a 0-60 of 5.6 seconds. Decent, but you might as well go with one of the V8s.

 

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The V8s will have special badging on the front fenders, unique 20-inch gloss black wheels, and an option for carbon ceramic brakes with yellow calipers. Grille badges and wheel caps are now black instead of red. It comes with Jaguar’s adaptive dynamics as well, but there’s more revision under the car: larger wheel bearings, an active electronic rear differential with stiffer camber and toe, aluminium-cast rear knuckles, and refined upper ball joints; although the latter is only reserved for the R, which is exclusively all wheel drive. There is an option to have it in the lesser V8, though. Inside, it features new sports seats wrapped in Windsor leather, with the headliner covered in suede-cloth. Stainless door sills are also new, and a special silhouette motif can be found over the infotainment system.

 

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If you live in the US, you have no option but to buy either of the V8s, leaving you the best options. It starts at £67,825, with the regular 75 is priced at £78,330. At the top, the convertible 75 R costs £108,065, and deliveries are expected for next year.

 

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p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38;margin-top: 0pt;margin-bottom: 0pt”>Some cars are given ceremonious last-editions, while others simply (and quietly) leave the scene. As the model to be on the last page of Jaguar’s 75 year run of ICE sports cars (and other ICE models by extension), it’s somewhat irritating to see the coupe leave with just a few badges and minor improvements, although the same can be said to several others. There is no doubt that we will miss the roars of the British, and with the electric era’s arrival, boasting about your Jaaaaag just won’t feel like it used to.

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