Next March, Jaguar will celebrate the diamond anniversary of its legendary E-type by offering a limited edition of the F-TYPE. Only 60 units will be available for sale worldwide, each priced from £122,500 (about RM662,000).
The limited-edition F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition, as it will be known, will be hand-finished by the personalisation experts at the SV Bespoke division. It will be available in both Coupe and Convertible bodystyles with exclusive Diamond-Turned Gloss Black 20-inch forged alloy wheels, Gloss Black and Chrome exterior accents and black brake calipers.
A specially curated commemorative specification includes solid Sherwood Green paintwork, an original E-type colour that hasn’t been offered on a new Jaguar since the 1960s, and extended duo-tone Caraway and Ebony Windsor leather interior trim (normally not available for the F-TYPE).
The exclusive cars will also feature a unique aluminium console finisher inspired by the E-type’s rearview mirror casing, the E-type 60th anniversary logo embossed on the headrests of the lightweight Performance seats and E-type 60 badging shared with the limited-edition E-type 60 Collection vehicles announced by Jaguar Classic earlier this year. Commemorative treadplates, an SV Bespoke commissioning plaque and Caraway-edged carpet mats provide finishing touches.
Marrying E-type inspired detailing with the F-TYPE
“The F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition is a fantastic example of what the SV Bespoke team is capable of. Marrying E-type inspired detailing with new F-TYPE gave us an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the heritage of Jaguar’s legendary sports cars. With unrivalled access to original drawings, paint codes and reference materials, working hand-in-hand with our colleagues at Jaguar Classic, we’ve created a distinctive and highly collectible interpretation of the definitive Jaguar sports car,” said Clare Hansen, Director of Vehicle Personalisation at Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations.
The technical specifications will be similar to the F-TYPE R (launched in December 2019) with a 575 ps/700 Nm supercharged V8, all-wheel drive, plus revised dampers, anti-roll bars and rear suspension knuckles. The claimed time for the 0 to 100 km/h sprint is 3.7 seconds with maximum speed electronically-limited to 300 km/h.
“Celebrating 60 years of the iconic Jaguar E-type is the perfect moment to create our first-ever SV Bespoke limited edition – and the rarest F-TYPE, with just 60 cars available globally. We’ve worked closely with Jaguar Design to develop a theme for the F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition that pays homage to the E-type in a contemporary way. It’s testament to Jaguar’s sportscar design lineage that the 1960s Sherwood Green colour looks as though it was designed for today’s F-TYPE,” said Mark Turner, Commercial Director, Jaguar SV Bespoke.
6 classic E-Types to be restored
Besides the F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition, Jaguar also has another 60th anniversary project related to its iconic sportscar. Jaguar Classic is creating 6 limited-edition matched pairs of restored 3.8-litre 1960s E-types, paying tribute to two of the most famous examples – the ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’.