The year 2022 marks the end of another important car, the Jaguar F-Type. After nearly a decade of production, the British sportscar is bidding goodbye with F-Type 75 and F-Type R 75 special editions. The number 75 alludes to 75 years of Jaguar sportscars. In the UK, the F-Type 75 Coupe and F-Type 75 Convertible are priced at £78,330 and £83,920, respectively, while the F-Type R 75 Coupe and F-Type R 75 Convertible are priced at £102,870 and £108,065, respectively.
So, what’s special about these special editions? Well, these dark EMOges supplied by the Jaguar PR team are not helping us understand that very well, but on the exterior, you get a Black Design Pack; 20-inch gloss black wheels wrapped with wider Pirelli P Zero tyres; black calipers gripping 380 mm front & 376 mm rear discs; dark badges as opposed to colored ones, and of course, discreet special edition badges on the front fenders. Buyers can opt for a unique Giola Green metallic paint. Also in the options list is the Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) braking system with 398 mm & 380 mm front & rear discs gripped by six- and four-piston monobloc calipers with a distinctive yellow finish.
On the inside, you get stainless steel tread plates with a silhouette icon; Black Pack; Windsor leather-upholstered slimline seats featuring a monogram stitch pattern that is repeated on the door panels, and Ebony suedecloth headlining.
Jaguar says that the chassis of the F-Type 75 and F-Type R 75 is further enhanced by rear knuckles made from light, stiff aluminium die-castings, which, together with larger wheel bearings are claimed to deliver a more connected steering feel. For the R 75, this key attribute is further optimized thanks to revised upper ball joints which are claimed to significantly increase camber and toe stiffness. Both models also get a rear electronic active differential (EAD). The torque-on-demand all-wheel-drive system with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) tech is standard on the R 75 and optional on the 75.
The powertrain options remain P300 (RWD), P450 (RWD/AWD) and P575 (AWD). The 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo petrol pumps out 221 kW (300 metric hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. As for P450, it packs a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with 331 kW (450 metric hp) and 580 Nm (428 lb-ft) of torque. The P575 also packs the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine but pumps out 423 kW (575 metric hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. The range-topping model sprints from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).