Jaguar is celebrating the final model year of the F-Type and 75 years of producing sports cars with a pair of special-edition F-Types for 2023. With Jaguar going to an all-electric lineup in 2025, this will be the swan song for the internal-combustion F-Type.
“For 75 years Jaguar has been renowned for producing extraordinary sports cars that deliver performance, agility and maximum driver reward,” says Matthew Beaven, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Designer, Exteriors. “The F-TYPE special editions hold true to these principles, adding unique interior and exterior design details to celebrate this lineage before Jaguar becomes an all-electric brand from 2025.”
The F-Type R-Dynamic is available with a 296 bhp 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium four-cylinder engine that sends power to the rear wheels. Jaguar states that the F-type 75 can go from 0-60 mph in 5.6-seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.
If you are looking for greater performance, the F-Type 75 features a 444 bhp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 available in all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Jaguar says both configurations propel the F-Type 75 from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 177 mph.
Stepping up from that, the F-Type R 75 has a 567 bhp 5.0-liter supercharged V8, but only comes in all-wheel drive. With greater horsepower comes greater performance, so the F-Type R 75 blitzes from 0-60 mph in 3.5-seconds with an electronically-limited 186 mph top speed.
Details for U.S. F-Types are currently not available, and initial U.K. customer deliveries start in January 2023.
This is a proper sendoff for the final internal-combustion F-Type. In both hardtop and convertible configurations, you get a classic Jaguar profile in an honest-to-goodness GT. I’m sad to see the F-Type go, but I am curious to see what Jaguar offers next as it moves to an EV platform.