Jaguar pays homage to the legendary E-Type on its 60th anniversary
The new Sherwood Green limited edition Jaguar F-TYPE, designed by the SV Bespoke department, has specific features to commemorate in 2021 the 60th anniversary of the E-Type.
Jaguar commemorates the 2021th anniversary of the E-Type in 60 with the introduction of a new limited edition 8-hp supercharged F-TYPE V575 “Heritage 60 Edition”. Only sixty copies of this all-wheel-drive sports car will be available for sale worldwide *, each one hand-finished by the customization experts in the SV Bespoke department.
Features specially designed for this tribute include the opaque, non-metallic hue of Sherwood Green, a paint reference originally offered on the E-Type that has never been used on a new Jaguar since the 60s, and a Two-tone Windsor leather upholstery, Caraway and Ebony, not available in the normal F-TYPE catalog.
This new exclusive series is also distinguished by a specific center console, finished in aluminum reminiscent of the mirror housing of the first E-Type, by the E-type 60th anniversary logo embossed on the headrests of the lightweight sports seats, as well as by an E-Type 60 marking shared by the cars of theE-type 60 Collection, also in a limited edition announced by Jaguar Classic earlier this year. The personalized door sill, a specific SV Bespoke plaque and caraway-colored edged floor mats add the finishing touch.
“The 60th anniversary of our legendary Jaguar E-Type provides the perfect opportunity to create our very first limited edition – and which will also be our rarest, with just 60 cars available worldwide. We worked closely with Jaguar Design to determine the theme for this F-TYPE “Heritage 60 Edition” which pays homage to the E-Type. from the 60s, fits very well with today's F-TYPE. »
Commercial Director, Jaguar SV Bespoke
The F-TYPE “Heritage 60 Edition” is available in both Coupé and Cabriolet, its 20-inch forged alloy rims are given a Diamond-Turned Gloss Black finish, the body is marked with Gloss Black and Chrome accents, and finally its brake calipers are painted black.
Unveiled in December 2019, the new F-TYPE R – which serves as the basis for the limited series F-TYPE “Heritage 60 Edition” – is only available with all-wheel drive. The shock absorbers, the anti-roll bars and the flexible elements of the rear axle are modified to give the driver an even sportier feeling. Power is delivered by the 8 horsepower supercharged V575, and the 700 Nm of torque guarantee smoothness at all speeds, on all types of road. The level of performance is extraordinary: 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3,5 seconds, and the top speed is electronically limited to 300 km/h.
The F-TYPE also features numerous driver-dedicated technologies, including a reconfigurable 12,3-inch TFT high-definition instrumentation screen, the Touch Pro infotainment system and the Smartphone Pack which includes Apple CarPlay® as standard.
“Each copy of the limited series 'Heritage 60 Edition' will be built at the Jaguar factory in Castle Bromwich, UK and will receive its specific finish from the SV Personalization department at the Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations site in Warwickshire. This new model is displayed from € 159 in France. For more information, see the site: www.jaguar.com/SVO
“The F-TYPE “Heritage 60 Edition” is a fantastic example of what the SVO department can do. Applying details carried over from the E-Type to the F-TYPE gave us the opportunity to delve into Jaguar's DNA and history, so rich in legendary sports cars. We've leveraged our exclusive access to original drawings, paint codes and material references. Working hand in hand with our colleagues at Jaguar Classic, we have created an interpretation of the ultimate sporting Jaguar that will thrill collectors.” »
Director of Vehicle Personalization, Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of its legendary sports car, Jaguar Classic is developing, under the name E-type 60 Collection, six ultra-limited editions of the 3,8-liter E-Type from 1960 restored in pairs, one coupe and one convertible each time . That is a total of twelve cars which pay homage to two of the most famous examples: “9600 HP” and “77 RW”.
To find out more, visit the site: www.jaguar.com/classic
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