Ready your ‘Special Edition’ bingo cards, as Jaguar has rolled out the Sherwood Green paint job and exclusive leather trim for this rather delightful Jaguar F-Type.
Welcome then, to the Jaguar F-Type ‘Heritage 60 Edition’, celebrating a whopping milestone: 60 years of the gorgeous E-Type, no less.
You can check off ‘limited production’ on your cards, too, because just 60 of these F-Types will be built, available in either Coupe or Convertible. Each features that green paint – a colour that hasn’t been used on a new Jag since the Sixties – and ‘Caraway and Ebony Windsor’ interior leather trim.
This limited edition is based on the new-for-2020 F-Type R, and thus each car comes equipped with a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 kicking out 567bhp and 700Nm of torque. The updated Rs are only available in all-wheel drive, Jaguar reckons you’ll hit 100kph from rest in just 3.7secs. Its top speed sits at 300kph.
There are new dampers, anti-roll bars and rear suspension knuckles for the R, and thus for this Heritage Edition, while elsewhere inside you get an aluminium console finisher ‘inspired by the E-Type’s rear-view mirror casing’, and the all-important 60th anniversary logo on the headrests. A nice little touch is the E-Type 60 badging shared with the E-Type 60 Collection cars we saw earlier this year.
Wheels? Diamond-turned 20in forged alloys. Calipers? Black. Accents? Gloss black and chrome. Price? Well, that’s a cool £122,500 (approx. RM666,659) in the UK. Considerably more than a ‘regular’ F-Type R, if an F-Type R can ever be called ‘regular’.
“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,” explains Clare Hansen, SVO’s director of vehicle personalisation. “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.”
Collectible, sure, but worth the additional outlay? Let us know below. Green is a cool colour, after all… While you decide, click here to read our review of the 2020 F-Type.