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Jaguar Aus secures five F-Type Heritage 60 Editions
Jaguar’s most exclusive F-Type yet is also the most expensive at $330,000 plus ORCs
9 Dec 2020
IN WHAT has proven to be a week rife with commemorative announcements, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Australia has revealed it has secured five examples of the new F-Type Heritage 60 Edition – far and away the most exclusive F-Type to date.
Just 60 examples of the bespoke sportscar are being built globally with the project intended to mark the 60th anniversary (2021) of the launch of the iconic E-Type with the Australia-bound examples all brandishing asking prices of $330,000 plus on-road costs.
Based on the V8-powered F-Type R ($262,936), all of the Australian examples will be coupes armed with 423kW/700Nm courtesy of the familiar supercharged 5.0-litre powerplant, with drive sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The exclusivity lays in the abundance of bespoke features courtesy of SV Bespoke and include Sherwood Green paintwork (an original E-Type colour), heritage-inspired gloss black and chrome accents, Diamond turned gloss black 20-inch forged alloy wheels, two-tone Caraway and Ebony Windsor leather interior, E-Type-inspired aluminium console finisher and unique commissioning plaque.
According to Jaguar SV Bespoke commercial director Mark Turner, the 60th birthday of the E-Type was the perfect moment to create the first-ever SV Bespoke limited edition.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
While classic in appearance and finish, the Heritage 60 Edition retains all of the savage performance of its donor car with 0-100km/h dealt with in 3.7 seconds while the top speed is pegged at 300km/h.
Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations director of vehicle personalisation Clare Hansen said it was the brand’s “unrivalled access to original drawings, paint codes and reference materials” that allowed for such a package to come to fruition.
“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 sportscars … we’ve created a distinctive and highly collectible interpretation of the definitive Jaguar sportscar.”
JLR Australia has sold 32 F-Types so far this year ending November, accounting for just one per cent of the $80,000-plus sportscar segment – 59 fewer than it managed over the same period last year.
2021 Jaguar F-Type pricing*
*Excludes on-road costs
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