Last of their kind: two Limited Edition F-TYPES for SA

Jaguar is commemorating the end of its internal combustion sports car lineage in 2024 with an exclusive limited-edition F-TYPE inspired by two iconic 1960s racing E-types.

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Just 150 examples of the F-TYPE ZP Edition will be the last internal combustion-engined sports cars designed by Jaguar. These 423 kW, supercharged petrol V8 F-TYPEs feature specially curated interior and exterior details by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke. Only two have been secured for the South African market.

Rawdon Glover, Managing Director, Jaguar, said: “As Jaguar embarks on the boldest transformation in its history to become a modern luxury all-electric brand from 2025, this is an unrepeatable celebration of Jaguar’s internal combustion sports car provenance.”

“F-TYPE has captivated sports car drivers for more than a decade, just as the E-type did five decades before it. The ZP Edition is the ultimate celebration of that lineage, joining an illustrious roster of heritage-inspired collector’s editions, including the 2015 Project 7 and 2020 Heritage 60 Edition.”

Two F-TYPE ZP Edition colourways are available, recalling the first race-winning ‘Project ZP’ E-types campaigned shortly after the model’s launch in 1961: Oulton Blue Gloss paint with Mars Red and Ebony duotone leather interior, or Crystal Grey Gloss paint with Navy Blue and Ebony duotone leather interior. Both feature Porcelain White Gloss hand-painted racing-style roundels on the doors and Porcelain White Gloss grille surrounds.

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Unique interiors with horizontal seat fluting, plus Gloss Black exterior accents and Gloss Black brake callipers, complement exclusive F-TYPE ZP Edition branding details on the fenders, Gloss Black Diamond Turned 20-inch forged alloy wheels, tread plates and dashboard. Each car features a ‘One of 150’ SV Bespoke commissioning plaque.

Ever since earning accolades, including 2013 World Car Design of the Year, F-TYPE has continued to set the benchmark for truly involving and engaging driver-focused sports cars, with a distinctive V8 soundtrack. The exhaust note is so iconic it is archived in institutions, including the British Library.

The F-TYPE ZP Edition is available in both Coupé and Convertible body styles, but only the Coupé is available for the South African market.

With 423 kW, 700 Nm of torque and an all-wheel drive system with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD) technology, performance is exceptional on all surfaces and under all weather conditions: 0-100 km/h takes as little as 3.7 seconds, while top speed is an electronically limited 300 km/h.

A spokesperson for JLR in South Africa said to Dealerfloor pricing was still to be confirmed. “None have been sold yet, but prospective clients can contact retailers directly to secure one of these two vehicles. Delivery is expected in early 2024 – depending on when the order is made.”

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