New version of the F-Type designed to celebrate Jaguar's heritage adds extra kit and design features to the F-Type S
Jimi Beckwith
5 January 2016

The Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition is a new derivative of the F-Type sports car that's been created to celebrate the manufacturer's British heritage.

Priced from priced from £75,225 for the coupé and £80,390 for the convertible, the F-Type British Design Edition is based upon the all-wheel-drive variant of the F-Type S but features a host of extra equipment, new exterior and interior design features and a new blue colour option that hasn't been offered before on the F-Type. Other exterior colour options are red, white and black.

The car has ‘British Design Edition’ badging on the front and rear, as well as branding on the headrests, tread plates and centre console trim. It is available solely with the eight-speed Quickshift transmission and as an all-wheel-drive model.

The special edition features Jaguar's Exterior Sport Design Pack, which adds extended front bumper aerodynamic splitters, side sills and rear bumper venturi. It also gets upgraded brakes via the 'Super Performance Braking System' that's fitted as standard to the more powerful F-Type R, and a leather interior available in red, ivory or blue.

A set of 20in alloys with a grey finish - exclusive to the British Design Edition - and the availability of red brake calipers complete the exterior enhancements. The pricing puts it between the F-Type S AWD, which starts from £66,195, and the F-Type R, which is available from £85,370. 

No limit will be put on production numbers of the F-Type British Design Edition, and the model is available internationally. First deliveries of the new variant are scheduled to begin in the spring.

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5 January 2016
I love the F-type and love Jaguar as a company, but I'm afraid this doesn't make much sense to me. It is basically an F-type S that looks like an F-type R on the outside, and you get brakes designed for the R that are essentially unnecessary on the S. What would have made a lot more sense is if this had a unique engine tune to split the HUGE gap between the S and R, say somewhere around 450 bhp. Either a further tuned version of the V6 or a detuned V8.

5 January 2016
That blue looks fabulous and i'm very surprised if that is not in the regular colour option for the cars. gillmanjr has a valid point with the engine out put differences. A good middle ground might have helped as he suggests.

6 January 2016
Pretty bloody lazy, if you ask me. Have they not read every review out there when the F-type is pitched against the (mainly german) opposition ? Their response it seems is to give the world (well, a very limited few) the Project 7, US market-driven AWD and a manual gearbox. I specced a new BMW M2 against a manual F-type S and the cost difference was £ 25K. That's a lot to pay for Ian Callum design, inferior interior execution, less seats, more weight, higher Co2 and tax and servicing costs...Hopefully, for the sake of Jag, I'm missing the point....

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