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Limited-run sports car shares its Sherwood Green paint with the original E-Type and has been created by JLR's SV Bespoke arm

Jaguar will mark the 60th anniversary of the E-Type sports car in 2021 and kicking off the celebration is a special version of today’s equivalent: the Jaguar F-Type.

It's called the F-Type Heritage 60 Edition and just 60 examples will be offered for sale globally (excluding China). Each will be hand-finished by Jaguar Land Rover’s SV Bespoke “personalisation experts”, with both coupé and convertible bodystyles offered. 

It’s based on the F-Type R, which features all-wheel drive and a 567bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8. The standout external change is the use of solid Sherwood Green paintwork – a hue employed by Jaguar for the original E-Type’s colour palette that hasn’t been offered since the 1960s. 

Further exterior tweaks include “heritage-inspired” gloss black and chrome trim accents, diamond-turned and forged 20in gloss black alloy wheels and black brake calipers.

A number of revisions to the cabin also feature, including a new leather upholstery option consisting of two-tone Caraway and Ebony Windsor leather. The headrests have embossed E-Type 60th logos.  There’s also an aluminium console finisher inspired by the E-Type’s rear -view mirror casing, commemorative badging, a commissioning plaque and special carpet mats. 

Changes don’t extend beyond visual ones, so it’s mechanically identical to the standard F-Type R updated in 2019. Its 0-62mph is claimed to take 3.5sec, with a governed maximum top speed of 186mph. 

Each model will be built in Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich plant and then finished by XV Bespoke at Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire. It’s priced from £122,500 - a substantial rise over the £97,315 base price of the F-Type R coupé. 

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In addition, Jaguar’s Classic operation will build six matched pairs of restored 3.8-litre E-Types. They’re based on the original prototype cars - with nameplates 77RW and 9600HP - including the one driven from Coventry to Geneva to launch the car at the Swiss city’s motor show in 1961. 

 

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martin_66 9 December 2020

Doesn't that picture of the two cars prove just how ridiculous modern cars have become with their stupidly large wheels and tyres with tiny sidewalls.  I can't imagine anyone (other than a teenage idiot) looking at that E Type and saying it needs bigger wheels.

Pietro Cavolonero 11 December 2020

Jeez! You sit at roughly the same position in both cars but how far away from the front bumper  and how low down you are in the E-Type. It's only then you realise these cars are 60 years apart.

BertoniBertone 9 December 2020

£ 25K for a paint job and a raid on the existing parts bin ? All this to celebrate 60 years ?  Dearie me: that says it all. 

BlahBlah43 9 December 2020
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F Type design can't hold a candle to the E Type beauty, not smart. The F Type pricing was already too expensive for what it is and now this "special" edition raises that price even higher.