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Final petrol sports car leaves Castle Bromwich factory as brand gears up for electric reinvention

The final Jaguar F-Type has rolled off the firm’s Castle Bromwich production line, ahead of the brand's transition into a maker of low-volume electric luxury cars.

The last F-Type was assembled exactly 50 years after the final E-Type, with its specification referencing its ancestor – a Giola Green convertible with a tan leather interior and a black roof. 

The final example will join the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust’s collection at Gaydon, along with the last XE, XF and XF Sportbrake.

F-Types will remain available in Jaguar showrooms until early next year.

A total of 87,731 examples of the sports car were built – 15,000 more than of the E-Type.

The end of F-Type, XE and XF production at Castle Bromwich means that Jaguar is – in the short term – an SUV-only brand. Production of the F-Pace will remain at Solihull and the E-Pace and I-Pace will continue to be assembled in Graz, Austria, until next year.

Jaguar’s next electric car, a grand tourer on the brand-new JEA platform, will be unveiled later this year.

It will have a range of 430 miles, its starting price will top £100,000 and it is expected to pack a dual-motor powertrain with a combined output of more than 575bhp. 

JLR chief creative officer Gerry McGovern has previously referenced the E-Type and XJS as blueprints for the new car but also promised it would be a “copy of nothing”.

“Jaguars need to have a jaw-dropping moment, a sense of wow,” said McGovern.

It is understood that the GT will be followed by an opulent SUV to rival the Bentley Bentayga, as well as a large saloon that indirectly replaces the stillborn XJ EV.


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Symanski 16 June 2024

The understated elegance that's timeless will be looked back favourably.   A furture classic for sure.


But none of the F-Type customers will be the new customers for Jaguar.   They're telling 99% of their customers to F off.   You can't afford a £100k Jaguar so we're not interested in you, according to McGovern.


Lucid are trying to sell £100k EVs.   Porche Taycan sales have collasped.   And Jaguar think they can succeed.   At a time when all EV sales are on the back foot, and especially those at the very top end that Jaguar think they'll dominate.


RIP Jaguar.


It kills me saying that.   Awful management, the worlds worst CEO Thierry Bollore, and some of the worst marketing you'll ever see.   The surprise is how long it has lasted.


Peter Cavellini 15 June 2024

This sounds like a Jaguar forum reading these posts, yes, your obviously into the brand in a big way, and Jaguar have to try and keep up with the market leaders, where they get the financial clout from who knows, going EV isn't an option, it's the only option, they're late to the party anyway, most other brands have years more development done. Jaguar wants to join the elite, Aston, Porsche, Mercedes to name a few, Jaguar hasn't been in that sentence for a while, I see the occasional F-type but I don't gawp at it and go wow!, more, oh it's a Jag in the same way when an E-type drives by, I admire it , it's a beautiful shape, Ensor Ferrari called the most Bea car in the World in his day, the F- type just doesn't, I do wish Jaguar success,but it's not going to be easy.

lines 15 June 2024

I still think the F-Type is a one-of-a-kind car. Those that got it green-lit should be proud. There’s nothing quite like it. (I know, Porsche, but, that’s not my thing.) I prefer the facelift to the original. I still feel there’s a sweet spot somewhere between the first and face-lifted car. But it’s still fantastic. For me, of all brands, of all products, Jaguar remains the most magical. Jaguar: Elegant masculinity. The dying light. A British expression of beauty on an international industrial scale: Real magic manufactured down the road. I find there is something profoundly powerful in that. There’s an ambition and conviction that echoes far beyond the balance sheet. I hope more than anything they’ve got it right this time. From the off. To this day I will never know how they signed off that XE interior. Why the Ingenium engines where just okay. Why the ad campaigns were shot by Tom Hooper. Why they kept thinking the way to counter the ‘pipe and slippers’ image was to make the exhaust louder and paint them in Holden blue. Why they continue to devalue the brand with special editions and cheap stuck on graphics. I know it is a monumental task to get a company to communicate as one. I have great respect for those with their heads to the grindstone turning an oiltanker in dock. Yet still, beneath the brands insecurity, self-doubt, and errors. Beneath that XE interior. Underneath it all is the most beautiful sensibility. Luxury of the people. Beauty that does not require super-stimuli. A desire for the sublime whilst connected to reality. The sublime. Something you reach for whilst still having your feet on the ground. It is possible Jaguar is selling its soul by only making cars at and beyond the 100 thousand pound mark. I'll know when i see it. It's a feeling. I like Aston; feel nothing for Bentley or Rolls, all oligarchical, and maybe that’s the point. I think Jaguar are aiming for the same frequency of the big daddy Range Rover. That same Californian light. I think it might work. It is an exercise in style. Every sentence must be as one. From the font to the voiceover on the ad to the interior forms. All departments on the same page. And if it fails it will be a beautiful failure; this has great value. Please, please, PLEASE. Get it right. It matters. People don’t understand what products transmit. It’s a Jaguar.

Marc 15 June 2024
Absolute gold.
Overdrive 16 June 2024
This emotional love letter is desperately crying out for a few paragraphs!