Jaguar F-Type Bows Out With One Final Special Edition

The F-Type ZP Edition will also be Jaguar’s final combustion-powered sports car. 

After nearly a decade in production, Jaguar has finally decided to put its F-Type out to pasture. But its imminent retirement is of course not to happen before a final commemorative version of this sports car is launched, to which the British automaker has recently revealed in the form of the ZP Edition here. 

Recalling the first race-winning ‘Project ZP’ E-types that campaigned shortly after the model’s launch in 1961, these special F-Types are to be available in two unique colour palettes. One of the combinations consists of Oulton Blue Gloss paint with a Mars Red and Ebony dual-tone leather interior, while the second is to be a Crystal Grey Gloss exterior hue with a Navy Blue and Ebony dual-tone leather cabin.

Both colour combinations will nevertheless feature hand-painted bright white roundels on its doors, to match the equally white front grille surrounds. Each F-Type ZP edition are also to be riding on a set of exclusive Black Diamond Turned 20-inch forged alloy wheels, that are further accented by gloss black wing mirrors and brake callipers. 

And as for what turns those wheels, the oily bits of this ZP Edition are the same as the all-wheel drive F-Type R P575. This therefore equates to a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 making 575 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque, which when coupled to its 8-speed automatic transmission in turn translates to a century sprint time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h. 

Now moving on inside meanwhile, the ZP Edition nets horizontal seat fluting and set of gloss black tread plates. This is then finished off with a ‘One of 150’ SV Bespoke commissioning plaque between the seats, which as expected indicates for Jaguar to only be building 150 units of this special F-Type. 

To be available in both convertible and coupe body styles, Jaguar has unfortunately not stated yet how much these special edition F-Types will cost. Though it would be fair to say that interested buyers will likely be willing to pay as much the British automaker would want to charge, as this will be the last time the V8 roar from a big cat. 

Such is because apart from being the end of the F-Type, this ZP Edition also marks the end of the petrol-powered sports car at Jaguar. From here on, all new big cats will instead be fully-electric as the automaker intends to transition in becoming a luxury EV marque from 2025.

“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,” said Jaguar managing director Rawdon Glover. “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.” 

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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