Come 2025, Jaguar will be an electric-only brand. That means its F-Type will be its last petrol-powered sports car, so it’s sending it off in style.
After revealing the special edition F-Type 75 last year, Jaguar has unveiled the ZP Edition which is inspired by racing E-Types of the 1960s.
The brand is producing just 150 ZP Editions in total, which it will offer in both coupe and convertible body styles.
Australia will receive 12 coupes finished in Oulton Blue Gloss paint and 12 coupes in Crystal Grey Gloss.
They’re priced from $373,547 before on-road costs, with deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2024.
The ZP Edition features a raft of “specially curated” interior and exterior details by Jaguar’s SV Bespoke arm.
There are just two colourways: Oulton Blue Gloss exterior paint with a Mars Red and Ebony leather interior, or Crystal Grey Gloss paint with a Navy Blue and Ebony leather interior.
Neither exterior colour has been offered on an F-Type before, and they match two specially formulated paints created for seven pairs of E-Type Project ZP Collection cars from the Jaguar Classic division.
Regardless of exterior colour, there are Porcelain White Gloss hand-painted racing-style roundels on the doors, as well as Porcelain White Gloss grille surrounds and Gloss Black exterior accents including the brake calipers and diamond-turned 20-inch forged alloy wheels.
Inside, the seats feature horizontal fluting and there are unique tread plates and dashboard trim, as well as a One of 150 commissioning plaque.
Unlike the 75, which was offered in both regular and R spec, all ZP Edition models use the F-Type R’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine.
This produces 423kW of power and 700Nm of torque, and is mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
The claimed 0-100km/h time is 3.7 seconds.
As Jaguar is quick to brag, the exhaust note is “so iconic it is archived in institutions including the British Library”. You’re not going to get that with an electric vehicle…
The ZP Edition is quite a bit more expensive than the R 75, which is priced at $283,020 before on-road costs.
By 2025, Jaguar’s entire line-up will be axed as it rolls out a range of new EVs and repositions itself as a more exclusive brand.
There’s been no word of an electric replacement for the F-Type coupe and convertible, even as other brands like Porsche, Maserati, Alpine and Lotus ready electric convertibles.
The current F-Type was revealed in convertible form in 2013, with the coupe following in 2014. It was facelifted in 2019, receiving more aggressive front-end styling.
The range has been pared back locally, with the turbocharged four-cylinder and supercharged V6 engines dropped for 2022.