Jaguar is marking a milestone in 2021 — the 60th anniversary of the E-Type.
To celebrate, the company has produced a special F-TYPE — the Heritage 60 Edition — built by SV Bespoke.
The car, based on the supercharged 575-hp F-TYPE R, will be available as in both coupe and convertible configurations. Each features period-correct Sherwood Green paint, duo-tone Caraway and Ebony Windsor leather interiors, aluminum and chrome accents, Diamond-turned gloss black wheels and special logos throughout. Only 60 will be produced for the world market, all built at Castle Bromwich and finished at Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire.
The F-Type R is no slouch — it runs from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and runs a top speed of 186 mph.
“Celebrating 60 years of the iconic Jaguar E-type is the perfect moment to create our first- ever SV Bespoke limited edition – and the rarest F-TYPE, with just 60 cars available globally,” said Mark Turner, Commercial Director, Jaguar SV Bespoke. “We’ve worked closely with Jaguar Design to develop a theme for the F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition that pays homage to the E-type in a contemporary way. It’s testament to Jaguar’s sports car design lineage that the 1960s Sherwood Green color looks as though it was designed for today’s F-TYPE.”
“The F-TYPE Heritage 60 Edition is a fantastic example of what the SV Bespoke team is capable of,” said Clare Hansen, Director of Vehicle Personalization, Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations. “With unrivaled access to original drawings, paint codes and reference materials, working hand-in-hand with our colleagues at Jaguar Classic, we’ve created a distinctive and highly collectible interpretation of the definitive Jaguar sports car.”
Alongside the Heritage 60, Jaguar Classic is creating six limited-edition matched pairs of restored 3.8-liter 1960s E-Types that pay tribute to two of the most famous examples: 9600HP, a prototype car and one of the the oldest E-Types, and 77RW, and early press demonstrator that was driven to Geneva in a 17-hour overnight run by Jaguar engineer Norman Dewis. The cars will share commemorative “E-Type 60” badging with the F-TYPE Heritage 60 and will be offered as the E-Type 60 Collection, but they’ll be strictly limited.
Pricing for the F-Type Heritage 60 has not yet been announced.