It’s a sad day for traditional sports car fans, as Jaguar unveils its last-ever petrol-powered production model; the F-TYPE ZP Edition. It is inspired by 1960s Jaguar E-type racing cars.
Jaguar, like many car brands, is aiming to go full-electric in the near future. That means it will no longer build or offer a combustion-engined vehicle in its showroom. The British marque is aiming for this to occur by 2025.
Before it does though the F-TYPE ZP Edition reminds us all of what we’ll be missing in the future; a belting V8 engine and slick-shifting eight-speed auto transmission. In this case, the engine is a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 that develops 423kW and 700Nm, taken from the existing F-TYPE.
Unique to the ZP Edition are a selection of just two colour schemes, both of which have never been offered on the F-TYPE before. These are Oulton Blue Gloss with Mars Red and Ebony interior, or Crystal Grey Gloss with a Navy Blue and Ebony interior.
The packages also include unique horizontal seat fluting, gloss black interior highlights matching black brake calipers, and a set of gloss black diamond-turned 20-inch forged alloy wheels. There’s also bespoke badges and ZP Edition logos. Rawdon Glover, managing director, Jaguar, said:
“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.”
Jaguar is planning to build just 150 examples of the F-TYPE ZP Edition, with 12 coupes in Oulton Blue headed for Australia, and 12 coupes in Crystal Grey. Local deliveries are scheduled for the first quarter in 2024. However, the order books are open now, with prices starting from $373,547 (excluding on-road costs).