The Jaguar F-Type: British Edition
Back in the swinging sixties, the Jaguar E-Type was the car. In fact, many still regard it as a decade-defining masterpiece, while others go further, calling it the best ever made.
So, it’s hardly surprising when Jaguar announced its spiritual successor in 2013, the F-Type. Combining Malcolm Sayer’s distinctive aerodynamic design with contemporary intricate technology, it went on to win multiple awards even picking up the “World Car Design of the Year” accolade.
In a rather failsafe move, seeing as Jaguar has since sold more F-Types than any other model, the Coventry-based luxury brand welcomed 2016 after it introduced the limited British Edition. While intrepid anglophiles will soon don the classic Union Jack trio colours, those not too keen on flag-waving can opt for black instead.
Although the idiosyncratic touch screen, xenon headlights and, deployable door handles and rear spoilers remain, numerous tweaks have graced the overall visual aesthetic. For example, it’s difficult to ignore the exterior’s most eye-catching detail – the 20-inch cyclone satin grey finished wheels supported by a performance-braking system and scarlet caliphers.
Yet it is the interior where one truly feels at home. The carbon-fibre trim centre console, double-stitched leather headrests and luminous sill plates comfortably engrain one message into that thick skull. You are the driver. It’s not all too difficult to see why you can simply link your Apple Watch onto the system and instantly feel immersed in a video game. The driver-centric theme in the British Edition is unlike other sports cars in the market.
Lastly, the fire-spitting engine capable of reaching an eye-watering top speed of 275km/h will surely reawaken every Jag aficionado’s inner child.
The Jaguar F-Type British Edition readies its engines in Spring 2016.