After 75 years, it’s the end of the road for Jaguar’s internal combustion engined (ICE) sports cars.
As a parting gift, the British automaker has made two special editions of its last ICE sports car: F-TYPE 75 and F-TYPE R 75.
And these are the five coolest features.
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5. Black exterior pack and black brake calipers
Both variants of the Jaguar F-TYPE 75 get a black exterior pack.
This means the front grille surround, window surrounds, front splitter, side vents, and rear valance are all finished in gloss black.
Finishing things off nicely are the Jaguar leaper and scripting, and brake calipers, all of which are finished in black, too.
The latter sits behind gloss black five-spoke 20-inch wheels on the F-TYPE 75, and satin grey 20-inch alloys on the F-TYPE R 75.
The black exterior pack particularly stands out on the F-TYPE 75, which features a unique ‘Giola Green’ metallic paintjob.
They’re much more subtle on the stealthy-looking F-TYPE R 75, though, which is finished in ‘Ligurian Black’ satin.
4. Performance heated and cooled electric memory seats
Both the F-TYPE 75 and F-TYPE R 75 have a premium feel to their cabins.
This is largely in part to the Windsor leather ‘Performance’ seats, which feature the Jaguar leaper or ‘R’ motif in the headrests.
Finding comfort isn’t too hard either, as they’re 12-way adjustable, as well as being heated and cooled.
The F-TYPE 75’s green and tan combo is rather classy, whereas the F-TYPE R 75’s black-on-black look expresses the sports car’s power.
3. Meridian sound system
Both the F-TYPE 75 and F-TYPE R 75 come with a particularly naughty V8 soundtrack.
When you’re not hooning it, though, there’s the Meridian sound system to listen to.
It’s a 380 watts system with 10 speakers including a subwoofer, and a 10-channel amplifier.
It’s featured in both special edition models and happens to be one of the best out there, offering a balanced and rich sound.
2. Deployable rear spoiler
Perhaps one of the coolest features on both the F-TYPE 75 and F-TYPE R 75 is the deployable rear spoiler.
The deployable rear spoiler rises at speeds in excess of 97 km/h (60 mph) to reduce lift by up to 120kg, then retracts once the speed falls below 64 km/h (40 mph).
It looks so cool that you’ll probably want to keep it up all the time, which can be done with the flick of a switch.
1. Switchable active exhaust
Both the F-TYPE 75 and F-TYPE R 75 come with 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engines, but they’re slightly different.
In the F-TYPE 75, that unit produces 443 bhp and 427 lb-ft of torque, enabling 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph).
In the F-TYPE R 75, however, the supercharged V8 pumps out 567 bhp and a hefty 516 lb-ft of torque.
The benchmark sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 3.5 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 300 km/h (186 mph).
Both of those engines are matched to a switchable active exhaust system as standard.
That means the distinctive crackle and pop on the overrun synonymous with F-TYPE remains, with sounds meticulously tuned to suit the distinctive character of each model.