Jaguar Brings the Bling With F-Type Heritage 60 Edition

jaguar brings the bling with f type heritage 60 edition

Jaguar has commissioned a Sixties-inspired F-Type Heritage 60 Edition to celebrate the E-Type’s 60th anniversary. While diamonds are customary on this occasion, the automaker has instead dipped into the E-Type’s palette for its Sherwood Green tone, a color not offered since the 1960s.

Conspicuous by its scarcity, the brand’s SV Bespoke unit is offering just sixty of these distinctive 2021 F-Types worldwide as either a coupe or convertible. Utilizing the F-Type R’s all-wheel-drive, 575-horsepower, supercharged drivetrain, each will be built at the Castle Bromwich plant in the United Kingdom before being hand-finished by the SV Bespoke team at Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire.

What separates an F-Type Heritage 60 Edition from a run-of-the-mill F-Type R? Besides the green hue, you get two-tone leather trim, aluminum console trim obsessed over by a designer looking at the E-Type’s rearview mirror casing, and a 60th Anniversary logo embossed in the headrests of the performance seats. Gloss black 20-inch forged alloy wheels, gloss black and chrome exterior accents, and black brake calipers bestow additional exclusivity. Badging likely leftover from the E-Type Collection vehicles is included, along with commemorative tread plates, and an SV Bespoke plaque to ensure nobody mistakes your Heritage 60 Edition from the more pedestrian R variant.

While F-Type Heritage 60 Edition pricing has not been announced, the tab on the F-Type R, 5.0-liter, 575-hp supercharged V-8, AWD, starts at $103,200 for the coupe, and $105,900 for the convertible. Expect that with only sixty units available worldwide, at-market pricing sharply north of those figures will likely prevail. As with every other Jaguar vehicle, a 5-year/60,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty, complimentary scheduled maintenance, and 24/7 roadside service are included.

Not to miss out on a party, Jaguar Classic is creating six limited-edition matched pairs of restored 3.8-liter 1960s E-type vehicles that pay tribute to two revered examples, 9600 HP and 77 RW, known as the E-type 60 Collection. We have absolutely no earthly idea what these would cost, or if they will even be offered for sale.

A diamond may be forever, but the F-Type Heritage 60 Edition is bright and shiny, if not bold and beautiful. Rolling artisan-crafted sophistication, versus the glitterati.

[Images: Jaguar]

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  • SCE to AUX It's not really a total re-badge since some of the body parts are unique, and the interiors are quite different.As I mentioned the other day, the Tonale has a terrible name and a dim future.As for the Alfa team - guess what, this is how corporate ownership works. You are part of Stellantis partly because you're not viable as a standalone business, and then your overlords decide what's shared among the products.By the way: That Uconnect infotainment system found in Alfas was originally a Chrysler product... you're welcome.
  • Kurkosdr Someone should tell the Alfa Romeo people that they are a badge owned by a French company now.The main reason PSA bought FiatChrysler is that PSA has the technology to enter the luxury market but customers don't want a French luxury car for psychological/mindshare reasons. FiatChrysler has the opposite problem: they have lots of still-respected brands but not always the technology to make good cars. Not to say that if FCA has a good platform, it won't be used in a PSA car.In other words, if those Alfa Romeo buds think that they will remain a silo with their own bespoke platforms and exclusive sheet metal, they are in for a shock. This is just the start.
  • Arthur Dailey For the Hornet less expensive interior materials/finishings, decontent just a little, build it in North America and sell it for less and everyone should be happy with both the Dodge and the Alfa.
  • Bunkie I so wanted to love this car back in the day. At the time I owned a GT6+ and I was looking for something more modern. But, as they say, this car had *issues*. The first of which was the very high price premium for the V8. It was a several thousand dollar premium over the TR-7. The second was the absolutely awful fuel economy. That put me off the car and I bought a new RX-7 which, despite the thirsty rotary, still got better mileage and didn’t require premium fuel. I guess I wasn’t the only one who had this reaction because, two years later, I test-drove a leftover that had a $2,000 price cut. I don’t remember being impressed, the RX-7 had spoiled me with how easy it was to own. The TR-8 didn’t feel quick to me and it felt heavy. The first-gen RX was more in line with the idea of a light car that punched above its weight. I parted ways with both the GT6+ and the RX7 and, to this day, I miss them both.
  • Fred Where you going to build it? Even in Texas near Cat Springs they wanted to put up a country club for sport cars. People complained, mostly rich people who had weekend hobby farms. They said the noise would scare their cows. So they ended up in Dickinson, where they were more eager for development of any kind.