- Jaguar is constant to bid farewell to the F-type with one other special-edition mannequin referred to as the ZP Version.
- The F-type is scheduled to finish manufacturing in 2024, and 150 of those particular editions will probably be constructed.
- The F-type would be the final gas-powered sports activities automotive from the British automaker because it transitions to an electrical lineup.
In the event you thought the seventy fifth Anniversary model of the Jaguar F-type was the final gasp of the British sports activities automotive, assume once more. Earlier than it goes away for good, the F-type will spawn yet one more particular version, this time the racing-inspired ZP Version that options coloration mixtures from historic E-type racing vehicles.
Solely 150 ZP Editions will probably be in-built complete earlier than manufacturing formally ends subsequent 12 months. They are going to be break up between coupe and convertible physique kinds. The primary coloration mixture consists of an Oulton Blue exterior together with a purple and black leather-based inside. The opposite is a Crystal Grey exterior hue with a navy blue and black inside. The ZP vehicles are additionally emblazoned with white roundels on the doorways, identical to previous racing vehicles. These are the identical liveries discovered on the sequence of restored E-types that Jaguar Basic launched earlier this 12 months that had been made to commemorate that sports activities automotive’s debut and preliminary racing victories in 1961.
Different particular touches for the F-type ZP vehicles embrace a white grille encompass, particular trim for the leather-based seats, and badges for the wheels, fenders, aspect sill plates, and dashboard. There may even be a plaque denoting the vehicles as 1 of 150. All ZP fashions will probably be outfitted with the F-type’s prime powertrain, a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 with 575 horsepower paired with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed computerized.
Regardless of being raised on a gentle weight loss plan of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or maybe due to it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive business all through his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He discovered a strategy to write about vehicles for the varsity newspaper throughout his faculty years at Rice College, which finally led him to maneuver to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first skilled auto-writing gig at Vehicle Journal. He has been a part of the Automotive and Driver workforce since 2016 and now lives in New York Metropolis.