Initially introduced in 2011 as the CX-16 concept car, the Jaguar F-Type is considered by some on the MotorTrend staff (It’s me. I’m “staff”-The author) as one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Beyond looks, the Jag certainly isn’t perfect; it has always been a bit on the heavy side, but rather than find ways to trim pounds off, Jaguar elected to gradually give the coupe more power at the top trims to compensate. Jaguar experimented with various drivetrains over the years, dropping everything from a four-cylinder to a supercharged V-8 under the sinewy hood. For the most part, we enjoyed each iteration of Jaguar’s sports car regardless of engine. So, what’s next?
As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end.” With the 2024 model year, Jaguar is saying goodbye to the F-Type. Furthermore, with the industry rapidly transitioning to electrified vehicles, there is a very good chance that the 2024 Jaguar F-Type will be the last 100-percent gas-powered sports car the automaker produces. Starting in 2025, Jaguar will devote itself to all-electric vehicles forevermore.
That’s future talk though. Let’s focus on the now. The 2024 Jaguar F-Type comes during the 75th anniversary of the brand, so the automaker is rolling the festivities into a special edition trims that have all the bells and whistles. There are three options in total: the F-Type 75, F-Type R 75, and the R-Dynamic F-Type.
Among the three trims there are two flavors of a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 available: one with 450 horsepower or one with 575 horses. The F-Type 75 and R-Dynamic are both equipped with the 450-hp V-8, while the R 75 comes with the 575-hp mill. The 75 and R 75 both feature all-wheel drive while the R-Dynamic keeps things fun by sending all of its power exclusively to the rear wheels. Both engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 450-hp V-8 will scoot the Jag from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds while the more potent 575-hp V-8 drops that time to only 3.5 seconds.
When it comes to styling there aren’t any drastic changes from what you’ve seen on the F-Type for the last few years. That’s not to say there aren’t any changes. With these trims being special editions, the 75 and R 75 trims feature subtle exclusive badging on the fenders because of course they do. The F-Type 75 sports an exclusive set of gloss black five-spoke wheels while the R 75 wears 10-spoke wheels. Both sets of wheels are 20 inches and sprayed with gloss black.
Inside you’ll find yards of leather wrapping the dashboard and lightweight “slimline” seats. Buyers can opt for the “extended” leather package which the door panels treated in the material as well. A 12.3 inch configurable “Interactive Driver Display” taking the place of a traditional analog gauge cluster which displays a large digital tachometer in the center in its default mode.
Chances are if you’re interested in acquiring the 2024 Jaguar F-Type, you’ve already put in an order. However, if this is the first you’re seeing of it then you’ll want to know that deliveries are set to start in Spring 2023 and the MSRP starts at $77,900 plus $1,275 for destination and delivery. Though, considering the collectable nature of this model and that it marks a historic transition for the brand, it’s safe to assume that it will likely see significant dealer mark ups to meet demand.