Jaguar UK has announced a new variant for its F-Type range with the British Design Edition. Built to celebrate the manufacturer’s British heritage, the Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition gets a host of extra equipment along with new exterior and interior design features.
Based on the F-Type S AWD, the British Design Edition retains the 3.0 litre supercharged V6 petrol engine with 375 hp and 460 Nm of torque on tap. The engine is mated to either an eight-speed Quickshift automatic or six-speed manual gearbox, with a compulsory all-wheel drive system. Two body styles are offered here – coupe and soft-top convertible.
The exterior is enhanced with Jaguar’s Exterior Sport Design Pack (optional on the S model), which adds a gloss black front splitter, body-coloured side sills, fixed rear spoiler (for the coupe) and rear bumper venturi. The new looks are accompanied by 20-inch Cyclone wheels that get a satin dark grey finish, fitted with 255/35R20 and 295/30R20 tyres front and rear respectively.
Additionally, British Design Edition centre wheel caps are available as well to accompany the special edition badging (Union Jack detailing) scattered around the car’s exterior. Other changes on the exterior include the uprated Jaguar Super Performance Brake system that is standard on the F-Type R, featuring calipers finished in red (black available as an option).
Inside, the special edition F-Type gets a Jet premium leather interior with contrast stitching, available in red, ivory or blue. British Design Edition badging is also present here, located on the headrests, tread plates and satin-finish carbon-fibre centre console trim.
The in-car entertainment system also gets an upgrade with a 380 W Meridian Sound System or optional 770 W Meridian Surround Sound System. Furthermore, the InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus support the familiar InControl Apps and InControl Remote features, but the InControl Remote App is now available for the Apple Watch.
The Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition doesn’t appear to be a limited-run model, and is available with a choice of four colours – Caldera Red, Glacier White, Ultra Blue (new to the F-Type) and Ultimate Black. As you can tell, the first three colours correspond to that on the Union Jack flag. Prices start at 75,225 pounds (RM480,391) for the coupe and 80,390 pounds (RM513,355) for the convertible with deliveries expected to start in spring 2016 in the UK.