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2024 Jaguar F-PACE 90th Anniversary Edition Revealed

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Jaguar is celebrating 90 years of pioneering design, performance and innovation as it approaches an all-electric future, with a new special edition of one of its most successful vehicles – the F-PACE luxury performance SUV.

Marking the final model of the F-PACE, 90th Anniversary Edition (available on all models except SVR) features subtle badging, with R-Dynamic exterior cues and a choice of options including diamond-turned alloy wheels, privacy glass, panoramic roof and 3D Surround Camera technology. Inside, supportive sports seats with contrast stitching, ebony headlining and aluminium interior trim provide luxurious surroundings.

Clients can choose from S, SE and HSE specifications with a choice of engines – including mild-hybrid and plug-in Electric Hybrid. The latter offers up to 40 miles (64km) (WLTP) of electric-only driving range and fast DC charging capability to top up the battery from 0-80% in as little as 30 minutes.

At the pinnacle of the F-PACE line-up, the SVR 575 Edition is a celebration of the internal combustion engine with its powerful supercharged V8 providing epic performance and – thanks to its Variable Valve Active Exhaust – a soundtrack to match.

The F-PACE SVR has performance at its heart, powered by Jaguar’s characterful 5.0-litre supercharged V8. The SVR 575 Edition, with its power increase of 25PS, to 575PS, makes it the most powerful F-PACE ever, providing a unique blend of performance and excitement. With 700Nm of torque, it can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds).

The SVR 575 Edition benefits from unique SVR bodywork with a performance optimised front bumper, Black Exterior Pack with black grille surround and bonnet louvres, and SVR rear bumper with black detailing. The SVR 575 Edition also features 22-inch forged alloy wheels with Diamond Turned finish and Satin Technical Grey contrast.

2024 Jaguar F-PACE 90th Anniversary Edition Revealed

Inside, Suedecloth and Windsor leather performance seats – heated and cooled with 14-way electric adjustment – provide tactile comfort, with semi-aniline leather performance seats also available. SVR branding adorns the steering wheel, while the aluminium veneer is unique to SVR models.

Behind the F-PACE 90th Anniversary Edition is a story spanning nine decades (1935 to 2025) of automotive leadership. It occupies a notable place in Jaguar’s heritage as its first ever SUV, among a remarkable lineage of vehicles and innovations.

The pioneering spirit of Jaguar can trace its roots back to the 1930s, which was accelerated in the 1940s with the development of the XK engine that would stay in production for 40 years and be the backbone of motorsport success.

Jaguar’s first sports car was a two-seat roadster with unrivalled refinement and comfort. The first 240 cars used a hand-made aluminium body and featured the company’s all-new, 160hp 3.4-litre, double-overhead cam XK straight-six engine. The XK120’s 120mph top speed made it the world’s fastest production car. To demonstrate this, Jaguar ran the car on a closed motorway in Jabbeke, Belgium – and achieved 126mph. Victories in the 1951 and 1952 Alpine rallies were among the XK120’s many motorsport successes.

In 1951, the C-type with its weight-reducing multi-tubular triangulated frame, became the first Jaguar to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, on its first attempt – breaking records for distance covered and average speed in the process. Following that victory, Jaguar engineers developed pioneering disc brake technology in collaboration with Dunlop. At Reims in 1952, the C-type became the first vehicle with disc brakes to win an international race.

One of the world’s most iconic vehicles, the Jaguar E-type was unveiled in 1961 – setting new standards in automotive design and performance. More than 70,000 were built over 14 years. Offered as a two-seat roadster or fixed-head coupe, the iconic design was a result of an obsession with aerodynamics. With a 265hp 3.8-litre, triple-carburettor version of the XK engine, it was a capable of 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds. In 1964, the XK’s displacement increased to 4.2 litres, and then in 1966 a 2+2 fixed-head coupe joined the line-up. In Series 3 form, E-type became the first Jaguar to use the new, all-aluminium 5.3-litre V12, which developed an effortless 272hp and set new benchmarks for smoothness and refinement.

Another Jaguar to have claimed the title of the world’s fastest vehicle is the XJ220. Entering production in 1992, the XJ220 was constructed using an advanced aluminium honeycomb structure, bringing both immense strength and light weight, at just 1,470kg. With a top speed in testing of 213mph in 1991, it remains the fastest ever Jaguar production car.

The illustrious 5.0-litre V8 engine was launched in 2009, replacing the highly successful 4.2-litre Jaguar V8. Like its predecessor, the quad-cam, 32-valve all-aluminium engine was originally offered in naturally-aspirated and supercharged versions – in a number of Jaguar vehicles – and offered more power, more torque, and greater refinement. This engine has featured in the F-TYPE since 2012 and in the F-PACE SVR since 2018.

2024 Jaguar F-PACE 90th Anniversary Edition Revealed

Pioneering engineering continued as Jaguar introduced one of the world’s first premium electric vehicle in 2018 – the I-PACE. Using bespoke EV aluminium architecture, it is Jaguar’s most torsionally rigid structure to date, with 50:50 weight distribution and twin Jaguar-designed motors delivering 400PS and 696Nm. Since launch, the I-PACE has claimed more than 90 awards including an unprecedented treble at the 2019 World Car of the Year Awards: winning World Car Design of the Year, World Green Car and World Car of the Year, as well as European Car of the Year 2019.

From 2025, Jaguar will transform into an all-electric luxury brand, with uniquely expressive vehicles defined by pioneering technologies and visionary design.

Mohit Soni
Mohit Sonihttps://www.thrustzone.com/
NOT A Commander, Director, Editor-In-This/ That, CEO, MD, President, Entrepreneur, etc etc. Just a first employee at Thrust Zone with a team of enthusiasts who love car and motorcycles more than anything else in the world, just like I do. Hashtag blessed

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