2023 Jaguar F-Sort 75 overview

Extremely, 2024 will mark the ultimate mannequin 12 months of the head-turning Jaguar F-Sort after launching to the world 11 years in the past because the non secular successor to the enduring E-Sort – probably the most lovely automobile ever made, in response to Enzo Ferrari.

It additionally brings the curtain down on 75 years of Jaguar sports activities vehicles should you rely from the very first XK120 that rolled out of the Brown’s Lane manufacturing unit in 1948. At the very least these powered by inner combustion engines. 

That’s to not say Jaguar’s speedy future seems grim in any method; removed from it in actual fact, if whispers from just a few key insiders are to be believed. We are able to’t wait. 

You see the celebrated British luxurious marque will transition right into a cutting-edge all-electric luxurious model from 2025, with Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) chief inventive officer Gerry McGovern charged with reinventing the model and wowing an entire new set of discerning patrons.

It’s no small feat, however McGovern has not often missed the mark along with his creations and boasts a string of successes beneath Land Rover and Vary Rover-badged fashions for greater than a decade.

Nonetheless, as a final hurrah for what has all the time been a wildly-animated sports activities automobile of such superbly basic proportions, Jaguar has launched its remaining 2024 mannequin 12 months with its F-Sort 75 and R75 particular editions, which we’re driving right here in Spain – coincidentally the place the unique F-Sort Convertible was launched to the press.

Each these supercharged V8 particular editions in Coupe and Convertible physique kinds have been rigorously curated with particular colors and interiors designed so as to add to a becoming ship off for such a halo mannequin for the model.

Day one in all our 792km dash, from Sitges on the Mediterranean to San Sebastian on the Atlantic, noticed us leaping within the F-Sort 75 Convertible in Giola Inexperienced; which is alleged to return from the color of the water pool fashioned by new rock formations in and across the Greek Isles.

It’s unique to the 75 version and superbly complimented by an beautiful Tan leather-based inside. Decrease the roof and it merely seems divine.

There’s thunder beneath that bonnet, too, within the type of Jaguar’s 450PS supercharged V8, tuned to ship a stable 331kW and 580Nm to the rear axle solely via an eight-speed computerized transmission.

Day two was reserved for Jaguar’s very personal Batmobile – the F-Sort R75 Coupe in signature Ligurian Satin Black paint with an ebony suede inside. I’ve by no means seen a satin paint with such an excellent end to it, and I’m informed it was created by Jaguar’s Particular Car’s division.

Whereas it nonetheless makes use of a 5.0-litre supercharged V8, it’s demonstrably extra highly effective as its 575PS moniker suggests. Armed with 423kW and 700Nm via all 4 wheels, it’s arduous to get excited by considered limitless fast-sweeping bends on roads pretty much as good as these in Germany, in addition to mountain passes with loads of switchbacks thrown in for pictures. 

The climate can be a bit difficult in high-altitude sections of those elements, near the ski resorts – so the coupe’s all-wheel drive system is greater than welcome for the additional peace of thoughts it affords when the sheer temptation to have a little bit of a crack and make some ear-splitting noise begins to take maintain.

Not solely will you recognise these Particular Editions for his or her distinctive paint jobs and unique interiors, however different highlights embrace a Black Exterior Pack together with distinctive black badging, together with black brake calipers and gloss-black 20-inch wheels, albeit barely totally different on the F-Sort R75.

How a lot does the Jaguar F-Sort 75 value?

It’s the top of an period and the final F-Sort mannequin 12 months, so comparisons with these particular editions are all a bit pointless, even with earlier pricing.

The 75 Coupe, 75 Convertible and R75 Coupe successfully substitute the present P450 R-Dynamic Coupe/Convertible and the P575 R Coupe in Australia.

Nonetheless, the earlier Jaguar F-Sort P450 R-Dynamic wore a sticker worth of $164,900 earlier than on-road prices, whereas the range-topping F-Sort R P575 AWD Coupe was priced from $262,936 earlier than on-roads. Furthermore, the earlier F-Sort SVR commanded a whopping $35,000 premium on prime, giving it a retail worth of $297,936 excluding on-road prices. 

There’s no scarcity of elective extras both for both mannequin, although of the 2 examples we drove, solely the F-Sort R75 Coupe had what I’d name a big choice – the SVO Extremely Metallic Paint in Satin end for $22,520. 

Fortunately, the beautiful Giola Inexperienced metallic paint on the F-Sort 75 Convertible is one in all six customary metallic paints out there as customary.

2024 Jaguar F-Sort 75 pricing:

  • F-Sort 75 Coupe: $183,200
  • F-Sort 75 Convertible: $188,450
  • F-Sort R 75 Coupe: $284,550

Costs exclude on-road prices

What’s the Jaguar F-Sort 75 like on the within?

There’s no higher assertion of pure unadulterated luxurious than the cabin of our F-Sort 75 Gigolo Inexperienced Convertible – roof lowered in fact.

It’s not simply the swathes of superbly trimmed Windsor leather-based in a wealthy Tan with distinction stitching, it’s as a lot the peerlessly sculptured light-weight, slimline bucket seats with accentuated bolsters, quilted sample and brightwork accents that look each impeccable and completely inviting. 

Our tester additionally had the ‘full prolonged leather-based improve’, which meant all the cabin was wrapped in the identical quilted cover, together with door playing cards and far of the sprint. 

On the one hand it’s cosseting, however on the opposite, there’s a great deal of elbow and shoulder room, even for my 6’5” driving associate.

Not as soon as throughout our 792km highway journey did both of us really feel in any method house encumbered, not less than within the cockpit. Thoughts, more often than not the roof was lowered and solely raised when the rain showers have been an excessive amount of to reveal.

The up to date tech within the F-Sort means an all-digital affair, together with a configurable driver’s show that’s good and sharp, and a 10-inch infotainment display which may be troublesome to see when the roof is down and blue sky above. It’s then you possibly can neglect about utilizing the central navigation display and swap to the driving force’s show for absolute readability.

One specific second we entered a tunnel beneath blue skies solely to exit with a raincloud above. Good factor the F-Sort’s roof is comparatively fast to boost and noise free.

Inside our F-Sort R 75 Coupe was a stealthy, all-black occasion with an Ebony upholstery that suited the automobile’s magnificent Ligurian Black Satin paintwork to the proverbial tee.

Nonetheless, at first I puzzled the place the Alcantara was given this automobile’s unmistakable bad-boy manner – but it surely’s all a bit passé lately up towards the superbly-soft Windsor leather-based, for my part.

It may be getting on a bit in a interval the place buttons and dials at the moment are turning into a factor of the previous, however the sense of familiarity and tactility within the F-Sort’s cabin is by some means refreshing while you’re targeted on blasting from one aspect of Spain to the opposite with out the distraction of determining find out how to swap drive modes, for instance, which tends to be extra advanced than it must be at instances. 

And people rubberised/knurled dials and toggle switches really feel so very proper to the contact, too. Name me old style should you should, however it is a effective place to spend seven hours behind the wheel.

I observed there was no boot photographs of our F-Sort 75 testers within the media equipment. No level actually, given I arrived in Sitges with a 30-inch suitcase and cabin bag in tow.

Comfortable luggage are effective – you would possibly truly squeeze two in there, and there’s a bit extra space for jackets and perhaps a small backpack behind the seats, however that’s about it. Baggage house has all the time been a catastrophe with the F-Sort.

What’s beneath the bonnet?

Extra old-school delight with each F-Sort 75 particular editions powered by Jaguar’s splendidly boisterous 5.0-litre supercharged V8 in two states of tune.

By the best way, the bonnet is hinged from the entrance (as a substitute of the rear), similar to the E-Sort. By some means that appears and feels way more unique to me. 

Within the F-Sort 75 Convertible (and Coupe) it makes 331kW of energy (6000rpm) and 580Nm (2500-5000rpm). It’s additionally no slouch as a drop-top, and capable of go from standstill to 100km/h in a completely brisk 4.6 seconds. High pace is 285km/h and it has no downside getting there, both. 

Within the F-Sort R75 Coupe, the wick has been turned up an excellent cope with the supercharged V8 punching out 423kW (6500rpm) and 700Nm (3500-5000rpm). Belief me, it merely refuses to cease pulling however extra on that shortly.

It’s a fast automobile this R75, capable of blast from 0-100km/h in simply 3.7 seconds and onto 300km/h at full noise. 

Each vehicles declare to common 10.5L/100km on the mixed cycle (WLTP) however that’s not one thing we have been too involved with on this specific journey – although maybe we should always have been as we got here dangerously near expending the 70-litre gas tank on one specific leg.

How does the Jaguar F-Sort 75 drive?

Each vehicles look spectacular in several methods, however being assigned the F-Sort 75 Convertible first up within the seaside city of Sitges regarded like the proper approach to go away the nice and cozy breezes of the Mediterranean behind earlier than hitting colder temperatures within the Pyrenees.

Nevertheless, it will be a mistake to suppose the final Jaguar F-Sort Convertible was any sort of softly-sprung boulevard cruiser – not less than not right now.

That’s to not say we weren’t on the clock with a hankering to quick observe it to the preliminary espresso cease, whereas having fun with some liberating speeds within the course of.

There have been no such ideas of quiet mode on start-up, not less than not with a correctly responsive supercharged V8 lurking beneath the bonnet and a 360-degree encompass sound rolling amphitheatre wherein to get pleasure from such an onslaught of decibels.

Only a fast flick of the toggle swap, made conspicuous by the chequered flag on it, places the F-Sort 75 into Dynamic Mode full with obligatory loud exhaust roar for the complete Dolby Atmos expertise. Nonetheless, I faucet the loud button as properly simply to verify the flaps are huge open from the get-go.

There’s additionally nothing like some completely curated Spanish autopistas to blow the cobwebs off and get some warmth into the specially-developed Pirelli P Zero tyres all spherical.

Funnily sufficient while you’ve bought the boot in, it doesn’t precisely really feel de-tuned in anyway. It’s quick, livid and really, very loud, particularly within the limitless tunnels we come throughout.

Peak torque stretches out to 5000rpm, so that you’ll be arduous pressed to go away your foot into it for any sustainable size of time. It simply retains pulling and pulling with seemingly no finish to torque thrust. 

Barely longer stretches of motorway brings up enormous speeds, and but the Jag is totally unflustered by any turbulence across the automobile. It tracks useless straight on centre and doesn’t transfer a beat.

It’s rock stable within the bends too, although I’d kill for some real, granular suggestions via the steering wheel particularly on this rear-wheel guise. There simply isn’t a lot in any respect.

Nonetheless, the steering is fast and properly weighted in Sport and throttle response speedy. Similar applies to turn-in. It’s very pointy, however once more, its missing the sort of suggestions that provides drivers supreme confidence within the high-speed sweepers.

The chassis feels comfortably stiff however not on the expense of trip consolation. There’s real compliance within the damper settings and little to disturb the monitoring, besides just a few stable metal enlargement joints that appeared to maneuver the F-Sort round a bit.

Even with rear-wheel drive although, there’s loads of wet-weather grip to maintain issues protected at a correctly good clip.

There are method too many tunnels in these mountainous elements – to the purpose the place the F-Sort could also be inflicting irreparable listening to loss. I’m not complaining, however this so loud at instances.

Hopping into the F-Sort R75 Coupe on day two, I wasn’t anticipating such a big degree of energy underfoot. It’s not simply the throttle response – as fast as that’s – it’s extra the torque shove that will get you considering you’re driving a really fast automobile.

All the main mechanicals have been dialled up for sharpness in addition to linearity in the best way it’s all delivered, solely within the R75 it’s instances 5. There’s extra of all the pieces at your disposal and the automobile feels demonstrably extra sorted than the convertible. That’s to be anticipated.

Moist and dry climate grip is pretty much as good as any quattro system utilized by Audi. There’s no slip, regardless of how a lot shove you give the Jag. It simply holds on it doesn’t matter what.

Even full-throttle begins fail to unseat the tyres, so that you are likely to muster much more braveness behind the wheel. However that’s additionally right down to the heightened ranges of suggestions on the entrance finish and wonderful chassis steadiness.

The brakes, as giant as they’re, the one weak level on the hero F-Sort – should you haven’t chosen the Carbon Ceramic Brake Pack. Just a few instances we had the rear brakes on fireplace after runs down a mountain go. CCBs ought to in all probability be customary on the F-Sort R75. 

Once more, trip consolation and bump compliance is vastly improved over earlier F-Sort fashions. Even in Sport and over rougher roads within the mountains, the automobile is suitably cushioned and any damaged roads are largely remoted from the cockpit

What do you get?

F Sort 75 highlights:

  • Black exterior pack with black brake calipers
  • Deployable boot-kid spoiler
  • Switchable lively exhaust
  • Configurable and adaptive dynamics
  • Auto-dimming, energy fold, heated door mirrors with reminiscence
  • Rain-sensing wipers and headlights
  • Pixel LED headlights with signature DRL 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (Wired)
  • 12-way electrical heated seats with reminiscence operate
  • Distinction carpet mats
  • Restricted version aluminium instrument panel finisher
  • Electrically adjustable steering column with reminiscence
  • Steel treadplates with limited-edition branding
  • Suedecloth solar visors and self-importance mirrors 
  • Inside black pack
  • Shiny steel pedals
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Single-zone local weather management
  • Digital (DAB) radio
  • 10-speaker, 380W Meridian sound system
  • Linked Navigation Professional
  • On-line Pack
  • 10-inch Contact Professional infotainment display
  • Interactive driver’s show
  • Entrance and rear parking sensors with rear-view digicam
  • 20-inch, five-spoke gloss black wheels (Fashion 5102) for F-Sort 75 Coupe and Convertible
  • Windsor leather-based upholstery with contrasting interiors (requiring Full prolonged leather-based improve)

F-Sort R75 Coupe provides:

  • 20-inch, 10-spoke gloss black with distinction diamond turned end (Fashion 1066) – additionally out there as a no-cost choice are 20-inch, 5 split-spoke Satin Gray
  • Pink brake calipers 
  • Powered tailgate/boot lid
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring system as a no-cost choice
  • R-branded leather-based steering wheel 


  • Fuji White (stable)
  • Santorini Black (metallic) 
  • Firenze Pink (metallic)
  • British Racing Inexperienced (metallic)
  • Keen Gray (metallic)
  • Portofino Blue (metallic)
  • Giola Inexperienced (metallic)

Non-compulsory colors

  • Carpathian Gray (Premium Metallic): $5,910 ($NCO F-Sort R75)

SVO paints

  • SVO Particular Impact paint in Gloss End: $22,520
  • SVO Extremely Metallic paint in Satin End: $22,520
  • SVO Particular Impact paint in Satin End: $26,440 
  • SVO Extremely Metallic paint in Gloss End: $18,600


F-Sort 75 Convertible:

  • Pink brake calipers: $1010
  • Pink (or Beige) electrical convertible roof: $1836
  • Heated windscreen: $1530
  • Wind deflector: $790
  • Twin-zone local weather management: $1040
  • Air high quality sensor: $110
  • 12-speaker, 770W Meridian sound system: $7260
  • Safe tracker: $930
  • Tyre strain monitoring system: $790
  • Park Help: $700
  • 12-way heated, cooled electrically-adjustable seats with reminiscence: $1150
  • Nubuck-edged carpet mats: $143
  • Heated steering wheel: $680
  • Illuminated steel treadplates with brand-name script: $790
  • Full-extended leather-based improve: $2110
  • Assorted 20-inch wheel and tyre choices: $1790

F-Sort 75 Coupe:

  • Pink brake calipers: $1010
  • Heated windscreen: $1530
  • Twin-zone local weather management: $1040
  • Air high quality sensor: $110
  • Mounted panoramic roof (consists of handbook blind): $2110
  • Privateness glass (tailgate solely): $650
  • Powered tailgate: $1160
  • 12-speaker, 770W Meridian sound system: $7260
  • Safe tracker: $930
  • Tyre strain monitoring system: $790
  • Park Help: $700
  • 12-way heated, cooled electrically-adjustable seats with reminiscence: $1150
  • Nubuck-edged carpet mats: $143
  • Heated steering wheel: $680
  • Illuminated steel treadplates with brand-name script: $790
  • Full-extended leather-based improve: $2110
  • Assorted 20-inch wheel and tyre choices: $1790

F-Sort R75 Coupe:

  • Black brake calipers: $1010
  • Exterior Design Pack: $1140
  • Boot lid spoiler: $650
  • Privateness glass (tailgate solely): $650
  • Heated windscreen: $1530
  • Two-zone local weather management: $1040
  • Air high quality sensor: $110
  • 12-speaker, 770W Meridian sound system: $7260
  • Safe tracker: $930
  • Park Help: $700
  • 12-way heated, cooled electrically-adjustable seats with reminiscence: $1150
  • Nubuck-edged carpet mats: $143
  • Heated steering wheel: $680
  • Illuminated steel treadplates with brand-name script: $790
  • Full-extended leather-based improve: $2110
  • 20-inch 10-spoke Satin Black wheels, distinction diamond-turned end: $5389
  • 20-inch 10-spoke, gloss black wheels: $1790

Possibility Packs

Local weather Pack: $2760 

  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Twin-zone local weather management

Carbon Ceramic Brake Pack: $21,280 (R75)

  • Yellow brake calipers
  • 398mm entrance, 380mm rear brakes
  • 20-inch 10-spoke Satin Black diamond-turned wheels
  • Tyre restore system

Blind-spot Help Pack: $1000 (75)

  • Blind-spot help
  • Rear cross-traffic monitor

Is the Jaguar F-Sort 75 protected?

Like virtually all high-end sports activities vehicles, the Jaguar F-Sort is unrated by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

Jaguar has included objects like AEB and lane-keep help according to the newest necessities from the crash-testing corporations as a part of its earlier facelift, and there’s a set of six airbags (entrance, aspect and curtain) as customary.

There’s additionally blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert included within the elective Blind Spot Help Pack, whereas tyre strain monitoring and a semi-autonomous park help operate can be found as choices.

How a lot does the Jaguar F-Sort 75 value to run?

Ignoring the gas invoice, the F-Sort is comparatively cheap to keep up.

Jaguar covers all its autos with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre guarantee, in addition to five-years free scheduled servicing (as much as 130,000km) and 5 years roadside help.

CarExpert’s Tackle the Jaguar F-Sort 75

From the very outset of the F-Sort’s existence, I’ve by no means actually gelled with it 100 per cent. It all the time felt a bit sketchy on the restrict and never fairly refined sufficient consistent with Jaguar’s long-held luxurious heritage. 

Maybe it’s the actual fact the model had misplaced a lot of its mojo during the last 5 years or so, within the wake of an enormous four-pronged German Blitzkrieg that noticed Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche relegate Jaguar to finish and utter irrelevance as referenced by its dwindling gross sales over the identical interval.

After all, all that’s historical past now as Jaguar begins its transition to a an all-electric luxurious automobile firm from 2025, however not earlier than the final hurrah for just a few of probably the most intoxicating F-Sorts ever constructed, for my part.

Jaguar’s curation of the Gigolo Inexperienced F-Sort 75 Convertible with Tan leather-based upholstery is to die for. It’s proper up there with the Aston Martin Vantage and each bit as loud while you need it and refined while you want it, however for a lot much less cash.

The identical goes for the full-fat F-Sort R75 Coupe – a should in the identical Ligurian Black Satin paint with Ebony inside as examined. An absolute head-turner.

Dial up the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 to ship correct supercar ranges of poke and also you’ve bought a powerful ode to Jaguar founder Sir William Lyon’s, ‘Grace, House and Tempo’ slogan.

In the long run, and after a lot deliberation, I’ve settled on the F-Sort R75 in launch spec as a result of that is probably the most sorted F-Sort I’ve ever pushed – and it doesn’t look half dangerous both.

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