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Jaguar F-Type 2023: V8-engined British sports car to bring final model year update before electrification


Jaguar says it will be an electrified luxury brand by the year 2025, so if you’re after fast V8 metal, now would be the time to snap one up

You won’t be able to buy a luxurious V8-powered sports car for much longer, with Jaguar announcing the final model year update for its F-Type coupe and convertible. 

With first Australian deliveries beginning in April 2023, the next update for the British sports car celebrates 75 years of the brand’s rich history with building sports cars. 

Pricing for the updated F-Type 75 range starts at $183,200 before on-road costs for the sleek coupe with V8 power and rear-wheel drive. 

2023 Jaguar F-Type 75 rear
Subtle changes have been made to the F-Type 75

A much more potent all-wheel-drive F-Type 75 R with a higher-output 423kW supercharged V8 engine is priced almost $100k more than its base sibling, starting from $284,550 before on-road costs. 

The Jaguar F-Type competes with other luxury sports cars such as the Porsche 911 as well as BMW M4 and the Aston Martin Vantage

What’s different for the F-Type in 2023?

Jaguar says that all F-Types now come fitted as standard with 20-inch alloy wheels, with the 75 model differentiating itself from previous F-Types thanks to gloss-black five-spoke alloys.

Interior of the F-Type keeps the same themes of the 2014 car

Slim LED headlights now feature pixel technology as standard, along with the signature J signature daytime running lights. 

Discreet badges have been added to the exterior of the Jaguar F-Type 75 models, while the R variant will have subtle R branding etched into the exhaust tips.

In terms of ride and handling, the new 75 F-Types will have new rear knuckles made out of aluminium die castings that, when combined with larger wheel bearings, “deliver absolute precision control of the tyre contact patch”. 

2023 Jaguar F-Type R 75 exhaust tips
The sound out of these will make you weak at the knees

Revised upper ball joints with significantly increased camber and toe stiffness have also been installed for 2023. 

Carbon ceramic brakes are an option for the F-Type 75 and measure in at 398mm at the front and 380mm at the rear with six- and four-piston calipers. 

Powertrains and performance 

The F-Type will remain to be powered by the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that has been available since the model’s inception in 2014. 

The 5.0-litre V8 block from the 2023 Jaguar F-Type 75

Two tunes for this engine will be available, a 331kW/580Nm ‘standard’ engine and a higher-performance 423kW/700Nm R version.

While the base F-Type 75 will be rear-wheel drive, the F-Type 75 R edition will have all-wheel-drive grip and can sprint to 100km/h in a claimed 3.7 seconds. To compare, this is the same performance tune used in the previous flagship F-Type SVR.

As before, all F-Type 75 models will come standard with a valved exhaust system that will have a quiet start function to avoid startling your neighbours. 

You can dial through the drive modes using this toggle switch

What’s the future for V8 sports cars? 

Many global automakers have made commitments to go electric by a certain time, however Jaguar says that 2025 will be the cut off, meaning the V8-powered F-Type will come to an end. 

That leaves a very small amount of cars remaining that are front-engined, V8 production coupes

Jaguar F Type 2022 rear 3/4
The 2022 Jaguar F Type convertible

The last of these cars sold in Australia are:

Jaguar F-Type 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • 75 Coupe RWD: $183,200
  • 75 convertible RWD: $188,450
  • 75 R Coupe AWD: $284,550