The first gasoline-powered Jaguar sports car* appeared in 1922. The last will appear 102 years later. Jaguar has confirmed that the 2024 F-Type will be the last internal combustion-powered coupe or convertible the brand ever builds.
The news is not unexpected. Last February, Jaguar announced plans to field an all-electric lineup by 2025.
Details on a swan song edition are coming
Europe will get a special edition to say goodbye, called the 2023 Jaguar F-Type 75. It features gloss black wheels, black leather upholstery, and clever emblems behind the wheel arches that depict the F-Type’s gorgeous silhouette. But that car may not come stateside in the same form. A Jaguar spokesperson tells us that a final edition will come for the U.S. as well. But details won’t be available until December.
So, for now, the news is limited to the swan song.
If you’ve always yearned to own a sporty Jag, the 2023 F-Type is almost your last chance. It starts at $73,400 (plus a mandatory $1,275 destination fee) and is available as a convertible or a hardtop coupe. Like all the best Jaguars, the thrills start when you look at it. It’s one of the most gorgeous cars on the market. An active exhaust system lets you roar it for all the world to hear or nearly silence it at the touch of a button.
The Jaguar F-Type
We don’t know what will take its place in the hearts of Jaguar fans. The brand has one all-electric offering now — the I-Pace SUV — but it has been one of the slowest-selling electric vehicles on the market in 2022, in part due to its limited range (246 miles).
We would expect Jaguar to update its electric platform before attempting to sell its first electric sports car.
*At the time, Jaguar did business as the Swallow Sidecar Company. It used the name Jaguar for a trim level of its 1922 SS 2.5-liter sedan “sports saloon.” The SS was one of the first cars to use the term “sports” in marketing material. But, as a sedan, it wouldn’t fit into the sports car category by today’s standards.
This story originally ran on KBB.com.