Jaguar special edition Le Mans-inspired F-Pace

Jaguar is offering global fans of the brand’s motorsport pedigree a special F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 livery, celebrating the 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJR-9 LM.

The Midnight Amethyst Gloss paintwork paired with Sunset Gold Satin badging Champagne Gold alloy wheels – reminiscent of the Jaguar race car – will only be offered on the Edition 1988.

Only 394 examples of the Edition 1988 are being offered globally. The special edition F-Pace will make its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, June 23-26.

The exclusive Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 is the first limited edition of Jaguar’s pinnacle high-performance SUV, created by the personalisation experts at SV Bespoke. Just 394 examples are available worldwide.

An emotive specification, inspired by Jaguar’s rich racing heritage, includes specially formulated Midnight Amethyst Gloss paintwork, Champagne Gold Satin 22-inch forged alloy wheels, Sunset Gold Satin exterior and interior detailing, plus a ‘One of 394’ SV Bespoke commissioning graphic.

The Edition 1988 name, and the total number of cars to be built by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division, pays tribute to the number of laps completed by the winning XJR-9 LM at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1988.

Midnight Amethyst Gloss paintwork is a new colour that will only be offered to Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 customers.

Edition 1988 is also unique in featuring a Sunset Gold Satin Jaguar leaper and script on the tailgate. A laser-etched Edition 1988 logo is applied to each front wing panel.

In addition to the F-Pace SVR Black Pack components fitted as standard on Edition 1988, Gloss Black finishes are extended to the door mirror caps, brake calipers, wheel centre caps and the letter R on the SVR badging.

Further enhancing the refined and luxurious interior of F-PACE SVR, which incorporates open-pore carbon fibre finishers, the Edition 1988 features semi-aniline Ebony leather upholstery and exclusive Sunset Gold Satin detailing across the dashboard, steering wheel spokes, gear shift paddles and the heated-and-cooled front Performance Seats.

The Jaguar leaper and horn ring on the steering wheel receive a Satin Black finish, while subtle SV Bespoke and Edition 1988 branding on the illuminated treadplates and dashboard, completes the package.

F-PACE SVR is Jaguar’s pinnacle performance SUV. Powered exclusively by Jaguar’s 550PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine, it is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds and can reach a top speed of 286km/h.

Jointly developed by Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR), the V12-engined carbon fibre-monocoque Group C XJR-9 LM claimed Jaguar’s sixth of seven overall victories at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in France, adding to its previous wins with C-type and D-type sports cars in 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956 and 1957. A Jaguar XJR-12 would win Le Mans again in 1990.

The 1988 winner was driven by Andy Wallace, Johnny Dumfries, and Jan Lammers, who covered 3,313.5 miles over 394 laps in 24 hours. It forms part of the Jaguar Heritage Trust collection today.

Jaguar’s successes also included winning the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1988 and 1990, and securing World Sportscar Championship titles in 1987, 1988 and 1991 – making this one of the most successful periods in its motorsport history.  

The Jaguar F-PACE SVR Edition 1988 will be presented alongside the 1988 Le Mans-winning XJR-9 on Special Vehicle Operations’ display at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 8-12, and makes its dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 23-26.

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