Now that you’ve learned about the history of Jaguar’s new F-Type
, seen what it’s comparable to
and finally arrived at your ideal version
, it’s now time to add some personal touches to really build that emotional bridge between you and the car.
Fortunately for you, Jaguar has its very own personalization department, the Engineered To Order (ETO) division, and it’s already previewed some potential upgrades for the car.
So, for day seven of our 30 Days of the 2014 Jaguar F-Type
, let’s take a look at what’s on offer for the sports car buyer not accustomed to off-the-shelf products.
In addition to the standard color and wheel options, plus interior packages that we saw yesterday, Jaguar has already announced some styling packages for the F-Type that fall under its new Design and Black labels
The Design label sees the addition of a number of sporty elements, most of which are color-matched to the vehicle body.
The Black label, meanwhile, adds some special satin and piano black finishes to a number of items around the car.
For example, the Design and Black labels allow you to install a splitter, side sills and rear diffuser that match the body color, while also giving elements in the grille, vents, front splitter and rear valance a satin black finish.
Inside, you can also add some black trim to the steering wheel, air vents and door switch surrounds, while also adding a glossy black finish to the rings of the instrument cluster.
2014 Jaguar F-Type with Firesand paint and Design and Black exterior and interior upgradesEnlarge Photo
For more extensive upgrades, that’s where the men and women at the ETO division step in. ETO is a semi-independent group also responsible for limited production models such as Jaguar’s R-S cars, including the latest XKR-S GT model
Here you can have virtually any color combinations applied to the car, such as the unique Firesand orange finish featured above. At the same time, engine and chassis upgrades are offered and limited only by the size of your bank balance.
Note, in addition to its luxury and performance upgrades, ETO is also equipped to build armored and specialist vehicles. We thought we’d mention that in case any up-and-coming dictators or drug lords were reading.
For an in-depth look at the 2014 Jaguar F-Type, check out the full preview over at The Car Connection
, and don’t forget to look back over our 30 Days Of F-Type coverage
. As mentioned, this is only day seven of our coverage, so look forward to much, much more, including our First Drive report coming next week.