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Published on July 28th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen


Jaguar Is Preserving The sound Of The F-Type V8 In The British Library

At least we can will remember the sound of an ICE Jaguar in an EV future

Well, I never thought thigs things could get sadder but they did. So with electrification slowly killing off the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, even iconic British automaker, Jaguar is not safe from this. In fact, the brand, knowing how iconic its V8 sounds, has decided to preserve this melodious tune in the British Library.

Why is this? Well, from 2025, every new Jaguar model released will be electric and while some may consider that good news, many enthusiasts will be disappointed to know this means the end for the brand’s ICE models, including the iconic 5.0-liter supercharged V8 of the F-Type.

Moreover, with this in mind, Jaguar has shared sound recordings of the F-Type V8 with the British Library to ensure that future generations can experience and enjoy the intoxicating exhaust note of the company’s final combustion-powered sports car and the rest of us who were lucky enough to experience it in our lifetime can remember it.

Jaguar recorded sound clips of the Jaguar F-Type R 75 in the semi-anechoic chamber at the Gaydon Engineering Center. This is the same facility where the car’s exhaust note was originally tuned and for the recordings, the F-Type R performed a number of gear shifts and acceleration runs for a more comprehensive list of sounds.

On top of that, Jaguar senior sound engineer Charles Richardson, said, “The F-TYPE’s supercharged V8 makes a unique sound because of the meticulous optimization work we applied to the entire powertrain, most of all to the intake and exhaust systems – more than 85 iterations before we first launched the car, and developed continuously ever since.” 

“The culmination of that work – the sounds you experience driving the F-TYPE R 75 – is something we want to be available for generations to come. Archiving it with the British Library allows us to do that, and that’s something we’re very proud of.”  He added.

What’s more, the two clips shared to the British Library perfectly capture the essence of the potent Jaguar F-Type V8 and while listening to a recording isn’t the same as enjoying it in person, it will have to do. Future generations may never hear an engine in person so they will have to go to museums to do so. Now that is extremely sad.

The British Library’s curator of wildlife and environmental sounds, Cheryl Tipp, also stated, “We’re delighted to be able to preserve recordings of the F-TYPE V8 engine for Jaguar enthusiasts and listeners around the world. As production of this engine comes to a close, this unique noise takes its place in the nation’s archive alongside other sounds that can no longer be heard today.”

We got all this from Carscoops and their full article is linked here. Thank you Carscoops for the information.

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