15 December 2016

A one-of-a-kind Jaguar F-PACE ‘Designer Edition’, described by Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum, as his ‘Director’s Cut’, has raised £102,500 at the annual charitable Ben Ball.

  • A unique Jaguar F-PACE, personally specified by Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum, has raised £102,500 at the annual charitable Ben Ball
  • The one of a kind car is finished in Storm Grey paint, fitted with the Black Pack and 22-inch Double Helix wheels – not available as a standard option on the F-PACE
  • The winner of the F-PACE ‘Designer Edition’ lot also receives a special Owner’s Portfolio, featuring words from Ian Callum and a one-off design sketch
  • Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, Jeremy Hicks, also announced his ‘Channel Swim Challenge’ at the event, hoping to raise more than £150,000 swimming the Channel with 11 colleagues

Whitley, Coventry – 15th December, 2016 – A one-of-a-kind Jaguar F-PACE ‘Designer Edition’, described by Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum, as his ‘Director’s Cut’, has raised £102,500 at the annual charitable Ben Ball. The F-PACE 3.0 V6 S also comes with a unique Owner’s Portfolio, featuring an introduction by Ian Callum and a bespoke sketch.

Each element of the F-PACE ‘Designer Edition’ has been personally specified by Callum to create his ideal example of the F-PACE, Jaguar’s first-ever SUV. Finished in Storm Grey paint, paired with the Black Pack, Callum also picked out Ebony Taurus leather with Light Oyster stitching and 22-inch Double Helix alloy wheels – not available as a standard F-PACE option.

The one-off Owner’s Portfolio delivered with the car certifies the uniqueness of the ‘Designer Edition’ and provides insight into Ian Callum’s choices in specifying the car. It also includes a bespoke sketch drawn and signed by the man himself.

The F-PACE was a real pleasure to design, and the result is something we are incredibly proud of, but this ‘Designer Edition’ is in essence my ultimate F-PACE. You’ve got this wonderful positioning of the Storm Grey paint against the details of the Black Pack, complete with those wonderful 22-inch wheels that look like they’re taking the car forwards, even at a standstill.

Ian Callum
Jaguar Director of Design

The Ben Ball also marked the announcement of Jaguar Land Rover UK MD Jeremy Hicks’ Channel Swim Challenge. In August 2017 Jeremy will be swimming the English Channel as part of a two-team relay with 11 of his Jaguar Land Rover colleagues, hoping to raise more than £150,000 for Ben, the automotive industry’s dedicated charity.

Ben is a vital lifeline, with its sole purpose to help improve the health and wellbeing of those in the automotive industry and their families. I really wanted to challenge myself, my team and also the industry to get behind Ben, as our own dedicated industry charity. I’m pushing myself physically because it’s all too easy for us to take our good health for granted, and with our help Ben can come to the aid of those in our industry that need it most.

Unique Jaguar F-PACE, personally specified by Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum

The Jaguar F-PACE, priced from £35,020, is available to order now at Jaguar UK retailers.

You can configure your preferred specification at: www.jaguar.co.uk.  



Ben: support for life for the automotive industry

Ben is a not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people and their families. As an independent charity, our tailored, holistic care and support services enable people to navigate life’s toughest challenges, empowering them to make lasting, positive change. For more information about how Ben supports the automotive industry and its people for life – and how to get involved – please visit www.ben.org.uk.

For further information about Ben, please contact:

Leila Moss, Communications & Campaigns Manager, Ben
Direct dial: 01344 298 126

Jaguar Land Rover
As part of its role as a responsible business, Jaguar Land Rover is leading the 'Benergy' initiative which involves regular meetings with Ben and other car manufacturers to lead an ongoing and evolving plan to organise a constant stream of fundraising activities. These activities involve employees and the company as well as the general public. Retirees are encouraged to become Ben volunteers and signpost those who are experiencing financial or other issues to contact them for support.

Further information

For more information, contact:

Conrad Allum
Jaguar UK Senior Press Officer
M: 07468 715 346
E: ceallum@jaguarlandrover.com

Tom O’Connell
Jaguar UK Press Officer
M: 07392 103565
E: toconnel@jaguarlandrover.com

Ken McConomy
Head of UK PR
M: 07714 725 236
E: kmcconom@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

  • Jaguar’s first performance SUV, the F-PACE went on sale in April this year and has already become the fastest-selling Jaguar ever.
  • The F-PACE was recently crowned ‘Supreme Winner’ at the 2016 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards.
  • It has received a line of major industry honours since its April launch, including being named Auto Express ‘Car of the Year’, ‘Best Premium SUV’ by Telegraph Cars and 'Best for never going off-road' by Top Gear Magazine.
  • It offers six powertrains, from the 4-cylinder 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel with 129g/km efficiency producing 180PS/430Nm, to the 3.0-litre 380PS supercharged petrol V6 engine taken from the F-TYPE.