- 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.
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.
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