With the automotive industry seemingly hell-bent on going fully electric, there will soon come a day when the piston engine lets its last bang be heard. Before that day comes, Jaguar has made sure to preserve the sound of its F-Type V8 in the British Library for future generations to appreciate.
Recordings were made from both inside and outside the sports car in a semi-anechoic chamber to capture every last soundwave of its supercharged soundtrack.
The vehicle’s debut album features a start-up, a series of accelerations, and a few gearshifts that will no doubt leave car enthusiasts of the future begging to travel back in time once they take a listen.
The singer of choice was a 2024 F-Type R 75 Coupe, a special edition model that was made to celebrate 75 years of Jaguar sports cars.
Under the bonnet sits a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 that makes 423kW and 700Nm of torque, enabling a 0 to 100km/h sprint in 3.5 seconds. Of course, the same motor can be found in the old XJ sedan, as well as a variety of Range Rover models such as the SVR.
While we’re fortunate enough to still hear the godly dinosaur-powered engine’s roar in person today, we urge you to go and listen to the V8’s recording on the British Library’s website or on YouTube.