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Jaguar F-PACE ‘Designer Edition’ created by Ian Callum for charity

December 16, 2016

Jaguar’s design boss Ian Callum has helped put together a unique F-PACE for charity, raising £102,500 at the annual Ben Ball.

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The F-PACE is described as the ‘Director’s Cut’ by head designer Ian Callum. It features a range of bespoke highlights, some of which are not available on showroom models such as the unique Storm Grey paint.

It also showcases 22-inch Double Helix alloy wheels, Light Oyster stitching, and Ebony Taurus leather. Packaged with the SUV is a one-off Owner’s Portfolio with authenticity of its Designer Edition status, along with a special sketch signed by Callum.

In terms of specifications, the F-PACE in question is the top-of-the-range F-PACE S featuring the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine that produces 280kW and 450Nm. Speaking about the car, Ian Callum, Jaguar’s director of design, said:

“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.”

At the Ben Ball the SUV raised £102,500, which is not bad considering the base F-PACE starts from £35,020 in the UK. Ben is known as the automotive industry’s dedicated charity in the UK.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.