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NewsJaguar F-Type V8 Sound Being Preserved For All-Time

Jaguar F-Type V8 Sound Being Preserved For All-Time

V8 rumble, no late fees

  • The Jag V8 rumble is worth of a library

  • Jag’s engine sound recorded in high fidelity


It belongs in a museum! Or at least a library. No, it’s not some ancient artifact (at least not yet), it is the sound of the supercharged 5.0L V8 that is the best part of the Jaguar F-Type and it is being recorded for posterity.

The V8 F-Type, and all gas-powered Jaguars, are nearly out of time. From 2025, the British luxury brand is set to sell only near-silent electric vehicles. Which, if you’re a fan of automotive audio, is a shame.

To help preserve the F-Type’s roar for future generations, it will be stored in the British Library. Not a car, but recordings of the sound.

Jaguar made the recordings in a semi-anechoic chamber at its engineering centre in Gaydon. The same room where it develops its car’s exhaust notes.

The F-TYPE’s supercharged V8 makes a unique sound because of the meticulous optimisation 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,” said Senior Sound Engineer Charles Richardson.

The Library’s Curator of Wildlife and Environmental Sounds, Cheryl Tipp, said “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.”

It won’t be in the library until the fall. In the meantime, you can download it from Jaguar at this link.

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