Jaguar F-Type Kei Nishikori Edition Courts Car-Driving Tennis Fans

Jaguar brand ambassador and World No. 5 ranked tennis player Kei Nishikori has been immortalized with the F-Type Kei Nishikori Edition, of which a mere 35 Fire Sand-painted coupés and convertibles will be produced.

Why 35? Jaguar Land Rover Japan multiplied the number of Jaguar F-Type models with Nishikori's coveted World No. 5 (as of November 1st) ranking. Makes perfect sense!

The 24-year-old Nishikori had already been given a Jaguar for his personal use when Jaguar Land Rover Japan named him brand ambassador last September, but then took a further step by creating a VERY limited edition F-Type coupé and convertible in his honor.

All 35 Kei Nishikori Edition F-Types are painted in Fire Sand, a distinct metallic orange hue described as “cool” by Nishikori at the November 20th introduction ceremony. Interiors are done up in Jet Black with contrasting Fire Sand stitching. Each car features a numbered limited edition nameplate on the dash with additional nameplates affixed to the fenders and the engine cover.

Buyers of the Kei Nishikori Edition F-Type can choose from one of seven models: F-Type coupé, F-Type S coupé, F-Type S coupé (manual transmission), F-Type R coupé, F-Type R coupé AWD, F-Type convertible, and F-Type R convertible. Visit Jaguar Land Rover Japan's dedicated product page for details and specifications on each model.

Nishikori was given an unexpected additional honor at the November 20th presentation ceremony: a unique piece of hand-drawn fan art titled “Jaguar's Prince”, created and personally presented to Nishikori by “The Prince of Tennis” manga artist Takeshi Konomi.

Jaguar Land Rover Japan is restricting sales of the F-Type Kei Nishikori Edition to Japan-based buyers who'd best have deep pockets: prices range from 10,460,000 yen ($88,650) for the F-Type coupé up to 15,260,000 yen ($129,325) for the F-Type R convertible. The ball's in your court, tennis fans.