The Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag arrives as a special edition F-Type to celebrate 70 years of Jaguar Sports Cars.
Just three years after WWII ended, the Jaguar XK120 was revealed at the London Motor Show as a two-seat Roadster designed to showcase Jaguar’s new XK engine, complete with aluminium panels and a wood frame, and started a run of Jaguar sports cars which has culminated with the current Jaguar F-Type.
To celebrate that 70 years of Sports Cars, Jaguar has revealed the Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag, a limited edition F-Type as either a Convertible or Coupe and with a choice of engines and drivetrains.
The F-Type Chequered Flag is a cosmetic special edition, so don’t expect any power boosts, but it does offer some nice titivations to mark it out from regular run F-Types, and is based on the F-Type R-Dynamic.
Available in a choice of Caldera Red, Fuji White or Carpathian Grey – with contrast black roof on the Coupe – with black 20″ alloys and red brake calipers as well as a set of of bigger side sills from SVO for added butch.
The interior comes in red or grey Windsor leather with contrast stitching, Performance Seats, black suede headlining and steering wheel, dark aluminium trim and Chequered Flag badges.
Engine choices are the 296bhp four-pot and the 3.0 litre V6 Supercharged with either 335bhp or 375bhp, with RWD on all three but the option of 4WD on the 375bhp version, all mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Ian Callum said:
In creating the Chequered Flag we’ve focused on details which enhance F-TYPE’s presence and promise of performance – and in doing so, made a fitting celebration of 70 years of beautiful, fast, Jaguar sports cars.