Jaguar marks 70 years of sports car with F-Type Chequered Flag

Jaguar has introduced the F-Type Chequered Flag Coupe and Convertible to celebrate 70 years of its sports car heritage that started with the 1948 XK 120, culminating with the current F-Type.

Based on the F-Type R-Dynamic, the limited edition Chequered Flag will be offered with three engine options:

  • A 221kW/400Nm, rear-wheel drive 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol;
  • A 250kW/450Nm, rear-wheel drive supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol; and
  • A 280kW/460Nm, all-wheel drive supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol.

All engines are matched with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Additionally, the duo has also been enhanced with SVR derived dampers to improve ride comfort at low speed, as well as modifications to the rear knuckle and upper control arms along with the inclusion of SVR rear upper ball joint.

As benefitting their special status, the F-Type Chequered Flag will feature a range of visual enhancements to the exterior as well as the driver-focussed “1+1” interior.

Highlights include a Black Contrast roof on the Coupe combined with Ebony Windsor leather interior on the Performance seats with Chequered Flag embossed headrests, Ebony Suedecloth headlining, a Dark Brushed Aluminium centre console trim finisher and, as a nod to Jaguar’s motorsport successes, a steering wheel with discrete Chequered Flag logo and red leather band on the 12 o’clock position.

The car’s exterior is further spiced up with the Exterior Black Design Pack, which benefits from SVO extended side sills and exclusive 20-inch Gloss Black wheels with Diamond Turned finish, behind which hide a set of red brake calipers.

A reversing camera and front parking sensors are now standard.

Inside, the 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system features Meridian audio, a suite of connected services and, for the first time in a F-Type, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The F-Type Chequered Flag will be available in Caldera Red, Fuji White or Carpathian Grey matched with Black Contrast Roof.

Pricing (Excluding on-road costs):

Chequered Flag LE Coupe
221kW $139,650
250kW $158,050
280kW RWD $180,450
280kW AWD $196,250

Chequered Flag LE Convertible
221kW $156,850
250kW $175,250
280kW RWD $197,650
280kW AWD $213,450

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