Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition Celebrates 70 Years Of Sports Cars

Jaguar is known primarily for manufacturing luxury automobiles. Not just sedans, but crossovers and electric vehicles now, too. But it has a parallel heritage in creating sports cars. And it’s celebrating that legacy with this special-edition F-Type.

Called the Chequered Flag edition, the special F-Type marks 70 years since the launch of the original XK120 in 1948 – since which it has produced such sports cars as the E-Type, XK, and XJ220.

The Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag edition is based on the R-Dynamic trim with the Exterior Design Pack, and upgrades with such unique features as a contrasting black rook and unique 20-inch alloys hiding red brake calipers. Inside you’ll find Windsor Leather upholstery, Performance seats, dark brushed aluminum trim on the center console, and a special steering wheel with checkered-flag logo and red-leather center mark at 12 o’clock. And of course it features special badges inside and out.

“Perfect proportions, design purity and visual drama – every Jaguar must express these qualities, and none more so than F-Type,” said chief designer Ian Callum. “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.”

The special edition can be had in both coupe and convertible body-styles, and with either the 2.0-liter turbo four rated at 296 hp (221 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque or the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 good for 380 hp (283 kW) and 339 lb-ft (460 Nm). Both come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear drive or (in the V6 version) available all-wheel drive.

Along with the special edition, Jaguar has also upgraded the suspension on the F-Type R with softer dampers and components borrowed from the top-of-the-line SVR model.

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  • Bash

    Cool quality set of pictures.
    Like the ones they use in the official car brochure.

  • Astonman

    This car is beautiful!

  • That’s nice.. and now I remember F-Type probably won’t get a successor… sad.

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