Special edition F-Type Chequered Flag marks 70 years of fast Jaguars

12 Nov 2018

A special edition F-Type has been unveiled to celebrate seven decades of Jaguar sportscars.

Available as a coupe or convertible, the F-Type Chequered Flag packs some suitably sleek and sporting touches, as well as the kind of performance you’d expect from a flagship sports car that’s picked up more than 170 awards.

From the outside, you’ll be able to recognise the special edition due to its 20-inch gloss black wheels with diamond-turned finish, red brake calipers and the exterior black design pack, which adds SVO extended side sills to subtly widen the car’s stance. The coupe version also gets a black contrast roof.

On the inside, you’ll find Windsor leather lacing the performance seats and embossed headrests, a dark brushed aluminium centre console trim finisher and a steering wheel with discrete Chequered Flag logo and red leather band to mark the 12 o’clock position.

Buyers get to choose from one of three punchy petrol engines: a two-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with 295bhp and 400Nm of torque, or a supercharged three-litre V6 petrol engine with 335bhp and 450Nm or 374bhp/460Nm.

Jaguar says each unit offers an outstanding balance of responsiveness, power and efficiency and all with a visceral soundtrack that reflects the F-Type’s truly driver-focused character.

Ian Callum, director of design at Jaguar, said: “Perfect proportions, design purity and visual drama - every Jaguar must express these qualities and none more so than F-Type.

“In creating the Chequered Flag, we’ve focused on details which enhance F-Type’s presence and promise of performance. In doing so, made a fitting celebration of 70 years of beautiful, fast, Jaguar sports cars.”

Prices for the Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag start from £62,335 on the road - almost £10,000 more than the entry-level model.

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