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2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition

Since the reveal of the XK 120 in 1948, sports cars have been integral to Jaguar’s heritage, the culmination of this rich lineage being the F-Type – winner of more than 170 global awards. Now, in celebration of 70 years of Jaguar sports cars, the F-Type range has been enhanced by the addition of the Chequered Flag Special Edition. Based on the Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Coupé and Convertible, and available with powerful four- and six-cylinder engines, the Chequered Flag features a range of subtle visual enhancements to the exterior and to the driver-focussed “1+1” cabin.

2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition
2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition

Highlights include a Black Contrast roof on the Coupé and a luxurious Windsor Leather interior featuring Performance seats with embossed headrests, a Dark Brushed Aluminium centre console trim finisher and – in recognition of Jaguar’s motorsport successes – a steering wheel with discrete Chequered Flag logo and red leather band to mark the 12 o’clock position. Ian Callum, Director of Design, 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 Jaguar 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.”
2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition
2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition

The Jaguar F-Type’s exquisite, perfectly-proportioned exterior is enhanced by the Exterior Black Design Pack, which benefits from SVO extended side sills to subtly increase visual width and give the car even greater presence and poise. The 20-inch Gloss Black wheels with Diamond Turned finish are exclusive to the Chequered Flag and perfectly complement the red finish of the brake calipers. The Chequered Flag’s superbly-crafted Ebony Windsor Leather interior is offered with contrast stitching in a choice of Red or Cirrus. The slimline Performance seats, with optional heated and cooling functionality, feature headrests embossed with Chequered Flag branding.
2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition
2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition

In place of the Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic’s Delta aluminium centre console trim, the Chequered Flag features a Dark Brushed Aluminium finisher. The texture and finish of this material perfectly complements the Ebony Windsor Leather. The Touch Pro infotainment system features Meridian audio, a suite of connected services and, for the first time in F-Type, Apple CarPlay and Android auto to make it easier than ever to access tailored smartphone apps using the 10-inch touchscreen.
2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition
2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition

Power comes from the 300PS/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine or the 340PS/450Nm and 380PS/460Nm supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engines. All offer an outstanding balance of responsiveness, power and efficiency – and all with a visceral soundtrack which reflects the F-Type’s truly driver-focused character. All engines are matched to eight-speed Quickshift transmissions and send drive to the rear wheels, or – in the 380PS models – the choice of Jaguar’s all-wheel drive system with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics. Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag editions are available to order now, priced from £62,335 OTR.

2018 Jaguar F-Type Rally Concept

The one-off F-Type rally cars also pay homage to the legendary Jaguar XK 120 registered ‘NUB 120’ which, in the early 1950s in the hands of Ian Appleyard, completed three consecutive Alpine Rallies without incurring a single penalty point, and won the RAC and Tulip.

2018 Jaguar F-Type Rally Concept
2018 Jaguar F-Type Rally Concept

Both rally-specification F-Type Convertibles are powered by Jaguar’s 300PS 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder petrol engine. With modifications overseen by Jaguar Design and Engineering, both cars were built to FIA specification, with comprehensively uprated brakes and suspension fitted alongside a protective rollcage, race-seats with six-point harness, bonnet-mounted light pod and fire extinguisher.
2018 Jaguar F-Type Rally Concept
2018 Jaguar F-Type Rally Concept

The celebratory models were put through their paces at Walters Arena rally stage, South Wales, to demonstrate their performance credentials and will attend a series of Jaguar events.
2018 Jaguar F-Type Rally Concept
2018 Jaguar F-Type Rally Concept

The rally cars’ livery takes design inspiration from the new F-Type Chequered Flag Limited Edition, which features a range of subtle exterior visual enhancements, including unique 20-inch Gloss Black wheels with a Diamond Turned finish and a Black Contrast roof on the Coupé. Inside, the luxurious Ebony Windsor Leather interior features Performance seats with embossed Chequered Flag headrests and a Dark Brushed Aluminium centre console trim finisher.
2018 Jaguar F-Type Rally Concept
2018 Jaguar F-Type Rally Concept