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Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag celebrates the XK120

Published : 30th October 2018


Journalist
3 weeks ago

Jaguar has launched a limited edition of its F-Type sports car celebrating the 70th anniversary of the XK120 sports car, which launched in 1948. Comprising of some new interior trimmings and extra standard equipment, the F-Type Chequered Flag is available to order now priced from $139,650 plus on-road costs.

Jaguar has also revealed the 2020 model year updates for the F-Type range, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto finally joining the range, as well as suspension updates and other subtle changes to keep the F-Type competitive.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag white front 3/4

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.” he said.

“In creating the Jaguar F-Type 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.”

2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag seat2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag seat

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the XK120 sports car was introduced in 1948, the Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag limited edition introduces a number of bespoke touches to the F-Type range. Based on the F-Type R-Dynamic, the Chequered Flag can be had in both coupe and convertible bodystyles, as well as with the 221kW 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, and both 250kW and 280kW versions of the supercharged 3.0-litre V6.

Setting the Chequered Flag apart from ‘regular’ F-Type models is Windsor leather with performance seats, an ebony suede headliner, dark brushed aluminium trimmings, Chequered Flag badging throughout the interior and exterior, as well as a red 12 o’clock marker on the steering wheel. The exterior features the Exterior Black Design Pack from the regular F-Type range with gloss black trim pieces, 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels and extended side sills from Jaguar’s Special Vehicles Operation for more visual attitude.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag white top

The launch of the Chequered Flag edition coincides with the launch of the upgraded 2020 model year F-Type, which includes a number of subtle upgrades and equipment additions. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard equipment, as are front parking sensors and a reversing camera, across the F-Type range. The F-Type R’s damper tune has been refined for a superior low-speed ride quality.

All engines are now equipped with a particulate filter to help comply with new WLTP emissions standards, while all models are now equipped with LED headlights and darkened tailights.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag badge

2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag pricing (plus on-road costs):
Coupe 221kW: $139,650
Coupe 250kW: $158,050
Coupe 280kW: RWD $180,450
Coupe 280kW AWD: $196,250

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

2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag white rear 3/4

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