CHEQUERED FLAG LIMITED EDITION OF JAGUAR F-TYPE

Jaguar_F-Type_Chequered_Flag_frontThe famed Jaguar XK 120 sportscar was introduced in 1948 and to celebrate the passing of those 70 years since two Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Limited Edition models have been launched. They are based on both the F-Type R-Dynamic Coupe and Convertible.

Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar, said: “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.”

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Highlights include a Black Contrast roof on the F-Type Coupe. The exterior is enhanced by a Black Design Pack with SVO extended side sills and 20-inch Gloss Black wheels with Diamond Turned finish. There’s a Chequered Flag in the wheel centres and red brake callipers.

Inside there’s Windsor Leather on Performance seats with embossed headrests. There’s a Dark Brushed aluminium centre console trim finisher. In recognition of Jaguar’s motorsport successes the steering wheel has a Chequered Flag logo and red leather band to mark the 12 o’clock position.

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Jaguar’s 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. There’s a 10-inch touchscreen.

Power comes from either a 221kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine or a choice of 250kW/450Nm or 280kW/ 460Nm supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engines.

All engines are mated to an eight-speed Jaguar Quickshift transmissions and send drive to the rear wheels. In the 280kW models there’s the option of Jaguar’s all-wheel drive system.

MODEL RANGE
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
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Jaguar dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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