Jaguar has ripped the covers off the latest special edition of its flagship sports car, F-Type. The Chequered Flag edition celebrates the brand’s 70th anniversary of building sports cars and are furnished with a series of cosmetic upgrades on the outside and inside.
To start with, the Chequered Flag edition comes in three colour options including Caldera Red, Fuji White and Carpathian Grey. Apart from that, the coupe also features a contrasting black roof. The special edition cars sit on a set of visually indicative black 20-inch, diamond-turned alloy wheels paired with red brake callipers. Additionally, the Chequered Flag comes with a more aggressive set of SVO spec extended side sills.
Coming to the interiors, the Chequered flag seats are trimmed in Windsor leather and sports a contrasting option of stitching between red and grey. Additional tweaks include a black suede finished headlining and a red 12 o’clock marker on the steering wheel.
The central console comes with a dark aluminium trim while special Chequered Flag motifs feature on the tread plates and are embossed into the headrests.
Buyers have an option to choose from three of the engine types including the 296bhp four-cylinder turbo at the bottom. The next two options sport the same 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine with power deliveries of 335bhp and 375bhp respectively. Jaguar is providing the latter with both rear-wheel as well as an all-wheel-drive layout, while the rest are only rear-wheel driven.
Jaguar has not restricted some of these changes to the new special edition cars with a couple of improvements making its way to the upcoming model year F-Type. The new F-Type will come with the latest Touch Pro infotainment system that now includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on its 10-inch touchscreen.
Reports suggest that the range-topping R Coupe and the Convertible now come with reduced damper rates by as much as 24 per cent to improve low-speed riding comfort. Jaguar claims that it also gains the SVR’s rear upper ball joint which makes the suspension capable and robust.