Jaguar Adds Checkered Flag Edition F-Type to Honor Racing Heritage


Jaguar F-Type Checkered Flag Limited Edition
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Will This Special Edition Jag Race Into Your Stable?

Jaguar unveiled its latest special edition F-Type with the Checkered Flag Limited Edition. The car features special touches designed to harken back to Jaguar’s long racing heritage. The company specifically points to the XK 120 from 1948. The version of the car is available in both coupe and convertible models and you can get it with four or six cylinders. 

The Checkered Flag Edition F-Type is based on the R Dynamic version of the car. From there Jaguar paints it in Caldera Red, Fuji White, or Carpathian Gray and adds a black contrast roof to all coupe models. Additional exterior features include 20-inch black wheels, red brake calipers, and black extended side sills. Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar, said the following about the purpose behind these changes:

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

Jaguar put many special touches inside the car, including Ebony Windsor Leather on the standard performance seats, dark brushed aluminum trim on the dash, the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system features a Meridian audio system, and a Checkered Flag emblem embossed on the headrests. 

Power is unchanged from the regular versions of the car. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine makes 293 hp and the 3.0-liter supercharged version makes 380 hp. Pricing for the Checkered Flag Limited Edition starts at $72,925 for the four-cylinder coupe. The convertible costs $75,325. The V6 coupe comes in at $95,525 and the convertible starts at $97,925.