Take the chequered flag with new limited edition 2020 Jaguar F-TYPE
The Chequered Flag edition F-TYPE celebrates 70 years of Jaguar sports cars.
Jaguar is a brand that knows how to look backward in order to go forward. For example, in recognition of its 70th anniversary of sports car production — all started by the open two-seater XK 120 — a special 2020 F-TYPE Chequered Flag variant is being launched.
This limited edition vehicle is based off the R-Dynamic trim featuring a contrast black roof, polished 20-inch alloys, Windsor leather upholstery and aluminum centre console. Available in both coupé and convertible body styles, there is also a choice of either the 296-horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged or 380-horsepower 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine, the latter able to be equipped with all-wheel drive.
“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 that 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,” said director of design Ian Callum in a news release.
Details setting the latest creation apart from regular offerings are the six-spoke “6003” wheel design, unique badging front and rear and in the interior, red illuminated sill plates, red brake calipers and a dark finish on the aluminum console finisher. There are three paint colour selections: Caldera Red, Fuji White (pictured here) and Carpathian Grey.
For those thinking of stepping up into an R grade running the 550-horse 5.0-litre V8 motor, the ’20 cars receive a suspension upgrade. Damping has been reduced by 24 per cent in the low range to improve ride comfort at cruising speeds, and the system borrows the rear upper ball joint from the top-of-the-line SVR and boasts modifications to the rear knuckle and upper control arm to increase performance and durability.
In addition, all new F-TYPEs receive a backup camera and front parking sensors as standard.