Special-edition model marks 70 years of Jaguar sports cars, while standard F-Type gets model-year updates
Felix Page Autocar writer
29 October 2018

Jaguar has released a new special-edition F-Type that marks 70 years since the first Jaguar sports car, the XK120, was produced and celebrates the brand’s motorsport heritage. 

Based on the existing R-Dynamic trim level and available on both coupé and convertible variants of the F-Type R, the Chequered Flag package features a number of racing-inspired motifs.

Exterior upgrades include extended side sills and 20in gloss black alloy wheels, while the bodywork can be finished in Carpathian Grey, Fuji White or Caldera Red, with a black roof available on the coupé.

Changes to the interior come in the form of an Ebony suedecloth headlining, performance seats finished in embossed Windsor leather, chequered flag branding on the headrests and tread plates and a dark brushed aluminium centre console.

The package is available on F-Types with the entry-level four-cylinder engine and the supercharged 3.0-litre V6. Both come equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard, while four-wheel drive is offered as an extra on the more powerful, 375bhp variant.

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Alongside this, the standard F-Type R benefits from model year updates including changes to the damping system aimed at improving ride quality and modifications to the existing suspension parts to improve handling and durability. In addition, a rear-view camera and front parking sensors are now fitted as standard to all F-Types.

Prices for the F-Type Chequered Flag start from £62,335, and orders books are open now. The regular F-Type is priced from £51,925.

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29 October 2018
What a fantastic addition to the F-Type range. Simple, premium updates to a titan of sports coupe. A car without peers. A car with such a breadth of talent that it is untouchable by anything produced in Germania and the world.

29 October 2018
Do you post this same comment for every JLR story? So funny and witty.

30 October 2018

I'm glad I wore a corset for fear of my sides splitting!

Rodestar.... he's not a witty f*ck3r just a complete f*ckw1t, probably the least popular n0b at his local hostelry.

I suppose as long as he is quietly chuckling to himself about his enormous breadth of hilariousness it does no harm. Nah, only "joking" - Rodestar eff off to the Autoexpress site and spare us your highly humerous repostes.

30 October 2018
kboothby wrote:

I'm glad I wore a corset for fear of my sides splitting!

Rodestar.... he's not a witty f*ck3r just a complete f*ckw1t, probably the least popular n0b at his local hostelry.

I suppose as long as he is quietly chuckling to himself about his enormous breadth of hilariousness it does no harm. Nah, only "joking" - Rodestar eff off to the Autoexpress site and spare us your highly humerous repostes.

Thanks for the insult kbummerby.

30 October 2018
kboothby wrote:

Rodestar.... he's not a witty f*ck3r just a complete f*ckw1t, probably the least popular n0b at his local hostelry.

 

What a nasty piece of work you are.   Bet you're proud of that comment.   Think you're smart?   Not even close.

 

30 October 2018
kowalski99 wrote:

Do you post this same comment for every JLR story? So funny and witty.

Hello Koala. No, I simply post what is fact about JLR's products. These glorious, premium vehicles are there to be celebrated for what they are, world beaters, premium standard setters.

29 October 2018

What a desperate attempt to breathe life in a product struggling from sluggish sales.  They cynically dug deep into a ‘chequered past’ of a catalogue to find something that once shared the same colour, et voila, a connection was found.

In all seriousness, JLR have received moans about how terrible the sound system has been in the F-Type since launch. Only their diesel engines rattle worse. Why not fix that?

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30 October 2018
wheelman wrote:

What a desperate attempt to breathe life in a product struggling from sluggish sales.  They cynically dug deep into a ‘chequered past’ of a catalogue to find something that once shared the same colour, et voila, a connection was found.

In all seriousness, JLR have received moans about how terrible the sound system has been in the F-Type since launch. Only their diesel engines rattle worse. Why not fix that?

Interested in what stats you have to say the F-Pace sales are SO poor??? In Europe at least they've been pretty good.

Looking forward to your reply

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

30 October 2018

 Only one real comment about the Car so far, here’s number two, I like this Jaguar, best shape they’ve had for a while, a little nip and tuck here and there is good,not sure I’d have one in a White though, see, not that hard...

Peter Cavellini.

30 October 2018
The F-type is the only 'Jag' that you look at and think 'Jag'.
I'd willingly buy one if I didn't think it'd be going back to the main stealer's service department every ten minutes.

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