At the London Earl’s Court Motorshow in 1948, a true British icon was born. The XK120 was the first true Jaguar sports car – a beautiful open 2-seater built around a 3.4-litre engine, and it’s 160bhp made it the fastest production car in the world.
70 years later, Jaguar still produces jaw-droppingly attractive cars capable of astounding performance – so what better way to celebrate this special anniversary than with a special edition F-Type – packed with style and power.
The Chequered Flag Special Edition
The Chequered Flag Special Edition is based on the F-Type R-Dynamic Coupe and Convertible – and it comes with a range of four- and six-cylinder engines, ranging from a modest but capable 300PS, up to 340PS and 380PS V6s that provide the kind of roar you’d expect.
A year after the XK120 was released, a prototype car with a passenger-side tonneau cover clocked an incredible 135mph overseen by officials on an empty Belgian motorway. Jaguar has given a subtle nod to this driver-focused experience with what’s described as a “1+1” cabin – a series of visual enhancements put your driver experience at the very heart of the Chequered Flag Special Edition car.
A black contrast roof sets the racing atmosphere, and the plush Windsor Leather interior means you’ll never forget the Jaguar is as much about luxury as performance.
Performance seats with embossed headrests and a brushed aluminium centre console give the interior a racing edge – and, if you were in any doubt about Jaguar’s racing heritage, there’s a chequered flag logo and a red leather centre band on the steering wheel marking that all-important 12 o’clock racing position.