Jaguar Announces 2020 F-Type Checkered Flag Limited Edition
Jaguar F-Type Checkered Flag Limited Edition celebrates brand’s sports car heritage, dating back to XK 120 in 1948.
Based on the Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic coupe and convertible, and available on the 2020 F-Type model line-up with a powerful four- or six-cylinder engine, the Checkered Flag LE features a range of subtle visual enhancements to the exterior and to the driver-focused “1+1” cabin.
Highlights include a black contrast roof on the coupe and a Windsor leather interior featuring performance seats with embossed headrests, a dark brushed aluminum center console trim finisher and – in recognition of the Jaguar brand’s motorsport successes – a steering wheel with a discrete Checkered Flag logo and red leather band to mark the 12 o’clock position.
“Perfect proportions, design purity and visual drama – every Jaguar must express these qualities, and none more so than F-Type,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar. “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.”
The exterior of the F-Type is enhanced by the exterior black design pack, equipped as standard on the Checkered Flag Limited Edition, which benefits from extended side sills to subtly increase visual width and give the car an even greater presence and poise. The 20-inch gloss black wheels are exclusive to the Checkered Flag Limited Edition model and complement the red finish of the brake calipers. The model’s ebony Windsor leather interior is offered with contrast stitching in a choice of red or cirrus. The slimline performance seats, with optional heated and cooling functionality, feature headrests embossed with Checkered Flag branding.
The standard Jaguar InControl Touch Pro infotainment system features Meridian audio, a suite of connected services and, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard to make it easier than ever to access tailored smartphone apps using the 10-inch touchscreen.
Power comes from the 296HP 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine or the 380HP 3.0-liter supercharged V6 gasoline engine. Both offer an outstanding balance of responsiveness and power, and are matched to eight-speed Quickshift transmissions.
2020 F-Type Checkered Flag Limited Edition models are expected to go on sale Fall 2019.