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Jaguar F-Type 2019 set for Chequered Flag special edition

The special edition will be available across V6 and four-cylinder drivetrain options, although only in automatic.
Tom White
Journalist
CarsGuide

29 Oct 2018 • 3 min read

Jaguar is celebrating 70 years since the introduction of its first sports model, the XK120, with a special edition of the F-Type Coupe and Convertible.

Dubbed the ‘F-Type Chequered Flag’, the special editions are based on the F-Type R-Dynamic and include a suite of aesthetic upgrades including bespoke 20-inch ‘diamond turned finish’ gloss black alloy wheels.

Jaguar is also using this F-Type limited edition to debut Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity on the car’s 10-inch multimedia touchscreen.

Jaguar has used the Chequered Flag special edition to debut Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the F-Type. Jaguar has used the Chequered Flag special edition to debut Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the F-Type.

Chequered Flag buyers will also benefit from a Meridian premium audio system, ‘slimline’ heated and cooled sports seats finished in 'Windsor' leather as well as brushed aluminium trim in the interior and a slew of ‘chequered flag’ logos.

All F-Type Chequered Flag editions come with the brand’s ‘Exterior Black Design Pack’ (normally $5640) which features the SVO performance subdivision’s improved aero tweaks.

The Chequered Flag can be chosen with three drivetrain options, from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo (221kW/400Nm) in rear-wheel drive to the 3.0-litre Supercharged V6 (280kW/460Nm) in all-wheel drive and can be had in either Coupe or Convertible for a total choice of eight variants (but no 5.0L V8 F-Type R version).

The Windsor leather sports seats are emblazoned with the 'Chequered Flag' logo. The Windsor leather sports seats are emblazoned with the 'Chequered Flag' logo.

The special editions are only offered with an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission, the six-speed manual from the rest of the range is not available.

Starting from $139,650 for the four-cylinder Coupe, the Chequered Flag is at least $19,400 more expensive than the R-Dynamic on which it is based.

2019 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag pricing

 CoupeConvertible
2.0L 4-cyl 8-speed auto RWD$139,650$156,850
3.0L V6 (250kW) 8-speed auto RWD$158,050$175,250
3.0L V6 (280kW) 8-speed auto RWD$180,450$197,650
3.0L V6 (280kW) 8-speed auto AWD$196,250$213,450

Do you think Jaguar have done enough to the F-Type to celebrate 70 years of Jaguar sports cars? Tell us in the comments below.