Jaguar is celebrating 70 years of its sports cars with an F-type ‘Chequered Flag’ special edition. Available in automatic F-type Coupe and Convertible models with either the entry-level 297bhp four-cylinder, or supercharged V6 engines, the special is based on R-Dynamic models and features a combination of aesthetic and suspension tweaks.
That suspension tweak is a recalibrated ‘comfort’ mode on the adaptive dampers to try smoothen out the low-speed ride. The special edition rides on standard 20-inch wheels, and is available in a limited palette of colours including Caldera Red, Fuji White or Carpathian Grey, matched with a black painted roof on the coupe, or a black fabric soft-top on the convertible.
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The interior has also picked up some unique elements, such as red seat belts and a steering wheel with red leather top centre marker. The black leather seats also pick up an embroidered logo and white stitching. The dash is finished in a dark aluminium trim, while the infotainment system is now fitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Outside, R-Dynamic elements, such as body-coloured sills, splitter and diffuser are as before, likewise the gloss black-finished grille, window surrounds and side intakes.
Available to order now from dealers, prices vary between a jump of £6-7k above the R-Dynamic models on which they are based, taking into consideration the extra equipment fitted.