Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag special edition celebrates sports car landmark

It's 70 years since the first Jaguar sports car, the XK 120, was launched. The new F-Type Chequered Flag edition celebrates this

Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag special edition70 years of Jaguar sports cars is being marked with a new special edition, the F-Type Chequered Flag. It’s on sale now with prices starting from £62,335.

The car that celebrates 70 years since the launch of the Jaguar XK 120 is itself marked out by a number of chequered flag logos: on the rear, the steering wheel and seats. 

Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag special edition

It’s all pretty subtle, but the Windsor leather interior is more standout (pick contrast stitching in either red or cirrus). Performance Seats are fitted, there’s an Ebony suedecloth rooflining and dark brushed aluminium centre console to complement them, plus a steering wheel with a red ‘top centre’ marker. 

Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag special edition

Colours? Caldera Red, Fuji White or Carpanthian Grey. All are fitted with Chequered Flag-unique gloss black 20-inch wheels with diamond turned finish, and coupes get a gloss black contrast roof.

There’s a new treat for the Touch Pro infotainment system too: the 10-inch touchscreen comes as stadnard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (following its JLR introduction on the I-Pace earlier this year), plus a fancy Meridian sound system. 

Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag special edition

Jaguar offers the Chequered Flag either with the 300hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, or the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 in 340hp or 380hp all-wheel drive guise. 

“In creating the Chequered Flag,” said Jaguar design director Ian Callum, “we’ve focused on details which enhance the F-Type’s presence and promise of performance – and in doing so, made a fitting celebration of 70 years of beautiful, fast Jaguar sports cars.”

Jaguar F-Type: 20MY changes

Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag special edition

Jaguar has announced other tweaks for the F-Type range, as part of a 20MY (2020 model year) upgrade. Standard fitment to all F-Type is a rear parking camera and front park aid. 

The F-Type R has been given the damping tune of the higher-performance SVR, improving ride quality at lower speeds. There’s up to 24 percent less damping force at slow speed, but up to 30 percent more stiffness at higher speed.

The SVR’s rear upper ball joint has also been fitted to the R, plus modified rear knuckle and upper control arm. 

The 20MY Jaguar F-Type range is priced from £51,925 and is open for ordering now.

Prices: 20MY Jaguar F-Type


  • F-Type auto: £51,925
  • R-Dynamic auto: £55,625
  • Chequered Flag auto: £62,335


  • F-Type: £54,925
  • R-Dynamic: £58,625


  • R-Dynamic: £65,675
  • Chequered Flag auto: £72,715

P380 AWD

  • R-Dynamic: £72,325
  • Chequered Flag: £78,095

550hp AWD

  • R: £93,215

575hp AWD

  • SVR: £113,395

Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag: in pictures

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Richard Aucock
I'm director at Motoring Research. I run a bit, cycle a bit, have a huge love for the automotive industry.



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