Che­quered flag flies high

Geraldton Guardian - - MOTORING - Ewan Kennedy

The famed Jaguar XK 120 sportscar was in­tro­duced in 1948, and to cel­e­brate the pass­ing of those 70 years since, two Jaguar F-Type Che­quered Flag Lim­ited Edi­tion mod­els have been launched.

They are based on both the F-Type R-Dynamic Coupe and Con­vert­ible.

Ian Cal­lum, di­rec­tor of de­sign at Jaguar, said: “In creat­ing the Che­quered Flag, we’ve fo­cused on de­tails which en­hance 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.”

High­lights in­clude a black con­trast roof on the F-Type Coupe.

The ex­te­rior is en­hanced by a black de­sign pack with SVO extended side sills and 20-inch gloss black wheels with di­a­mond-turned fin­ish.

There’s a che­quered flag in the wheel cen­tres and red brake cal­lipers.

In­side, there’s Wind­sor leather on per­for­mance seats with em­bossed head­rests.

There’s a dark brushed alu­minium cen­tre con­sole trim fin­isher.

In recog­ni­tion of Jaguar’s mo­tor­sport suc­cesses, the steer­ing wheel has a che­quered flag logo and red leather band to mark the 12 o’clock po­si­tion.

Jaguar’s Touch Pro in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem fea­tures Merid­ian au­dio, a suite of con­nected ser­vices and, for the first time in an F-Type, Ap­ple CarPlay and An­droid auto. There’s a 10-inch touch­screen. Power comes from ei­ther a

221kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylin­der In­ge­nium petrol engine or a choice of 250kW/450Nm or 280kW/

460Nm su­per­charged 3.0-litre V6 petrol en­gines.

All en­gines are mated to an eight-speed Jaguar Quick­shift trans­mis­sions and send drive to the rear wheels.

In the 280kW mod­els, there’s the op­tion of Jaguar’s all-wheel-drive sys­tem.

Pic­tures: Mar­que Mo­tor­ing

The spe­cial F-Type cel­e­brates 70 years of beau­ti­ful, fast, Jaguar sports cars.

The F-Type has 20-inch gloss black wheels with di­a­mond-turned fin­ish.

The che­quered flag in the F-Type Che­quered Flag Lim­ited Edi­tion.

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