Jaguar has revealed a new special-edition Chequered Flag model – scheduled to arrive in South Africa in April 2019 – conceived to celebrate 70 years of sportscars from the British brand.
Based on the R-Dynamic coupé and convertible, the Chequered Flag trim brings various mode-specific styling tweaks, both inside and out.
The coupé, for instance, gains a black contrasting roof, while both body styles boast SVO-style side-sills, 20-inch gloss-black wheels and red brake callipers.
Inside, you’ll find Ebony Windsor Leather trim (with contrast stitching in either Red or Cirrus), performance seats (with embossed headrests), dark brushed-aluminium centre console trim and a steering wheel bearing the “Chequered Flag” logo. Apple CarPlay has also been added.
It is offered with the 221 kW/400 N.m turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder unit or Jaguar’s supercharged 3,0-litre V6 (with outputs of either 250 kW/450 N.m or 280 kW/460 N.m).
All engines are matched to an eight-speed transmission with drive delivered to the rear wheels, or in the case of the 280 kW models, all four corners.
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