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Jaguar fans in Australia would love to know that the British-based carmaker has a big surprise for them, as it recently announced the introduction of a special model which celebrates the first sports car built in 1948, and which was the XK 120.

The special edition will arrive in 2020 as the Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag and represents 70 years of experience in building one of the most impressive sports cars in the world, starting with the aforementioned XK 120, back in 1948.

Famous Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum, speaks very highly of the car`s looks and performance under the hood:

“Perfect proportions, design purity and visual drama – every Jaguar must express these qualities, and none more so than F-Type. 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.”

Available in both coupe and convertible disguises, the 2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag will feature the Black Design Pack which separates it from any other F-Type model. It will features new side skirts and black grille sections from the SVO tuning division, adding as well black roof and massive 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels finished in diamond. The wheels are also in contrast with the red brakes.

The special features continue inside where the customer is welcomed with Windsor/Ebony leather on the Performance seats with embossed headrests, which come standard. There is also dark brushed aluminum for the center console trim, as well as steering wheel with subtle chaquered flag logo.

Under the hood, the 2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag will arrive with no less than four engine choices. Two of them refer to the standard 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder pot with 221 kW and rear-wheel drive system, followed by an optional 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine, with 250 kW for the V6 and 280 kW, respectively, for the V6 S.

Prices start at $139,650 for the entry-level F-Type Chequered Flag LE and go up to $213,450 for the top of the line 2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag LE 280 kW AWD Convertible. Full prices are released by Aussie magazine PerformanceDrive and are detailed below.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag LE 221kW coupe: $139,650
2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag LE 250kW coupe: $158,050
2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag LE 280kW RWD coupe: $180,450
2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag LE 280kW AWD coupe: $196,250
2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag LE 221kW convertible: $156,850
2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag LE 250kW convertible: $175,250
2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag LE 280kW RWD convertible: $197,650
2020 Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag LE 280kW AWD convertible: $213,450.