Jaguar has a unique way of celebrating it’s 70 years of sports car heritage. They launched a rally car based on one of the best sounding stock cars, the F-Type. Not only one but two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars, with styling from the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition. 70 years back Jaguar came into the sports car segment with their XK 120 in 1948.
The cars also pay homage to Ian Appleyard who finished three consecutive Alpine Rallies and won the RAC and Tulip in his Jaguar XK 120.
Jaguar is using lightweight 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 300ps. Both cars adhere to FIA specifications. It gets a full roll cage, race seats with six-point harness, auxiliary lights up front, fire extinguisher, a hydraulic handbrake, limited slip differential and a rally suspension.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said: “The opportunity to design a rally car doesn’t come along very often so I was fascinated to see how we could take our modern day sports car to a similar character. These models are a fitting tribute to the XK 120 and all the great Jaguar sports cars since its reveal 70 years ago, including the latest F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition.”
The paint scheme took inspiration from the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition. It gets gloss black wheels and contrasting roof in black. Inside it gets Ebony Windsor Leather interior and seats with embossed Chequered Flag headrests.
Thought you cannot buy these cars as only 2 limited edition has been made for promotional purposes. Jaguar plans to do many promotional events over the next few months with the cars. Here’s a video from Jaguar so you can see what a Rally spec F-Type is capable of.
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