Jaguar has announced two distinctive special edition models for its award-winning F-PACE; the performance-focused 300 SPORT and the feature-packed Chequered Flag. They further enhance the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year‡ award-winning F-PACE range, which offers the unrivalled dynamics and everyday versatility customers expect from a Jaguar performance SUV. Updates to the entire F-PACE range also include the addition of Apple CarPlayâ and Android Autoä as standard equipment, while improvements to efficiency have seen CO2 emissions reduced by as much as 8g/km.
300 SPORT Special Edition
The 300 SPORT comes with a choice of two 300PS AWD engine options; the
2.0-litre Ingenium petrol and 3.0-litre V6 diesel. The former has 400Nm of torque and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds (0-60mph in 5.8 seconds) on its way to a top speed of 145mph, while the latter offers 700Nm torque and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.4 seconds (0-60mph in 6.2 seconds) and is capable of 150mph.
The 300 SPORT is identified by 22” Grey alloy wheels and distinctive Dark Satin Grey exterior detailing. Starting with the front grille surround, this extends to the side window surrounds, side vents, mirror caps and door finishers, as well as the rear valance. With 300 SPORT badges on the front grille and rear tailgate, it is available exclusively in Yulong White, Indus Silver and Santorini Black.
Step inside and the yellow contrast stitching on the instrument panel, centre console and leather seats provide a unique feel to the interior. The 300 SPORT logo is badged on the treadplates, carpet mats and steering wheel and is also embossed on the front headrests.
Comfort and convenience features include Touch Pro Navigation with Connect Pro that enables the driver to control essential features remotely. Jaguar’s 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display provides a customisable and intuitive driver interface. A Meridian sound system, panoramic roof and 14-way heated electric front seats with memory also form part of the standard specification.
Customers buying the 300 SPORT will have the option of upgrading the standard specification with a number of additional features. This includes 18-way seats, with the option of heated rear seats. Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive Dynamics and an opening Panoramic Roof are some of the other features also available.
The 300 SPORT also brings better value for customers than ever, with £8,430 of added extras compared with the petrol 300PS R-Sport but at a price of less than £5,000 more. In the case of the diesel 300 SPORT, buyers get £4,555 of added value over the F-PACE ‘S’ for just £500 more.
Chequered Flag Special Edition
The Chequered Flag is based on the R-Sport model and comes with a distinctive exterior that includes a sport front bumper and striking Gloss Black detailing on the front grille, door cladding, side vents, and roof rails. 20” Gloss Black alloy wheels are standard, but customers can option all the way up to 22” alloy wheels for even more striking looks. The Chequered Flag is available in Yulong White, Santorini Black and in the newly introduced colour, Eiger Grey.
Inside, the cabin has a seamless blend of luxurious materials and crafted finishes, with features including leather trim, meshed aluminium detailing and Chequered Flag treadplates. Occupants also benefit from a range of features such as 10-way electric front seats, Panoramic roof, Touch Pro Navigation, Meridian Sound System, reconfigurable 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display and the Touch Pro infotainment system as standard.
A range of 2.0-litre AWD powertrains are available with the Chequered Flag, beginning with the more performance-focused 250PS 2.0-litre AWD Ingenium petrol, which powers the F-PACE from 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds (0-60mph in 6.6 seconds) and to a top speed of 135mph. Diesel powertrains are available in 240PS and 180PS form, with the latter providing up to 41.9mpg (6.7 l/100km) †.
Chequered Flag models include £5,810-worth of additional equipment compared with the F-PACE R-Sport, but with a price that is less than £3,400 more expensive.
Every F-PACE features a lightweight aluminium intensive construction and driving dynamics that deliver the ideal balance between ride and handling. All-Surface Progress Control enables smooth, effortless traction on low-grip surfaces, while on-demand all-wheel drive and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics deliver optimum performance and capability.
Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK MD, said: “The Jaguar F-PACE remains the fastest selling Jaguar ever, but we always strive to offer our UK customers the best possible package. With this latest raft of updates to F-PACE, buyers have more choice, better value for money and the addition of the latest infotainment technology as standard. Rather than drastically alter what is already a very successful formula of best-in-class driving dynamics, luxury materials and sports car styling, we’ve simply made changes where it matters.”
The F-PACE’s high torsional stiffness enables its F-TYPE-derived double wishbone front- and Integral Link rear suspension to deliver a truly rewarding driving experience. Torque Vectoring and an Electric Power Assisted Steering system – both standard – further enhance agility and response.
A range of powertrain options can be specified, from the efficient 163PS RWD 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel that delivers up to 46.8mpg (6.0 l/100km)† and emits as little as 140g/km of CO2*, all the way to the astonishingly quick, performance-orientated F-PACE SVR with a 5.0-litre 550PS Supercharged V8. Efficiency tweaks, including the addition of ultra-low rolling resistance tyres, mean CO2 emissions have been reduced by up to 8g/km.
The latest model year F-PACE gains enhanced smartphone integration with Apple CarPlayâ and Android Autoä as standard.
The Jaguar F-PACE is priced from £36,820 (OTR) in the UK.