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Jaguar Celebrates 70 Years With Stunning F-Type

Jaguar celebrates its history in a fitting way as the Checkered Flag F-Type stamps the car maker’s history with a seven-decade luxury-performance flagship that’s out to prove the legacy can still be a pack leader; even after all these years.

Originally founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, the company would work through a series of structuring and products — having a humble beginning in the motorcycle sidecar industry.

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They’ve come a long way from sidecar production in the 1920s, but the Checkered Flag isn’t just any special-edition Jaguar; it’s a legacy flagship selected to carry on the torch that was originally lit by the XK 120s. Those well-read in their Jaguar history will recognize the 120 as the first “real” sports car since the SS 100 introduced in 1936; each of these two cars are legendary in their own right. It’s the F-Type’s job to fill those shoes and help usher Jaguar’s prestigious legacy into a new generation of production-luxury cars with highly-automated control systems and alternative fuel sources. How does the F-Type stack up to these expectations?

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According to Wheels, Jaguar started by addressing the range of the Checkered Flag as outlined in a Wheels article, but simple endurance gains are only the beginning. Jaguar has outfitted the Checkered Flag with powerful four and six-cylinder powerplants (obviously featuring healthy doses of cutting-edge Jaguar technology) and an entire array of subtle aesthetic enhancements wrapping around the exterior and infiltrating right into the cabin; performance seats for occupants accentuate the embossed headrests and the dark brushed-aluminum center console complements a trim package that would be expected by a flagship trim package for a luxury-performance manufacturer like Jaguar.

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Whether buyers will opt for the 295hp, supercharged, 2.0L four-cylinder or the supercharged, 3.0L V-6 rated at up to 380hp, an eight-speed Quickshift transmission will transfer torque through either two or all four of the wheels, depending on equipped options. Jaguar is confident the F-Type is a more-than-worthy contender to carry on the torch, and it looks like they just might be right.

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