Jaguar turned two F-Type convertibles into one-off rally cars

Based on the F-Type Chequered Flag edition, Jaguar has developed two F-Type convertible rally cars to continue its 70 years of sports car heritage celebration which began with the XK 120 in 1948.

Both the rally-prepped F-Type convertibles have been equipped with modifications by Jaguar Design and Engineering – to FIA specifications – such as upgraded brakes and suspension, a rollcage, and bucket seats with six-point harnesses.

Brakes are now four-pot caliper units with grooved discs, both front and rear. Hand-built competition dampers and softer springs ensures that the convertibles can be driven flat-out over rough rally stages. Three-way adjustable dampers allow the cars to be tuned for different surfaces and feature spherical bearings for added precision.

Along the drivetrain, Jaguar even fitted a limited-slip differential to improve power delivery on loose surfaces while a hydraulic handbrake makes it easier (and more fun) to maneuver through hairpins. The Jaguar F-Type Chequered Flag Edition is available from £62,335 (RM336k).



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