Jaguar is currently working on a brand new, electrified F-Type replacement, but that doesn’t mean it’s done with the current one. And given how they now intend to sell you Checkered Flag Limited Editions in the name of the XK’s 70th anniversary, the four-cylinder turbo F-Type got the rally treatment in honor of a white XK120 mainly known by its license plates. ‘NUB 120’ is Jaguar’s proof that roadsters can do it all. This car completed three consecutive Alpine rallies in the hands of Ian Appleyard, winning both the RAC and the Tulip as well.
Jaguar built two rally F-Types, both convertibles with the 296 horsepower four-cylinder. Now, that engine might be down on juice compared to the current crop of 380 horsepower WRC cars, but with rear-wheel drive and the right weight balance, it promises comparable amounts of fun.
In the meantime, Jaguar says we will see their prepped convertible at “a series of Jaguar events over the coming months.” But could it be faster around a dirty stage than an F-Pace SVR? I guess that’s for another day to find out.
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