Jaguar has announced two new special edition versions of its F-Pace SUV – the F-Pace 300 Sport and the F-Pace Chequered Flag.

The 300 Sport comes with two 296 bhp (that's 300PS, hence the name) AWD engine options – the 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol and a 3.0-litre V6 diesel.

Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport
Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport

The petrol engine has 295 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 145mph, while the diesel engine produces 516 lb-ft torque and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds with a slightly higher top speed of 150 mph.

Exterior enhancements include grey alloy wheels and distinctive dark satin grey exterior details on the front grille surround, side window surrounds, side vents, mirror caps, door finishers,and the rear valance. There's also 300 Sport badges on the front grille and rear tailgate. Colour options are Yulong White, Indus Silver and Santorini Black.

On the inside there's yellow contrast stitching on the instrument panel, centre console and leather seats with a 300 Sport logo on the headrests, carpet mats, steering wheel and treadplates.

There's plenty of toys, too, including Touch Pro Navigation with Connect Pro that enables the driver to control essential features remotely; a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display that provides a customisable and intuitive driver interface; a Meridian sound system; panoramic roof, and 14-way heated electric front seats with memory – all as standard.

Available as optional extras are 18-way seats, heated rear seats, adaptive cruise control, adaptive dynamics, and an opening panoramic roof.

The petrol 300 Sport adds £8,430 of extras compared to the already available R-Sport model, but at a price of less than £5,000 more, while diesel buyers also enjoy £4,555 of added value.

Jaguar F-Pace Chequered Flag
Jaguar F-Pace Chequered Flag

The other limited edition, the Chequered Flag, is based on the R-Sport model and comes with an exterior adorned with distinctive gloss black detailing and 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels as standard, but 22-inch wheels are also available as an extra. Colours available are Yulong White, Santorini Black and the new Eiger Grey.

The inside is trimmed with a blend of leather and aluminium, with extras like 10-way electric front seats, a 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, including a 247 bhp 2.0-litre AWD Ingenium petrol, which delivers a 0-60mph time of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 135 mph; 177 bhp and 237 bhp diesel engines are also available.

Chequered Flag models add £5,810-worth of additional equipment, but with a price that is less than £3,400 more expensive.

"The Jaguar F-PACE remains the fastest selling Jaguar ever, but we always strive to offer our UK customers the best possible package," said Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director. "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."

Gallery: Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport and Chequered Flag