We've had quite a lot of anniversaries in the automotive world over the last few years and one of the biggest cakes was baked when the Jaguar E-Type turned fifty in 2011. Like any man that respects himself when going through the middle-life crisis, the E-Type got itself a sports car. The delivery was a bit late, but now the F-Type is here and that's all that matters.
Jaguar's F-Type is an answer to a question everybody's been asking for the company for quite a long while. That's because the Brits hadn't given us any true-heart sports car ever since the E-Type was retired.
Jaguar's been offering us more and more powerful special editions lately, but these were just pumped-up versions of their XK Grand Tourer. For crying out loud, the E-Type's design meant it became known as "sex on wheels", so it deserved a spiritual successor with the right proportions.
Of course, the 2014 F-Type appears in the context of the "new" Jaguar - if you've been listening to the news over the last few years, you're probably aware of the fact that Jaguar is carefully reinventing itself. Now that they've showed the world a wide list of new faces, they want to demonstrate that they're still good at the game that made them famous in the past.
We were recently handed the keys to Jaguar's pride and joy. The fob we received would unlock the mid-range V6 S model. We were eager to see if they had nailed it or not, so we canceled our dinner plans for the weekend.Continue reading