Jaguar E-Type Is Britain's Favorite Sportscar

The legendary E-Type is still enjoying its year in the limelight as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. The iconic proportions and rich history have resulted in the Jag being named the UK’s favorite sportscar at the Siverstone Classic this year.

Almost 3,000 visitors took an online pole and voted their favorite from a list of 15 contenders for the title, but the E-Type won hands-down, scoring almost a quarter of all the votes and beating the Morgan, which finished a respectable second.

“Britain is famous for its sportscars but until now no one has ever been able to say which one is the best. That’s a long-running debate we have now put to rest,
” said Silverstone Classic Event Director, Nick Wigley.

The result as well as the iconic Jaguar’s 40th birthday will be celebrated at this month’s Silverstone Classic with two headline races with up to 58 examples taking to the grid. The organizers are also hoping to set a world record with a cavalcade of 1,000 road-going examples parading around the 3.66-mile long Grand Prix circuit.

Plenty of other track events are planned, including a steam traction rally, a period fun fair, go-karting, a lawnmower grand prix, aerobatic displays with a Spitfire and Mustang as well as The Blades aerobatic display team while the parachutists from the Red Devils will also be dropping by.

Top Ten Favourite British Sports Cars according to Silverstone Classic:

1: Jaguar E-type 24.3%
2: Morgan 16.3%
3: TVR Griffith 12.0%
4: AC Cobra 7.4%
5: Aston Martin DB5 7.2%
6: Lotus 7 7.1%
7: Austin Healey 3000 6.0%
8: Jaguar XK 120 5.6%
9: Lotus Elan 4.1%
10: MGB 2.5%
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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