Jaguar has high hopes that its stunning new F-Type can be a worthy successor to the legendary E-Type.
We put the two cars head-to-head
It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve reached the moment of truth for the new Jaguar F-Type, as we test it on UK roads for the first time. To find out if the car has what it takes to join the ranks of legendary Jaguars, we’ve lined it up against a very special opponent.
The original E-Type was launched more than half a century ago, and ever since then, Jaguar has tried to recapture its magic. Over the years, models such as the XJ-S and XK have come near and yet been so far from the E-Type’s perfect mix of style and performance.
But from the outset, the F-Type’s aim is to be a thoroughly modern sports car that gives a nod to its famous predecessor.