It is completely understandable why Jaguar would want to remake the E-Type every time it builds a two-seater sports car (at least to some degree…), because it is without a doubt, to this day, their most renowned model, and has received praise from everybody, including Enzo Ferrari, and still turns heads today.
However, up until the recent launch of the F-Type they never even got close to “reviving the spirit” in any way. As the Edmunds video below says, it took them 52 years to finally be able to make a car about which they can state with certainty that it is linked to the beloved classic.
Up until now, their sports cars always ended up becoming overweight cruisers. Even the E-Type itself suffered some unfortunate changes until it was taken out of production, and those last models are far less desirable nowadays, despite having a V12 engine under their bonnets.
Still, we’re thankful that Jaguar did make the F-Type, even if it took them this long, and so far it has been met with mostly positive reviews and an overall good reception from the scene.
Our only niggle is the price, which is a bit too high, because as the video states, when the E-Type came out it was almost affordable, and the new car is nowhere near that – they should have proven their loyalty to the original concept by making it cheaper, especially in these recession-stricken times we face.
By Andrei Nedelea