New Jaguar E-Type Spotted, As Good As The Original? [POLL]

By | June 24, 2011

Original Jaguar E-Type

50 years ago one of the best looking and most influential sports cars started rolling off of a production line in Coventry, England. It was the Jaguar E-Type, a long-bonnet, rear wheel drive, heartbreaker of a coupe that redefined how sports cars should look. In fact, it would eventually made the number one spot on the Daily Telegraph’s 2008 list of the 100 best looking cars ever and Sport Cars International’s list of the top sports cars from the 60s (thank you Wikipedia). Even Enzo Ferrari once called it “the most beautiful car ever made.” Whoa! That’s about as great as Harrison Ford saying you can have his daughter in theĀ MillenniumĀ Falcon.

And it wasn’t just the magazine critics and industry big wigs that loved it. Over the E-Type’s fifteen year life span, over 70,000 units sold worldwide.

New Jaguar E-type

Now, 50 years later, Jaguar is trying to chase the success of their immortal E-Type. Today, Autocar released the first spy shots of the Brit’s attempt, and we genuinely want to know what you think of it. Of course, we realize the car in the photograph is far from complete, but it should give us a good idea of what to expect.

So what do you think?

Does this E-Type revival do the original the justice it deserves or has Jaguar fallen short this time? Let us know in the poll and comments below:

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1 Comment

AJ Wilcox on June 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm.

The new one may not be the successor that Jag was hoping for, but they sure did a dang good job at copying Aston.

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