The jag e type is one of the most iconic cars in history. It was designed by Malcolm Sayer and launched in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, where it went on to become a sensation. It is still regarded as one of the most beautiful and desirable cars in existence today.
The e type was produced in three different versions: Series 1, 2, and 3. It started out with a 3.8 litre six-cylinder XK engine with triple SU carburettors that gave it 265 bhp and allowed the fixed-head coupe to accelerate from 0 – 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, and a top speed of 150 mph.
There was a second version of the E-type, the E-Type 2+2, which added an automatic transmission to the car. It was also nine in (230 mm) longer, with a more vertical windscreen and roof angle.
The Jaguar E-Type and its Influence on Modern Sports Cars
As well as being a beautiful and exciting sports car, the E-type was also very successful in racing. It won the Australian GT Championship in 1963 and was entered in various races including Le Mans.
The E-type was designed and built by a small team of Jaguar engineers at Browns Lane. It took them two to three years before they were ready for production and only a small number were made.
The E-type was a true revolution for the times in both its design and its performance. It was a brilliant combination of beauty and high performance that was both attractive and affordable at the time. It remains one of the most famous sports cars in history.