The Jaguar E-Type
The jaguar e type s is a sports car that has stolen the hearts of many people around the world. It was introduced in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show and has gone on to become one of the most iconic vehicles ever produced by Jaguar.
It was developed at a time when a number of other sports cars were being designed, but the E-type stood out from the crowd because of its revolutionary shape and aerodynamics. Malcom Sayer applied his knowledge of aircraft design to create a car that was faster and lighter than its predecessors, but which also looked stunning on the road.
What Makes the Jaguar E-Type a Timeless Icon
During its first two years of production it was available in a 2-door coupe and convertible as well as 2+2 Roadster versions. It was also offered with a 4.2L six-cylinder engine producing about 260 horsepower in the coupes and about 270 hp in the roadster.
A new era for Jaguar began in 1961 when the E-Type was launched at Geneva. It was a new concept and a new model to rival the Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo that were on sale at the time.
At the time, a small team at Browns Lane in Surrey, England, developed and built just four or five prototype or pre-production examples which were tested for two or three years before being put into production. This is a far cry from the hundreds of people that are involved today in the development of a new car, and all the testing it takes before the end product is released for sale to the public.