Dec 21 2008

Jaguar E-Type: A True Automotive Legend

There are few car aficionados in the world who do not know about the Jaguar E-Type cars. In fact even most sports enthusiasts who love car racing know about this particular car from the stables of Jaguar. Manufactured between 1971 and 1974, the Jaguar E-Type is one of the most admired sports cars of the 1960’s. Also known as the Jaguar XK-E, this car used to rank high in the list of sports cars for the reason that it was powerful, unique and looked as if it was meant for the future.

For about 14 years this particular model was one of the best selling cars. The prime reason were its capabilities coupled with its low price. This resulted in more than 70,000 Jaguar E-Cars being sold. During these years, about three different version of this car were released. When this car was designed, the engineers at Jaguar had planned to make it a racecar. Down the years it finally became a sports car and was first unveiled to the community in Switzerland in the year 1961.

It was publicized as a car that was meant for long trips and was also a convertible. Another amazing fact was the aerodynamic shape of the car. This was one of the first aerodynamically designed cars and set the trend for such cars. Its shape influenced the design of the other sports cars that were released later on. These are just a few reasons why the Jaguar E-Type is considered a true automotive legend.