2011 Jaguar F-Type Concept
Jaguar was back in a big way, with the E-Type of 1961. Essentially a spiritual successor to the legendary XK120 of the 1940s and ‘50s, the E-Type had everything going for looks performance and price.
Changes many brand happened since then. Then, at the 2000 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Jaguar unveiled the F-Type Concept to the world. And by God was it a stunner. The lines were simple yet provocative; the interior refreshingly Spartan and functional for a concept car.
The proof was a design that was both modern yet unmistakably a Jaguar. For years, whenever rumours of an E-Type successor were bandied about, it was 2000’s F-Type concept.
Instead, the XK8 – not a bad car but already four years old at the time – was left to struggle on for another six years before being mercifully replaced with the XK in 2006.
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