Classic Car | Jaguar E-Type (1961)
Whether you pronounce it Jagwar or Jag-u-ar, everyone agrees the brand oozes style. The E-Type was released in 1961 to some pretty heavy praise. If Enzo Ferrari mentioned it as, "The most beautiful car ever made, " well, that's good enough for those.
The Jaguar E-Type, as well as Jaguar XK-E to the North American market, is really a British sports car which was a manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its mixture of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model being an icon from the motoring world. The E-Type’s 150 mph (241 km / h ) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km / h ) acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension distinguished the car and spurred industry-wide changes. The E-Type was depending on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years beginning 1955, and employed that which was, the first 1960s a racing design principle, having a front subframe carrying the engine, front suspension and front bodywork bolted directly towards the body tub. No ladderfame chassis, as was common at that time, was needed and therefore the very first cars weighed only 1315kg (2900lb ).
On its release in March 1961 Enzo Ferrari called it the foremost beautiful car ever made. In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at primary on the collection of Top Sports Cars from the 1960s. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in The Daily Telegraph online collection of the world’s 100 most beautiful cars of time. Outside automotive circles, the E-type received prominent placement in Austin Powers films and also the television series Mad Men.
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