Throwback Thursday: 1961 Jaguar E-Type
The Jaguar E-Type is one of the most infamous classic cars, with Enzo Ferrari famously declaring the E-Type “the most beautiful car ever made”.
Jaguar originally launched the initial Series 1 Jaguar E-Type in 1961, with the model exported elsewhere for the first four months. it was only later in the summer of 1961 that the model became available in Britain, and it started its historic lineage in this country. It was reviews as the fastest car that was ever made in its time, and was flatteringly described by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car ever made.”
With its stunning bodywork, the Jaguar E-Type was a sight to behold when it first launched. It would stand out on the roads for its long nose and elegantly sculpted design, with no other cars even remotely resembling it at the time. The models design is still an iconic and beautiful one to this day, with head-turning looks that everyone can appreciate whether they are a car fanatic or not.
When the Jaguar E-Type first launched, it was the fastest production car in the world. The 1961 E-Type was powered by a 3.8-litre engine that would produce 265 horsepower and achieve a top speed of 150 miles per hour. Meanwhile 0 to 60 miles per hour would be achieved in around 6.4 seconds. These figures were a remarkable feat for the time and are still impressive even by modern standards.
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