The Jaguar XKR is a sultry beast, but no one is going around calling the low-slung sports car in icon of the industry. That tag is still reserved for the similarly slinky E-Type. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the vehicle, and over the past half-century, its long nose and rounded hips have grown to become unmistakable. Could Jaguar release a direct successor to its legendary racer? One Turkish designer certainly thinks so. Using the dimensions of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as a guidepost, Emre Husmen set about imagining what a modern E-Type would look like.
The result is a vehicle with the same basic proportions as the original, though with a thoroughly modern twist. Look closely and it's easy to see the lines of the original E-Type snugged amongst the more modern body. Though we're fans of the design's profile and rear, there's something about the nose that simply lacks the simplicity of the original. Hey, everyone's a critic. Thanks for the tip, Emre!