Jaguar Cars, left for the crows and buzzards by Ford a few years ago, is turning the corner like a race car driver with its wheels firmly planted on the asphalt. The latest sign: the utterly gorgeous F-Type coupe that the British company unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Porsche's heart lives in the rear end of the 911. The heart of Mercedes-Benz resides more in the brand values of the Three-Pointed Star than any one model. Mini is defined by petite packages wrapped in giant amounts of sass. Since the end of the Series III XJ in 1992, however, what has represented the unique and irreducible definition of Jaguar?
"We're not worshipping the ashes of our ancestors here."
Jaguar is taking its still-in-development F-Type to the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. Mike Cross, Jaguar's head of vehicle integrity, will be piloting the all-aluminum convertible up the hill, and we guess he'll probably have the 380-horsepower, supercharged V6 underhood that we'll see when the production car is introduced next year, though a V8 is also possible. We're just hoping that Jag sees fit to delete the F-filled camouflage on the model seen above and show us the car in all its