First drive: Jaguar F-Type

James Baggott
First drive: Jaguar F-Type
First drive: Jaguar F-Type

The E-Type replacement has only taken 50 years to arrive – but can it live up to the legend? James Baggott heads to Spain to find out.

What is it?

Quite simply, the most important Jaguar for more than 50 years. Not since the iconic E-Type has Jaguar launched a new model into this segment, and boy has the wait been worth it. The stunning F-Type is the British manufacturer's new halo model – a high performance, two-seater convertible that's charged with 'changing the face of the brand'. Buyers are already queuing up for them, with a six-month wait already in place, and that's before any of them have driven it. As soon as more potential punters get behind the wheel that wait is going to get longer. A lot longer.