JAGUAR E-TYPE ('The Car's the Star') 1 of 2

'The Car's the Star' - E Type Jaguar (1 of 2). Originally shown BBC2 1997. Presented by Quentin Willson.

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JAGUAR MARK 2 ('The Car's the Star') 1 of 2
Jaguar Mk 2 documentary. 'The Car's the Star' strand on BBC 2 in 1997.

What’s the Greatest Machine of the 1960s…the Jaguar E-Type?
THE JAGUAR E-TYPE (1961) The Jaguar E-Type is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0-60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivaled looks. Motor magazine road tested a UK spec E-Type 4.2 fixed head coupe in Oct 1964. The maximum speed was 150 mph (241 km/h), the 0-60 mph time was 7 seconds and the 1⁄4 mile time was 14.9 seconds.They summarised it as "The new 4.2 supersedes the early 3.8 as the fastest car Motor has tested. The absurd ease which 100 mph can be exceeded in a 1⁄4 mile never failed to astonish. 3,000 miles of testing confirms that this is still one of the worlds outstanding cars". WHAT MAKES IT GREAT… In 2011, when the Jaguar E-Type had its 50th anniversary. Jeremy Clarkson described the car as ‘the essence of British brilliance’. TIME WARP… The E-Type was based on Jaguar's own famed racer, the Type D, which had won the world's most prestigious sports-car race for three consecutive years (1955-1957). Subscribe now for more beautifully produced Engine Porn! Like us on Facebook Twitter Instagram: ENGINE_PRN Vine: Engine Porn

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