Now owned by Tata, Jaguar has seen an incredible renaissance over the last decade, blowing away the dark cobwebs of the forgettable X-type and the ownership by Ford with exceptional saloons XE and XF, entering the vital SUV market with the stunning F-Pace and the design classic that showed Jag was back – the F-Type.
The F-Type has truly been an unqualified success, the range now spans into four different models (V6, S, R, SVR) and includes convertible, coupe, all-wheel-drive and even a purist's manual version, and can be found in all the most glamourous places in the world.
One of the secrets of the success of Jaguar and the F-Type must be the ability to remember and draw inspiration from Jaguar's roots. To recall bygone days of mid-20th-century glory without ever being stuck with the car-killing label 'retro'. To explore this we brought the F-Type face-to-face with the equally iconic MkII.