Jaguar E-type V12 road­ster

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Drive-it Day Special The 50 Greatest Drives - Mike Le Caplain

For­get any E-type stu­dio photo you’ve ever seen or any car you’ve seen at a show – see­ing one in iso­la­tion out on the road is the only way to get the full-blown weak-at-the-knees ef­fect from those fa­mously volup­tuous curves. Climb aboard, and the vis­ual feast continues, es­pe­cially in the ear­lier cars, where brushed metal and evoca­tive tog­gle switches pre­dom­i­nate. But it’s the V12 that re­ally crowns the E-type. Turn the key and your ears are pum­melled by a spine-chill­ing tur­bine howl. Driv­ing a V12 E-type isn’t an ex­pe­ri­ence – it’s a full-blown as­sault on the senses. SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS EN­GINE 5343cc/V12/OHC POWER 272bhp@5850rpm TORQUE 349lb ft@3800rpm TOP SPEED 149mph 0-60MPH 5.7sec FUEL CON­SUMP­TION

10-17mpg TRANS­MIS­SION RWD, four-speed man­ual

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.