1961 19 JAGUAR R ETYPE Evolve

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Evolved from the ’50’s Le Mans-win­ning ng D-typ­type rac­ers, the fe­line E-type’s orig­i­nal gi­nal aim was to stamp Jaguar’s au­thor­ity on per­for­mance. Its 150mph claim was s sen­sa­tional, aided by in­no­va­tions like e mono­coque con­struc­tion, in­de­pen­dent nt sus­pen­sion, rack-and-pin­ion steer­ing and disc brakes, com­bined in a light­weight, t, aero­dy­namic and then-af­ford­able grand nd tourer shaped by for­mer air­craft engi­neer, neer, Mal­colm Sayer. That’s why the E-type e feels like a wing­less jet fighter be­hindd the wheel. That it also rep­re­sents Bri­tain, ’60s revo­lu­tion and un­bri­dled sex­ual viril­ity ty are sim­ply reflection­s of the be­holder.

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