Jaguar XK-E: Changing Sports Car Norms
During the early stages of the Jaguar XK-E, the vehicle was supposedly planned to be marketed as a grand tourer. In fact, it was shown to be public as such. However, changes were made and now, the Jaguar XK-E holds two seats and has been crafted and manufactured to be a coupe, and as a convertible. The coupe body trim is known as the FHC or the Fixed Head Coupe, while on the other hand, the convertible is known as the OTS or the Open Two Seater.
Several years after its release, the Jaguar XK-E welcomed a new version in its line and it was the 2 + 2 version. This new model had a much longer wheelbase compared to the earlier versions. Also, people who have come to be followers of the Jaguar XK-E says that, indeed, there have been three generations of this vehicle and these are called the “Series 1”, the “Series 2”, and the “Series 3”.
The Jaguar XK-E is also known as the Jaguar E Type. Many people agree that it is one of the greatest cars that have been ever built for it holds not only style and performance by also pedigree. By pedigree, it means that it was exquisitely and carefully done that each part has a specific job to do. In fact, the shell of the Jaguar XK-E has been designed and is the brain child of one very good aerodynamics engineer. Also, it held the engine that had high specifications and features. This engine held greater power and capacity compared to the famous Jaguar XK engine.
From 1961 and up until 1974, the Jaguar XK-E roared on the streets and made heads turn. It was actually manufactured by Jaguar Cars. Going back to automobile history, this vehicle and sports car was very much responsible for paving the way in revolutionizing and changing the sports cars designs as well as the sports cars’ performance, and handling. This vehicle was also marketed to be one of the not-so-pricey and that certainly helped the Jaguar XK-E in boosting its sales as well as its popularity.
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About the Author: Michelle Crimson holds a degree in business administration. She is currently working as an editor in New Orleans, Louisiana. This 32 year old mother of two is also a car racing fanatic.