Thursday, May 23, 2013
Jaguar F-Type and Corvette C2 Stingray
Looking at the new Jaguar F-Type give me an uncanny feeling of deja vu.
Now I know why...
The mid-sixties Corvette Stingray is one of my all time favorite cars. It's just a stunning, timeless design. The new Jaguar F-Type has a lot of similarities, even though the cars were built 50 years apart, by different companies, on opposite sides of the Atlantic.
The Corvette Stingray and Jaguar E-Type were major rivals in the 1960s. Songs were written about both cars, most notably "Dead Man's Curve" by Jan and Dean is about a race between the two. On paper, the new Corvette and Jaguar look like natural rivals as well. Both car have similar dimensions and performance numbers. But from a styling standpoint, the cars couldn't be more different.
Based on looks alone, I'd take the Jaguar F-Type over the new Corvette. However, if I could pick the mid-sixties Stingray, I would take it over the Jag every time.
Posted by Mark Webb