Stop Teasing Already!

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Sure, Autocar. Jaguar’s gonna finally build an F-type roadster. And just in time for a “end-of-recession” 2011 launch too. Look, I’m just not ready for more pain. Weren’t you there? Didn’t you drool over the XK180 concept as far back as 1997? Didn’t an F-Type concept make you weak in the knees in 2000? And weren’t we told it would hit production? Remember that? That was nine years and five days ago. Ratan Tata thinks he can just pry that wound open, does he? “Putting exciting projects on the back burner is the thing we should not do,” eh? Ratan? Fine. Just do it already, then. And make it look like this one.

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  • Robert Schwartz Robert Schwartz on Jan 09, 2009

    The E-type is still sexier than anything sold as new today. They could do a lot worse than duplicate it.

  • Allegro con moto-car Allegro con moto-car on Jan 09, 2009

    Dang--that looks like speed racer's car!

  • Steven Lang Steven Lang on Jan 10, 2009

    Damn! That is one beautiful machine! No bangle butt. No excessive ornamentation. A nice smooth streamlined look. If the rest of the car is as good as it looks, Jaguar may finally find themselves knee deep in a comeback.

  • Chuckgoolsbee Chuckgoolsbee on Jan 11, 2009

    I've already got the original... no need to wait. ;) --chuck