Bringin’ Sexy Back _
It’s been a while since I’ve driven a Jaguar as good as the 2014 F-Type. In fact, it was the 2008 XKR Coupe. It was brand new at the time, but the model is now on its last legs after its most recent (and probably final) refresh.
The XKR’s 420-hp supercharged V8, luxury interior as well as it big-baller exterior didn’t go unnoticed. By me or by others.
One awestruck onlooker was unable to contain his unmistakable urge to try an make an egg omelette on the passenger side window at 2 A.M. one morning. I was close to home, so I was able to hose off the nasty mess before it did any damage to the $126,000 coupe.
Cars like this have an affect on people, for good, for bad and for ugly.
While out breaking-in the V6 S not long after its arrival in Canada, Jaguar’s press fleet manager said he came upon an E-Type owner driving around the countryside with his lovely companion one day.
He told me she seemed quite enamoured by the shiny orange convertible, but the gentleman driver wanted nothing to do with it. He even avoided eye contact.
My experiences with other Jaguar owners have been quite opposite. Almost all did double or triple takes, and roughly half flashed their headlights at me as they got smaller in my mirrors.
A few times I used the rear spoiler to wave back at them. Other times I’d just use my hand. The weather was fantastic all week, so the top was open pretty much the whole time.
To read my full review of the 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S, visit the PRN IGNITION website!