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Dan Neil

Wheel Adventure: Jaguar Sharpens its claws

Wheel Adventure: Jaguar Sharpens its claws

On its release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car ever made.”  Wisely, Jaguar decided that its alphabetic successor, the F-Type, wouldn’t be a replacement for its iconic forebear. Rather, this new, low-slung two-seater is a bold statement of what’s new, modern, cool and sexy. Driving it is to understand the definition of thrilling.

Oh sure, it’s also a luxury sports car: There’s that tastefully refined, leather-clad interior and posh, toggle-rich cockpit (using only the finest materials and metals, of course). There are those flush door handles that ease out in welcome as you approach, as if saying,...