Over the years, Jaguar has come up with many earthshaking models; and there has been much debate over which ones are the best. Different people have different tastes, and that’s why we don’t expect everyone to agree with our list. However, our research is based on performance, popularity, looks, and reliability of the models. Jaguar has been one of the top sellers in the global market, and we are glad that it has made a resurgence after enduring hard times that left it fighting for dear life. Jaguar has always made great cars, and it continues to make them. Here are the best.
How good was the Jaguar XK120?
The XK120 car has “120” in its name because it could hit 120 mph at top speed which made it one of the world’s speediest cars of its time (1948 to 1954). This sports car model was Jaguar’s first since the SS 100 went out of production. The XK120 had a classic profile. Handcrafted aluminum was used to make its panels. Wood frame bodies were used for production models while the lighter racing models had aluminum bodies. The race cars had aero screens, removable windscreens, and more powerful engines. Americans like stealing things from the British, for instance, we took soccer/football from the Brits and called it American football, but we all know that we will never admit it. In Jaguar’s case, the Americans stole the idea of the XK120 to come up with two-seater roadsters like the modern-day Corvette. Vintage collectors can buy the Jaguar XK120 for not less than $150,000.
What do we think about the XJ6?
The XJ6 four-door saloon remains one of the most special Jaguars ever made. In fact, it is so special that the manufacturing process went through the hands of William Lyons; the company’s founder. By the way, did you know that the XJ6 is Prince Harry’s great-great-uncle? We are just kidding; cars can’t be relatives with real people. On a serious note, the XJ6 is the official car of the UK Prime Minister and the royal family. The XJ6 was introduced in 1968, and it is still in production. The new model costs $74,400 while the old one goes for at least $170,000.
What makes the Jaguar F-Type R tick?
This is obviously the most gorgeous Jaguar ever thanks to its eye-popping exterior. It boasts of having a supercharged V8 that delivers 550 HP, making it the company’s most powerful model. The interior is quite stylish and sophisticated. It is a new baby that has become popular not only for its sexy looks but also because of its adverts that feature British celebrities like Mark Strong, Tom Hiddleston, and Ben Kingsley. The F-Type R car will leave your wallet with a hole worth $105,400.
What did the XJ220 offer?
The XJ220 car revolutionized auto engineering. It was a sports supercar that came with a twin-turbocharged V6 which had a capacity of 3.5 liters. Its reign lasted from 1992 to 1994, and during that time, it broke many records thanks t its top speed that could reach 212 mph. The manufacturer considered the car’s road use and racing when making its interior. This two-seater will cost you at least $400,000.
How do we rate the Jaguar D-type Long Nose
Just like the name suggests, the Jaguar D-type Long Nose did actually have a long nose. It had a nose as long as that of Sylvester “Rambo” Stallone or even better, Zlatan Ibrahimovic of LA Galaxy. This sports-racer was technically advanced; it had disc brakes and a monocoque construction. The aerodynamics of this car made it very fast. It had a tailfin and a wraparound windscreen. It can hit 192mph. According to Norman Dewis, a veteran test driver of the company, this one of best Jaguars to race.
How did the Mark 2 perform?
The Mark 2 was a mid-size luxury saloon that lasted from 1959 to 1967. It had a better suspension, larger windows, and slimmer door pillars when compared to the original Mark 1. The Mark 2 starred in many films that had chase scenes thanks to its smooth and speedy reputation. This car can cost $60,000 or more depending on its condition.
What is our take about the XJS?
The XJS was a classic vehicle was powered by a V12 engine. It was produced between 1976 and 1996. It received minimal style updates during its time. It has a price tag of $50,000.