Ultimate Garage 2.0: Car #8

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

– Bernard Baruch

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Baruch’s remark has some relevance for today’s Ultimate Garage 2.0 selection. Make “purists” may not like the pick, but this is my Ultimate Garage. Enzo Ferrari may have called the Jaguar E-Type the most beautiful car he had ever seen, but my preference is for the Jaguar F-Type Coupe both in terms of looks and the fact that an automatic transmission is readily available.

 

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The top photo of a 2016 F-Type is from autoevolution.com; the bottom photo of a 2015 model (had to show one in orange) is from bestcarmag.com.

I mean, just look at them! A picture is worth a thousand words.

Of course, I would have to have the SVR spec, which is powered by a 5-liter/305 cubic-inch supercharged V8 producing 575 HP/516 LB-FT of torque. Oh, did I mention it’s all-wheel drive?!

I configured an F-Type SVR on Jaguar’s website. (Yes, I chose Madagascar Orange, which was not a cheap option at $4,900.) I was a little miffed that some things one would think should be standard in a car of this caliber—like a universal garage door remote—are extra-cost options. I have no idea whether or not Jaguar dealers let customers negotiate the price as standard practice. Accepting the website price as given this car would cost about $135,000. Hey, no used cars for this era automobile unless I am really buying it like my 2016 Corvette Z06. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

I expect some pushback from Jaguar purists. That’s OK.

 

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