E-Type or Cayman? Really?

Ian Adcock’s article, “E-Type or Cayman?” appeared on the Road and Track web site yesterday. The article title suggests a question and Adcock describes his thoughts about it in the first paragraph. He says,

That’s a tough choice, selecting between two iconic sports cars even if they’re separated by nearly half a century of automotive development.

I beg to differ. My answer is the E-Type, without the need for extensive consideration. In addition, I’d also say, “Dude … what is there to think about?!”

Okay, the Cayman has some advantages. It’s cheaper, more powerful, more comfortable, better handling, and it’s new. Those are important things, and if you’re looking for a daily driver, the Cayman wins over the E-Type. That said, the E-Type is just so damned cool. It has style the Cayman can’t dream of matching. I’d choose the E-Type and then buy another car as a daily driver.

Have a look for yourself.

Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman


Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type

Which would you choose if someone dangled the of keys in front of you?

Cayman photo by Stefan-Xp, released under the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2. E-Type photo by Dan Smith, released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

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  1. Shawn
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 08:23 | Permalink

    Hmm, tough choice, fine German engineering or some poorly engineered British crap that will leave you at the side of the road. There is a reason why the British auto industry is owned by foreign companies. Thems is fightin words!

    • Rick
      Posted June 16, 2011 at 08:59 | Permalink

      Don’t you come in here and be the voice of reason! 🙂 Seriously though, despite the truth of your words, I’d still take the Jag.

  2. Shawn
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:27 | Permalink

    In truth , it was one of my favorite cars to see when I was a kid. A guy around the corner from me has one, but in a pukey mauve-ish color.

  3. Jessica
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 08:20 | Permalink

    The E-Type is just so much prettier! And I could wear a silk hair scarf, a la Grace Kelly, to keep my coif perfect while cruising around with the top down.

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