posted 5 years ago

Jaguar celebrates 50th Anniversary of the E-type

Jaguar celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the E-type on the first day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Jaguar celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the E-type on the first day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

All the Jaguar cars proved a hit with the 48,000 strong crowds, examples of Jaguars past and present were in action including the XKR-S, XKR and XFR.

Towering over the event was the sculpture of the Jaguar E-type produced by artist Gerry Judah. Measuring 28-metres in height and weighing a substantial 150-tonnes, the sculpture provided a striking centrepiece to Jaguar's sponsorship of the event.

The Jaguar C-X75 concept was on static display on the Jaguar stand alongside examples of every new Jaguar on sale, including the new XF 2.2 which recently drove from the Jaguar production line in Castle Bromwich to Munich, a distance of 816-miles, on a single tank of fuel.

The new Jaguar XF will go on sale in September with prices starting at £30,950 for the 2.2-litre diesel engine rising to £65,350 for the XFR. As with the outgoing range, the new Jaguar XK and XKR will both be available in convertible form while the new XKR-S coupé sits at the top of the range. All models go on sale in the UK in September with prices starting at £65,000 for the Jaguar XK coupé rising to £97,000 for the XKR-S.