Jaguar E-type tops Autocar table
Autocar magazine today voted the iconic Jaguar E-type the best car it has ever road-tested.
The magazine, which began road tests in 1928, tested the E-type in March 1961.
Now, 50 years on, the legendary vehicle received the Autocar accolade for "its beauty, power, diving pleasure and design".
Second place in the best road test table was the McLaren F1. Third was the Mini, fourth the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and fifth the Volkswagen Golf GTi.
Autocar editor Chas Hallett said today: "No car in history except the Jaguar E-type has been so successful in putting together such an amazing package so totally convincingly.
"It is a design that has transcended the decades and is as much in demand today as it was when Autocar first tested it almost half a century ago."
After the March 1961 test, Autocar said critics would find little to complain about in the E-type and competition would struggle to match any of the main test criteria of performance, handling, ride comfort and price.
Jaguar's current design chief Ian Callum said: "The Jaguar E-type was a leader in design and handling in the 1960s and '70s and this accolade from Autocar shows that it is a car that maintains a sense of magic."