10. Jaguar Mark 1 Mark 2
These are certainly not entirely pure sports models, but nevertheless, they are worthy of being in our rating, since compact sedans Jaguar Mark 1 and Mark 2 have repeatedly won various sports races around the world. These models were equipped with a 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine (Mark 1) and a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine (Mark 2). Such famous riders as Stirling Moss, Roy Salvadori and others have repeatedly won the race at the wheel of these cars.
9. Jaguar XK
This model was released in 1996. Jaguar XK has replaced model XJS. This model was distinguished by special smooth body shapes that helped the car to fight the aerodynamic resistance of the air. Initially, the car was equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 engine with a power of 290 hp. After several years, this motor was replaced with a turbocharged V8 with a power of 370 hp.
In total there were two generations of cars. The model was discontinued in 2014. The latest model, which came off the assembly line was equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 power unit with a power output of 550 hp.
8. SS Jaguar 100
The SS100 model was the receiver of the SS-Jaguar 90 car. Many auto experts believe that the SS100 model was the first Jaguar sports car. The SS Jaguar 100 was equipped with a 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine. Later, the power unit was replaced by a 3.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine. The power of the sports car was 125 hp. The maximum speed was 100 miles per hour (160 km / h). By the way that’s why the name of the model is 100.
7. Jaguar F-Type
The true first sports car for everyday trips (and not just for track racing) was called the E-Type, which came out in the early 60’s. F-Type is a logical modern extension of this class of cars. The new Jaguar sports model comes in both the coupé and cabriolet. The machine is equipped with six and eight-cylinder turbocharged engines. In addition, cars are equipped with mechanical gearboxes. Also as an option, you can purchase a version with a four-wheel drive.
6. Jaguar XJ-S
For two decades, the XJ-S (and later the XJS model) was the most powerful of all models of the company. Initially, the car was produced in the body of the coupe. Later, the company released a cabriolet. Machines were equipped with both six-cylinder engines and a powerful 12-cylinder 6.0 liter engine. In 1988, a special version of XJR-S was released, which had a more luxurious design and increased power.
5. Jaguar XK120, XK140 XK150
Model XK120 is still considered, as the most promising, of all cars ever built. This is the first sports model after the end of World War II. The car debut took place in 1948. The car was equipped with a six-cylinder engine capacity of 3.4 liters. The first version of the model had a power of 160 hp. In 1954, a modification of 210 hp was introduced to the market.
In 1954, the XK120 was replaced with the XK140. The novelty received a number of upgrades, including a new more powerful engine. In 1957, the XK150 was introduced to the market. This was the final version of the XK series. The last model had a capacity of 265 horsepower.
4. Jaguar XJR-15
From 1990 to 1992, only 53 supercars XJR-15 were produced. Basically, these machines were used for the 24-hour Le Mans race. The car was equipped with a 6.0 liter V12 450 hp engine.
The weight of the car was 1043 kilograms, which allowed the sports car to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 4 seconds and reach a top speed of 321 km / h. This is an exotic and very rare Jaguar car. Unfortunately, at the moment there is no successor to this model. But we hope that sooner or later the company will revive the legendary supercar, which again will surprise the whole auto world.
3. Jaguar XKSS
In 1956 Jaguar decided to move away from the production of only racing cars, deciding to release a sports model for daily operation in the city. For this, the engineers took the D-Type chassis and modernized the machine for everyday use, and released the XKSS.
Unfortunately, not many cars of this version were produced. Some of the specimens did not even leave the plant, burned down during the biggest fire in the history of the Jaguar auto. The remaining cars in our time are worthless money because of the uniqueness and rarity of the model.
2. Jaguar XJ220
Before in the automotive world, there were such supercars as McLaren F1 or Bugatti Veyron, in the world of speed and amazing sports cars, the queen felt the model Jaguar XJ220. This is the first hypercar in the world. The car was equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with two turbines with a capacity of 542 hp. The maximum speed of the hypercar was 321 km / h.
But this sports car is stunning not only thanks to its powerful technical characteristics, but it shakes its appearance. The design of the supercar gives the feeling that the car is in motion even when standing still. Today, 20 years later, the XJ220 still looks modern with all modern Jaguar cars. Believe me, if this car is put today in a showroom, and tell visitors that this is a new model, 90 percent of people will believe it!
1. Jaguar E-Type
The fact that this model ranks first in the ranking of the best Jaguar sports cars in the history of the automotive world. Our choice is obvious and the connoisseurs of this brand will understand us. True, many experts believe that the model XK120 is the best car in the history of the company Jaguar. But, nevertheless, 80 percent of people, experts and car enthusiasts believe that the Jaguar E-Type is the most beautiful and the best sports car of the British automotive brand in the company’s history.
The stunning exterior of the E-Type corresponds to the technical part of the machine, which surprises with its technologies. Initially, the model was equipped with a 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine. Subsequently, the volume of the engine increased to 4.2 liters. Then later the E-Type model was equipped with a 5.3 liter V12 engine (this power unit was installed on the third generation of the E-Type – Series 3).
Despite the fact that all versions and all generations of the Jaguar E-Type are stunning, the most important after all is the 1-series model, with which the era of the legendary Jaguar sports cars, about which the whole world has learned, began. It is the first generation that is very much appreciated by experts and collectors who are ready to give whole states for this machine.