Yes, you could argue that a Porsche or Ferrari would look better in your driveway. But that fact is that the F-Type’s rear treatment, wrought by Jag’s design genius Ian Callum, is close to perfect. And it looks pretty rippling good from every other angle as well, particularly the driver’s seat.
The F-Type is a properly muscular example of sports-car engineering when it comes to feel as well. It’s much heavier and angrier than the Porsches it notionally competes with, and provided you choose the correct engine – a V8, obviously, rather than the merely adequate V6 or the surely-they-must-be-kidding four-cylinder version – it makes the kind of crazed howling noises that would frighten a banshee too.
While the entry-level four-cylinder coupe might seem tempting at $107,300, you’d kick yourself every time someone sailed past in the real deal: a 5.0-litre V8 Coupe or Convertible, which starts at a rather more hefty $246,012 and can fire you to 100km/h in just a tick over four seconds. Yes, that is quite a price range they’ve got there. But there are V6 models in between, meaning there’s an F-Type for almost everyone. And on the plus side, they all rock that fantastic rear end.