Comparing the GP with a Jag!

See this great write-up from Salocin over on MINI2:

Without doubt the most exciting of the foursome which is not unexpected. On the A30 it needs concentration to drive it swiftly. Surprisingly little torque steer so it takes off like a rocket at any speed. Perfect for overtaking.
It needs concentration because it tramlines on some of the poorer road surfaces. I am getting to know the places where it’s going to wander but that’s not the point. I shouldn’t have to! It can catch you out if you have one hand occupied on the gear shift whilst accelerating hard and hitting one of the bad areas of road.
There are few bends on this section of road so the GP is perhaps not in its element. The uneven road surfaces not withstanding it is the best handling machine I have ever driven. The suspension set up is totally in tune with the car.

Jaguar ‘E’ Type Series 1 Roadster
Very difficult for me to be objective here, I love this car and it’s been with me a long time! How can I compare a 40 year old sports car with a modern state of the art go Kart?
The GP is quicker in every way, of course it is. However even by todays standards, the Jag is fast, very fast. The excitement and adrenalin rush comes from getting the performance down onto the road! Unlike modern sports cars, the Jag doesn’t have ABS, LSD, DSC, electric windows, power steering, turbo charger, cruise control, mini-bar, diaper changing table or anything else!
What it does have is the ability to give you absolute satisfaction when driven well at any speed. It does need a certain amount of technique to get it right but when you do .. the wow factor is up there with the best ! Hanging the rear end out on an ‘E’ type is like nothing else on earth!

The GP screams and pops, the Jag snarls. Both are great sound tracks in very different ways but for me anyway, nothing beats a second gear slow cruise through a built up area in the ‘E’ Type, pure magic.

For more comparisons read the full write-up!

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