Jaguar E-type - Portrait Of A Design Icon

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Jaguar E-type - Portrait Of A Design Icon

Jaguar E-type - Portrait Of A Design Icon

Author: Smale G

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The Jaguar E-type was revealed at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show to a stunned media audience, and immediately rendered all other sports cars inferior and outdated. Not only did it set new standards in design but also in the all-important performance stakes, as the 1960s saw in a new generation of super sports cars. However, it was the affordability of the E-type that endeared it to the car-buying public, putting high performance within the financial reach of more buyers than ever before.

Although much has been written about the E-type over the years, Jaguar E-type - Portrait of a design icon is different in that it offers a detailed study of the design of the car, rather than just a history of the model. In fact readers will find very few technical specifications listed as the author has sought to uncover the inspiration behind the E-type's styling and overall design, revealing how both design and technical advances combined in the development of this remarkable sports car.

With a balance of contemporary pictures and stunning modern studio photography, combined with the author's superbly researched text, Jaguar E-type - Portrait of a design icon illustrates how the beautifully designed E-type was actually developed from the line of Jaguar racing cars, rather than following an evolutionary path from the XK150 line. Interviews with Jaguar designers both past and present confirm just how important the E-type is, even today, as its influence can be seen in the current XK range.

Author: Glen Smale is a lifelong motoring enthusiast whose writing includes magazine features, books and automotive marketing. A graduate in marketing, he has a strong interest in cars and people, and how these two interact. He is also the author of Porsche: The Carrera Dynasty for Haynes Publishing.

Foreword: Stephen Bayley is one of Britain's best-known design and culture critics and founding director of The Design Museum.

Publisher: Haynes Publishing

Status: Out of Print (No Stock)

Number of pages: 232

Colour images: 150

Black & white images: 100

Binding: SBD

Language: English

Origin: UK

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