Jaguar E-Type celebrations planned

Starting on 16 September and running for two days, the 2011 Goodwood Revival will host the Jaguar E-Types to celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary since its launch.

When it was launched, the stylish sports car was named the ‘most beautiful car in the world’ by none other than Enzo Ferrari as it took the motoring world by storm.

The car was also a successful track car, and this will be revived in the Fordwater Trophy rae at the festival, which will exclusively feature pre-1966 Jaguar E-Types.

Ex-Formula One drivers such as Gerhard Berger, Jackie Oliver and Jochen Mass will take out the Jaguar’s in the race alongside other luminaries such as ex-Le Mans winner Andy Wallace, who took the title in a Jaguar car.

The celebration of all things E-Type is good timing for Jaguar as it prepares to introduce the next generation of Jaguar sports car at the beginning of September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new car, which will be closer to an XK coupe in styling but will feature two seats, will be revealed at the Jaguar stand in the show.

It will be joined by some of Jaguar’s more modern range, including the Jaguar XK, XF saloon and new XJ. Performance versions of the cars, including the Jaguar XKR-S, will also appear at the show.

Jaguar will also showcase the C-X75, a stunning hybrid supercar set to enter limited production in future after the original concept earned rave reviews when it appeared at the Paris Motor Show last year.