As a tribute to the graceful, long-nosed beauties of Jaguar history, the British automaker has released a contemporary homage: the F-Type Heritage 60. The limited-edition car comes dressed in a suit of verdant green—a shade called Sherwood that’s kith and kin to British Racing—and features design language that slyly recalls the roadsters of old.
The ’60’ of the name denotes years elapsed since the E-Type first appeared on tracks and narrow County roads in the UK, and the F-Type Heritage as a whole does suggest—albeit concisely, or with contemporary brevity—the E-Type body language. The car is a Jag ‘R’, or racing, model, and comes outfitted with a 5L V8 that delivers 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque; an 8-speed auto provides the kinetics.
Of the available ragtop and coupe, it is the latter that more forcefully suggests the long-nose design, as the fast-back gradient brings an emphatic sense of symmetry to the profile; the convertible debatably carries the freewheeling spirit of the car’s origins more acutely.