What’s the difference between a Jaguar E-Pace and a Jaguar E-Type?

Apart from the fact that they were manufactured more than 50 years apart, the easy answer is “Quite a bit!”

You can judge this for yourself, when you see them side-by–side in the Darryl Twitt Motors display at the Australian National Show and Shine, on October 7th.

The six car Jaguar display will be one of our major attractions for the 2018 event, continuing with our recently introduced policy of showing you a featured top-of-the range current model performance car to add to our traditional display of classic, vintage, modified and restored vehicles.

The E-type Jag was introduced in 1961, and continued till 1975. As a bright-eyed and bushy tailed teenager in 1961, I immediately fell in love with the E-type. So did Enzo Ferrari, when he described it then as: “The most beautiful car ever made.”

The E-type has been my personal “most favourite car”, ever since!

The 4.2 litre 6-cylinder DOHC engine of the E-type developed 265 hp. (198 Kw.) and propelled the car to a top speed of 150mph (241Kph). It would clock 0 – 60 MPH in 6.4 seconds, via a 4-speed manual gearbox.

The E-pace, however is (not surprisingly) a completely different package, with Jaguar’s lead-house SUV being equipped with All Wheel Drive for all models, driven via a 9 speed (yes, nine) automatic transmission. Finish, interior and equipment are all exceptional, as you would expect from the Jaguar tradition.

Jaguar E-pace comes with a variety of engines, with a host of options in both diesel and petrol, culminating in the P300 turbo-charged 2-litre developing a whopping 300 hp. (221 Kw.)

This provides a 0 – 100 kph time of 5.9 seconds, together with an impressive fuel economy, depending on the engine specs.

Don’t miss this exciting display. There will be no less than six Jaguars on show and you will be offered a chance to win one for a weekend as part of a competition on the day.

More details later.

.. Ray Read