Hot Topless Three-Way: Chris Harris Sics the Jaguar F-Type on the V8 Vantage and 911 [Video]
TheJaguar F-Typemay be a propertwo-seatsports car(automatic transmissionnotwithstanding), but in terms of price and performance, it doesn’t really match up with anything currently being made (with the possible exceptions of a well-optionedPorsche Boxster Sor aMercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG). The base340hpversion is significantly pricier than cars like the Boxster,Z4or even aCorvette; conversely, the495hp S V8can meet or beat the capabilities of many high-poroadstersand convertibles costing tens of thousands of dollars more.
Thus,Chris Harrisand theDrivecrew had a bit of a tough time picking two cars against which the F-Type S V8 would be compared on both the street and the track. Ultimately, theAston Martin V8 Vantage Roadsterand thePorsche911 Carrera S Cabrioletwere selected to be theJag’s sparring partners. How did they all stack up? Well if you’d watch the video you’d know, wouldn’t you?