Since the storied E-Type stopped rolling off the assembly line in 1974, there's been a sports car–shaped hole in Jaguar's lineup. The two-seat Jaguar F-Type, with its 495-horsepower supercharged V-8, power slides into the void: The new drop-top is a muscle-bound animal with bombastic exhaust that unleashes cannon bursts every time you stomp the throttle. The all-aluminum body picks up subtle hints of the E-Type's retro form, but the overall design – from flared front fenders to hidden door handles – is perfectly modern, as is the Porsche-baiting 186-mph top speed. [From $69,000; jaguar.com]
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