50th Anniversary Porsche 911 vs. Jaguar F-Type Coupe is a battle of beauty, brawnFri, 13 Jun 2014 12:45:00 EST
There can't really be a loser between the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R and the Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition. One might be better than the other, but if you're behind the wheel of either of them, you can't complain. In a new video, Motor Trend takes on the difficult task of determining which one of these European powerhouses is the best, not just in terms of raw performance, but also how they actually feel to drive.
The Porsche 911 is one of the perennial favorites of the motoring world. It just doesn't go away and always seems capable of challenging the top vehicles in its class. In this video, Motor Trend takes a look at the 50th Anniversary Edition model that celebrates that heritage while boosting power somewhat over the standard version.
The F-Type Coupe is an incredibly masculine car, MT describing it as "a British Corvette." The coupe's exterior lines are tautly stretched over its athletic body, and it's supercharged 5.0-liter V8 sounds like a demon's growl. Jaguar seems to have things right with its latest sports car.
Despite the over 100 horsepower advantage the Jag has compared to the Porsche, it doesn't sprint away. Scroll down to see whether Motor Trend found the motoring icon or the new kid on the block as the winner of this shootout.
By Chris Bruce
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