Jag F-Type vs Porsche 911 vs Boxster

Ask the Jaguar marketing types what they consider the main rivals to their F-Type, and they'll proudly tell you their new car is without competitors, a completely unique proposition in the market. Clearly the ‘unique proposition' bit is a little daft, not least because Jag itself was doing the whole front-engined, rear-drive, two-seater convertible thing 60 years ago. That said, it's true the pricing of the F-Type range plonks it into a weird, betwixt-and-between hinterland. At the cheapest end, the 335bhp V6 looks expensive against the similarly powered BMW Z4 and Audi TT RS, but the V8 offers far more go for far less cash than an Audi R8 or Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Stranger still, the 375bhp V6S - the sweet spot in the F-Type line-up - occupies a curious wilderness on the price/power scatter graph: no other manufacturer serves up anything even vaguely comparable. A car without rivals: nice place to be.