TopGear's ultimate Jaguar F-Type road test

It is shockingly fast, a real hot rod handful and almost a caricature of itself. You could slap a Yorkie logo on the back and have done with it. On wet, bumpy, cambered or coarse tarmac the traction light flickers like a strobe. It's the one F-Type I'd say is possibly too much.

The V6S is the better blend. Its engine is more usable, and although both are equally beautifully balanced, feeling almost mid-engined at times, the lighter V6 motor feels fractionally defter, better able to hold a cornering line, a bit cleaner and ultimately more satisfying to drive. I even prefer the way the V6S sounds - it's more unusual than the burbling V8 and sounds even more delicious when downshifting.