TopGear's ultimate Jaguar F-Type road test

Any other issues that need raising? A couple. The poor packaging is enough of a factor to potentially influence your buying decision, and although Jaguar has been widely criticised for the F-Type's lofty pricing strategy, now that we've driven it, our doubts are gone. It fully justifies its price and positioning.

The F-Type isn't perfect, but it's an exceptional sports car, sharp and invigorating and full of life and charisma. It's a car Jaguar should be proud of, the best sports car to emerge from Britain in a mighty long time. Which begs a question: is the very British F-Type a world-beater?

(Words: Ollie Marriage, Photography: Joe Windsor-Williams)