This book tells the fascinating, and sometimes frustrating, story of the journey from the iconic Jaguar E-type to its successor, the F-type. With nearly 300 photographs, it documents the evolution of the F-type from the Pininfarina XJ Spider through Jaguar's own XJ41/42, XX and XK180. It reviews the whole range of F-type convertible and coupe models and discusses the wild Project 7 and the latest turbo-charged four-cylinder cars. The special vehicles produced for Team Sky and Bloodhound SSC are included along with a useful chapter on buying an F-type. Finally, the book considers the F-type's future in a changing automotive world.
Andrew Noakes graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in automotive engineering and became technical editor of Fast Car magazine. He was later editor-in-chief of Classics before going freelance, and has since worked for a wide range of automotive magazines and websites. He has written more than twenty books including four previous titles for Crowood, mot recently Merecedes-Benz SL and SLC 107-series 1971-1989 - The Complete Story. He is a past chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers and alongside his writing he is course director of the unique Masters degree in Automotive Journalism at Coventry University.