The 2014 F-Type revives Jaguar's true sportscar heritage--its own XK has two tiny, vestigial rear seats, and that's enough to disqualify it to some on principle alone.
Still, it's a beautiful piece of aluminum sculpture in its own right, though it's considerably bigger and heavier than the coming F-Type.
The BMW Z4 is closer in size and mission, but doesn't have the heritage of the Jaguar roadster--and both it and the Mercedes-Benz SLK have power folding hardtops, not strictly in the traditional, classic sports-car mold, either.
All told, the Porsche Boxster may end up being the F-Type's closest competitor; it's mid-engined, but has a folding fabric roof, seats two, and bristles with amazing grip and acceleration that doesn't need nostalgia for the 550 Spyders of the past to sell it--though it also has that hazy memory in its corner.
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