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2014 Jaguar F-Type vs. Its Competition

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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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The 2014 Jaguar F-Type revives the E-Type's sportscar formula without bowing down to its design ethos--and lives up to the promise of sports car fun in a luxurious environment.
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The 2014 BMW Z4 offers a pleasant balance of luxury, comfort, and sport, but it is at the pricier end of the roadster spectrum.
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The 2014 Jaguar XK is both sublime and sporty, as well as gorgeous, making it one of the most desirable cars in its segment.
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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the most conservative choice amongst its competitors, but the mini-SL makes for a charming, compelling choice.
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The 2014 Porsche Boxster defines the luxury sports roadster segment with its power, grace, and style.
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