These days if you are prepared to spend around 90 grand on a sports roadster, the car everybody tells you to buy is the Jaguar F-Type, the V6 S version. No doubt the F-Type is a fine car, but the least you should do is look at some of its rivals.
And you can do that right here by checking out this new episode of Motor Trend’s Head 2 Head. It’s Jaguar F-Type V6 vs Mercedes SLK55 AMG:
The SLK is a tad old – it’s only four years old, but such is the pace of the industry – but it can still cut it in a sports roadster battle royale. The car has a big naturally-aspirated V8 and something that will make the F-Type jealous: a folding hardtop.
The Jaguar, on the other hand, is incredibly hot. With a 375 hp V6, it is underpowered compared to the Merc’s 415 hp, but it sounds like it’s got a million horsepower, and some of these horses are armed with assault rifles!