Tiff Needell compares the 911 and F-TypeFri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700
It was a mere matter of time before somebody pitted the new Jaguar F-Type against a flat-six-powered automobile from Stuttgart. And while our natural inclination would've been to choose the mid-engined, two-seat Boxster S to mash heads with the 380-horse V6 S model, the lads at Evo had Tiff Needell compare the new Jag to a 911 Carrera Cabriolet.
The heavier Neunelfer is a closer power/weight match to the F-Type. Though the Jag outweighs the Porsche by over 360 pounds, it's also 35 hp up on the base 911 convertible. Pricewise, however, the droptop Carrera starts at $96,200, and for that money, you could have an F-Type with a 493-hp blown V8. Or a very nicely optioned example of the aforementioned Boxster S, our Best of the Best car for 2013.
Which one turns the faster lap around a course at England's Bedford Autodrome? Click the above video and find out.
By Davey G. Johnson