Has it really been a year since the Jaguar F-Type first went on sale? This luxurious roadster still looks and feels so fresh that it could have sprung fully formed from the head of Zeus mere moments before I picked up its key fob and opened the garage door to reveal its sultry presence. In a short space of time the 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE has become almost the anti-hero of the sports car segment, a brash, loud, unspeakably gorgeous, and ridiculously quick option for drivers tired of the clinical precision of the Porsche Boxster and disappointed by the comfort-first attitude of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
Given the opportunity to spend a week behind the wheel of the 2015 Jaguar F-Type S, the middle child of the convertible's line-up, I was curious to see how the car would fare without Jaguar's all-conquering eight-cylinder engine under the hood. How delightful, then, that the supercharged V-6 that is standard with the F-Type S proves to be more than up to the challenge of kicking sand in the eye of everyone sitting beside you at a stoplight, all while demonstrating the poise and visual excitement of a supermodel genetically spliced with a middleweight boxer.