Jaguar is a world famous brand of luxury and sports cars and is part of Jaguar Land Rover, a company owned by Tata Motors since 2008.
The business was started by William Lyons and William Walmsley to make sidecars for motorcycles in 1922 and was called the Swallow Sidecar Company. It started to produce cars as the SS Car Ltd and produced such lovely cars as the SS 100 before World War 2.
During the 1960s to 1980s Lamborghini and Ferrari fought over the right to have the fastest, most exciting supercars with classic battles between the Miura and Daytona and then the Countach versus the Berlinetta Boxer and Testarossa.
Financial problems and the lack of development of a replacement for the Countach opened up the opportunity to a new breed of hypercars, the Jaguar XJ220, the Bugatti EB110 and the McLaren F1 in the early 1990s and then Pagani, Koenigsegg and others. Only in the late 2000s did Lamborghini respond to this new class of cars with the Reventon, Sesto Elemento and Veneno.
What Makes Lamborghini So Special?
The fantastic four syllable Italian name that sounds so romantic and exciting.
The sensational designs of, in particular, the Miura and Countach that made them look, at the time, the ultimate sports cars.
For those who love classic cars and diecast models of them