- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 5, 1997
From the track at LeMans to the showrooms of America, here is the story of the car that many automotive experts feel is the most beautiful ever built.
In the late 1950s, Jaguar enjoyed a remarkable string of racing success highlighted by its victories at the grueling, 24-hour LeMans race. The car behind these victories was the D-type, and when it was transformed into a vehicle the public could buy, the re-skinned racer was christened the E-type.
Immediately, the E became one of the most celebrated and sought after cars of all time. Over the years, its reputation has only grown. The very first E-types were almost identical mechanically to the racing Jaguars, and they showed it in their handling and mind-blowing 150 mile per hour top speed. But it was the styling that made the E so famous. See how Jaguar transformed their racer into a viable production model, and how the E evolved over the years. Get an up-close look at the many variations on the theme that kept the sleek Jag so popular, and hear from the men who were behind this automotive legend.