Jaguar will be building the C-X16 based F-Type, but that hasn't stopped Hungarian designer Laszlo Varga from penning a new take on a well-loved cat.
Unlike the C-X16, Varga's E-Type re-imagining takes a more retro-inspired approach, sharing the original E-Type's famous proportions; the subtle lines, power bulge and Series 1 faired-in headlights are all there.
From the front, the E-Type's instantly recognisable oval air intake removes all doubt that this is a modern E-Type. Modern design touches include the slim-line LED tail lights, flush-fitting glass and huge alloy wheels.
Varga's sketches detail the evolution from the original shape to his own, demonstrating just how true to the original his re-interpretation is.
The original E-Type sold from 1961 to 1974, across three series, with 2+2 and roadster variants added during its lifespan. The series 3 introduced the mighty V12 variant into the mix in 1971.
The 1961 car is almost universally acclaimed, even described by sports car rival Enzo Ferrari as "the most beautiful car ever made". The E was replaced by the even longer-living XJ-S.
As a design study, it would take a miracle for this car to ever make the leap from pixels to reality - but it could be just the ticket to catch the eye of Jaguar design boss Ian Callum.
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