Tiff Needell on a track, in this case the Bedford Autodrome, is usually something to look forward to. But is it really the best place to compare a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet against a Jaguar F-Type V6S?
The Porsche has 257kW to play with, while the Jag trumps that with 280kW on tap. Yet, the F-Type weighs 165kg more. So which is best?
To us the result of this Evo track battle doesn’t concern us and we can’t imagine any punter out there cross shopping these two cars would care too much either.
Perhaps we’re being a little shortsighted, but if you’re buying a convertible you’re more concerned with how flash you’re going to look when you park it in front of your local café before getting stuck into your skinny latté. Or something.
On that front, the Jag is miles ahead of the Porsche. We’ve no problems with a flashy Jag, that’s a great market for them to pursue, but a 911 should have a roof and its main purpose should be to drive in, not to pose in it.
Do you agree?