Jaguar's Super Sedan

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Growing up in rural Kentucky, I was fortunate to have a father who fed me a diet of vintage European sports cars and antique American muscle. I experienced the thrill of a lightweight and nimble, albeit underpowered, sports car in his Porsche 914. At 16, getting the keys to a '69 El Camino made me laugh maniacally at what torque did to your stomach when standing on the gas. Reflecting on my time with the 2011 Jaguar XJ Supersport, I recalled an old article about the then-recently released Lotus Esprit SE. The British sports car went from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds and, as a certain 'Pretty Woman' put it, "it handles like it's on rails."...

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