Fiftieth Anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type

A display in the Design Museum Tank to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Jaguar's E-Type car, which was launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show and, with a top speed of 150 miles per hour and a price tag of £2000, became an instant hit as well as a relatively accessible dream. Designed by Malcolm Sayer, the E-Type was the first large-scale production car to be developed from the study of aerodynamics, its bullet-like design making it an icon of the era, favoured by celebrities such as George Harrison and George Best.