8. Jaguar Mk 2
Jaguars were always powerful, fast machines, covered in beautiful bodies with luxury interiors. Car enthusiasts’ dream cars, combined aesthetics with smooth six-cylinder engines and luxury trim. Over the years, Jaguar earned its performance credentials with numerous racing wins and beautiful sports cars.
But in the 60’s, they presented a proper muscle car they disguised as a performance sedan in the form of the Jaguar Mk 2. This car earned the nickname, the “Bank Robber’s Express,” because of its speed and handling, which helped bank robbers quickly escape the scene. That is why the British Police also started using them in the 60’s.
With a top-of-the-line 3.8-liter engine from the E-Type and 220 HP, the Mk 2 was a capable, elegant sedan. It could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just nine seconds flat. Thanks to independent rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, the Mk 2 handled and stopped perfectly. This made it quite a capable machine in the right hands. Even today, the Mk 2 feels modern and potent.