2. Jaguar XJS

Introduced in the mid-70s, the XJS was a big step for the company. Under the long hood, there was a well-known 3.6-liter six cylinder and a 5.3-liter V12 engine, which was a better choice if you wanted full GT experience. The XJS was an extremely popular choice, especially in America where Jaguar sold the majority of 115,000 cars made.

Due to elegance, power, and speed, XJS remained in production for an incredible 21 years and still is a respectable car in every way. However, the V12 was somewhat unreliable and straight-six was underpowered. What to do? Just put thumping big V8 up front and enjoy this elegant Brit with US accent.