The Chevrolet Corvette convertible and the Jaguar F-type V-8 S we’ve gathered here fulfill the basic tenets of the hot-rod faith. Window-shattering V-8? Check. Two seats tucked into a body that will draw longing stares and disapproving looks? Check. Guy behind the wheel wearing a Hawaiian shirt? Check.
But the Corvette and F-type do have differences. One has a DOHC engine with a supercharger on top, the other a pushrod V-8 that will send quivers through the body at idle. One looks like something a superhero would drive, the other something a superspy might buy. With all these commonalities and contrasts staring us in the face, we figured it appropriate to run our first test of the C7 convertible against its British foe to see who makes the better ride for the Hawaiian-shirt aficionado.
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