Jay does just that in his latest video, trying out the D-Type influenced, F-Type based concept car at Pebble Beach. Under the skin is a Jaguar F-Type V8 S--which he also drives in the video--but several bespoke parts give it the look, feel and sound of a 1950s Le Mans racer.
Resplendent in a coat of Ecurie Ecosse blue--mimicking one of history's more successful Jaguar racing teams--Project 7 certainly looks the part, and Jay is a big fan of the styling too. "People notice this car" he says to a passer-by, "but people always notice Jags".
The F-Type too draws praise, compared more favorably to his collection of classic E-Types--such as the 1963 XKE he recently drove--than subsequent efforts like the XJS and current XK. Then there's the quality, the styling, the new-to-Jaguar driver-focused interior, and of course: the sound.
But would you choose one, as Leno suggests, over a Porsche Cayman or 911? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.