The swooping teardrop shape of this classic roadster contributes to its aerodynamic efficiency. Capable of reaching sixty-two miles per hour in just over fifteen seconds, the E-Type (known in the United States as the XK-E) was the fastest large-production passenger car in the world when it was introduced in 1961.
Both a cutting-edge racing car and a luxurious passenger vehicle, the E-Type became an icon of the swinging sixties. The vehicle was owned by many celebrities including musician George Harrison and actress Brigitte Bardot and has stared in countless films and television shows, from James Bond movies to Mad Men.
Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art as Part of the Exhibit Automania, Which Runs Through January 2nd, 2022.