After a successful decade of racing, Jaguar created a E2A, a new prototype that would lend its development to future racing and production cars. Essentially, E2A became an interim model bridging the gap between the iconic E-Type and the victorious D-Type.
The release of E2A marked Jaguar’s possible intention to continue their motor sports program which ended in 1956. E2A was designed to accommodate the new 1960 sports car regulations which included minimum heights for both the car and windscreen. It was these same restrictions which forced Bizzarrini to raise the windscreen angle on his Ferrari GTO, effectively ruining his initial form.